Showcasing the incredibly diverse range of research publications in the Faculty of Arts.
England's Other Countrymen: Black Tudor Society
Onyeka Nubia, Assistant Professor of History
We are told that somewhere in history, racist attitudes began, and that is why people have them now. This book challenges the trajectory of this claim and will stimulate debates on issues of difference, identity, theology and race.
The Fig Tree translated by Olivia Hellewell
Olivia Hellewell, Assistant Professor, Peninsular Spanish and Translation Studies
Translated into English by Olivia Hellewell, a gripping novel of family and national division that spans three generations, changing borders and the Balkan wars of the 1990s.
Contemporary Chinese Queer Performance
Hongwei Bao, Associate Professor in Media Studies
Examines queer music, photography, theatre and social activism to discern the pivotal role of performance in queer identity and community formation.
Herman Melville: Among the Magazines
Graham Thompson, Professor of American Literature
How Melville responded innovatively to the demands of magazine writing and reinvented literary traditions to help create the modern short story.
Sharing with the Gods: Aparchai and Dekatai in Ancient Greece
Theodora Jim, Associate Professor in Ancient Greek History
A compelling analysis of one of the most ubiquitous religious practices in ancient Greece, the offering of ‘first-fruits’ and ‘tithes’.
Dr. Zachary Hoskins, Associate Professor
Analyses the various kinds of collateral consequences imposed in different legal systems and the important moral challenges they raise.
Painting and Devotion in Golden Age Iberia: Luis de Morales
Jean Andrews, Associate Professor Hispanic Studies
Looks at the painting of Morales in juxtaposition with other cultural production, religious tensions and the output of other artists.
Taking Utilitarianism Seriously
Chris Woodard, Professor of Moral and Political Philosophy
Explains how utilitarianism can account for moral rights, for the importance of justice and equality, and for the significance of democracy and legitimacy.
Iconographies of Occupation
Jeremy E. Taylor, Professor of Modern History
Explores the visual cultures developed by the Chinese “collaborationist” regime during the Japanese occupation.
Eschatology and the Technological Future
Michael Stephen Burdett, Associate Professor of Christian Theology
A contemporary Christian response to transhumanism based around the themes of possibility and promise.
The Metaphysics of Trust
Philip Goodchild, Professor of Religion and Philosophy
Reintegrates economics, philosophy and theology within the context of global ecological and economic crisis.
The Last of the Tories
Richard A. Gaunt, Associate Professor of History
Offering an unrivalled insight into political events from the perspective of a noted ‘Ultra-Tory’.
Louise Mullany, Professor
Offers new ways of conducting professional communication research with real-world impact.
"I'm not proud, I'm just gay"
Lucy Jones, Associate Professor
Through their language, young people reject stereotypes from within queer culture and strive to be “normal”.
Social Life of Literature in Revolutionary Cuba
Par Kumaraswami, Professor
Offers a new way to look at the many ways in which literature functions in post-1959 Cuba and beyond.
Spencer Jordan, Associate Professor
Explores how we tell stories in the twenty-first century, and how modes and forms of creativity have changed.
Mark Pearce, Professor
The first archaeological overview of Summer Farms in Europe, from the Black Sea to Spain and Iceland, concentrating on the Alps.
Understanding Engagement in Transmedia Culture
Liz Evans, Professor of Screen Cultures
What does engagement really mean to those who make and experience screen content?
Language Standardization and Language Variation in Multilingual Contexts
Nicola McLelland, Professor
Breaks new ground in the study of language standards and standardization.
Displaced Children in Russia and Eastern Europe, 1915 to 1953
Nick Baron, Associate Professor
Examines the history of child displacement and the experiences of displaced children.
Subtitling African American English into French
Pierre-Alexis Mével, Associate Professor
Analyses the French subtitling of African American English in a corpus of films from the United States.
TV and Cars
Paul Grainge, Professor
Explores the small screen intimacy of cars - the way people interact, sing and dwell in the habitat of automobiles.
Keeping Time (novel)
Thomas Legrende, Assistant Professor
About an archaeologist who travels back in time and has an affair with his wife - or is it about a musician having an affair with her husband?
Age of Noise
James Mansell, Professor in Cultural Studies
Offers a new perspective on modern Britain, showing that everyday sounds were central to the negotiation of modernity.
The Findern Manuscript
Joanna Martin, Associate Professor
The first critical edition of the thirty-four unique items in the Findern manuscript.
The Collected Letters of Robert Southey
Lynda Pratt, Professor
The 546 surviving letters written by the controversial ‘Lake Poet’ Robert Southey between 1818-1821.
Horse Painting and Racetrack Corruption in the Early Depression-Era War on Crime
Vivien Miller, Professor
How organised crime was entwined with horse racing in Prohibition-era North America.