Our research is at the heart of our activities and feeds directly into our undergraduate and postgraduate teaching.
We follow a distinctly comparative approach through critical and creative work in literature, drama, film, creative writing and journalism that extends across genres and media forms.
We have internationally recognised expertise in the literatures of the British Isles, the Americas, and Europe, from Shakespeare and transatlantic romanticism to global modernism and world literature, particularly from the United States and the Caribbean. This is combined with strengths in world cinema, film theory and practice, contemporary theatre, poetry, adaptation and translation studies, as well as political communication.
Three-quarters of our research was rated 'world leading' or 'internationally excellent' in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014.
A number of our staff are also make up the Research Group in Ecocriticism, Green Writing and Literary Geographies, reflecting our strong research across these areas.
We have an excellent record of winning major funding for our research. Some of our recent research projects include: