We have an international reputation for interdisciplinary research in literature, languages, linguistics and intercultural communication.
"We have research strengths ranging from medieval to contemporary literature, film, and modern languages that include pioneering research in medieval women’s writing, Shakespeare studies, 19th century literature and visual cultures, mobility studies and contemporary poetry."Prof Patricia Pulham, Professor of Victorian Literature
Our research groups contribute to research seminars, organise symposia, workshops, and conferences and encourage research collaborations amongst its members and with academic and non-academic external organisations and researchers.
We are running a number of funded research projects in literature and languages. Funders include the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the European Research Council (ERC) and the European Union.