We are one of the largest research hubs in modern languages literary studies in the UK and have a rich network of international research links. We cover French and Francophone, German, Swiss and Austrian, Portuguese and Lusophone, Russian, Spanish and Latin American literature, as well as Dutch, Serbian/Croatian and Slovene. Our research extends from the medieval period to the present day, exploring the rich literatures in these languages across Europe and in Africa, Latin America and Québec. It includes literary and cultural theory, critical editing and literary history, comparative literary studies, and the interfaces between literature and other media, such as the visual arts, film, and music.
Our literary research explores a range of authors, periods and themes within and across language areas. Current projects include, amongst others, work on the authors Balzac, Brecht, García Lorca, Nabokov, Wilhelm Raabe, José Saramago and Anna Seghers; the Russian literary canon, the literature of Québec, contemporary German women’s writing, displacement in Russian and Balkan literature, the Hispanic Fantastic, and literary Realism(s). We are active in the following research centres and groups: Contemporary German Culture and Gender Studies; Science and Technology Culture; Modernity and Modernism: German intellectual history; Encounters: Writers and Translators in Conversation; the Travel Cultures Network as well as the Centre for Russian, Central & East European Studies; Centre for Research on Cuba; and the Centre for Translation and Comparative Cultural Studies.
You can find out more about postgraduate research opportunities by consulting the online prospectus.
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