Centres and groups

Our research groups contribute to research seminars, organise symposia, workshops, and conferences, encourage research collaborations with external academic and non-academic organisations and explore public engagement opportunities.

Research centres

We have two major research centres.


We contribute to conferences, seminars and annual outreach events.

Surrey Morphology Group projects

The study of language diversity and its theoretical consequences.

Centre for Translation Studies projects

Cutting-edge research in translation and interpreting.

New Approaches to Medieval Literature Group

We develop and apply new theoretical and methodological approaches to researching medieval literature, with specific focus on feminism, queer theory, postcolonialism and the global. Our work centres on innovative ways of understanding texts produced in the period c.600-c.1500. Gender and sexuality, race and ethnicity, multilingualism, and spatiality and temporality are key topics we address.

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Dr Leona Archer

Senior Teaching Fellow in French & Subect Leader for Languages

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Dr Amy Morgan

Lecturer in Medieval Literature

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Dr Liz Bahs

Lecturer in Creative Writing

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Dr Helen Hughes

Senior Lecturer in German and Film Studies

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Dr Allan Kilner-Johnson

Associate Dean (Doctoral College) & Senior Lecturer in English Literature

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Professor Bran Nicol

Head of the School of Literature and Languages, Professor of English Literature

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Dr Angela Szczepaniak

Lecturer in Creative Writing

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Dr Paul Vlitos

Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing

Victoriographies Group

We research the literature of, and writings about the long nineteenth century. Our research interests focus on nineteenth-century literature and visual cultures, travel writing, Victorian creative partnerships, theatre and sensation fiction, Victorian celebrity, nineteenth-century narratives of the past, decadence and Neo-Victorianism.

Seminar series

We run monthly seminars dedicated to Victorian and Neo-Victorian literature. Past seminars have included Lillian Nayder on "Dickens, flesh and blood" and Talia Schaffer on "The fortunate fall: ill writing and Sanditon".

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Dr Helen Kingstone

Surrey Research Fellow

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Dr Charlotte Mathieson

Lecturer in Nineteenth-Century English Literature

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Dr Beth Palmer

Senior Lecturer in English Literature

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Dr Lucy Ella Rose

Lecturer in Victorian Literature

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  • Phone: sel@surrey.ac.uk

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School of Literature and Languages
University of Surrey