Mobilities in Literature and Culture Research Centre

Founded in 2017, we are a large interdisciplinary research centre based in the School of Literature and Languages. We bring together colleagues conducting research and/or teaching focused on (im-)mobilities in texts and contexts, from a range of disciplinary, empirical and theoretical perspectives, from literature, history, translation and cultural studies, and periodisations, from the medieval to the contemporary period.

Meet the team

Dr Constance Bantman


I am the Deputy Head of the School of Literature and Languages (SLL) and was previously the School's Director of Learning and Teaching (2017-21). I teach French language, translation, culture and politics at all levels on the undergraduate language programme. My research focuses on the history of the French anarchist movement from 1870 until 1939, with an emphasis on transnation...

Dr Charlotte Mathieson


I specialise in Victorian literature and culture, with an interest in travel and mobility in the mid-nineteenth century novel, focusing on authors including Dickens, Eliot, Gaskell and Charlotte Bronte. My publications include a monograph, Mobility in the Victorian Novel: Placing the Nation (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015), and the edited collections Mobilities, Literature, Culture (P...

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