Intellectual history and critical theory have been internationally recognised as major research strengths of Modern Languages at Nottingham for over 30 years.
Our work covers the history of ideas in all of the languages and cultures on which we research, from the early-modern period to post-war and contemporary thought.
We have expertise in many areas that have contributed to the flourishing of theoretical approaches, from:
We work at the interface of philosophy and politics and literary and cultural criticism. Interests include:
Especially significant is the number of specialists of the work of individual thinkers such as Hegel, Wittgenstein, Bakhtin, Benjamin, Unamuno, Blanchot, Sartre, Beauvoir, Fanon, Lévi-Strauss, Barthes, Derrida, Bourdieu, Foucault, Irigaray, Deleuze and Rancière.
Research groups include Science Technology Culture and Translating Thought and the Centre for Critical Theory.
Our MA and PhD students pursue research on a wide range of topics relating to Intellectual history and critical theory, especially (but not exclusively) in the postwar and contemporary periods.
Recent and current projects include:
You can find out more about our postgraduate research opportunities by consulting the online prospectus
For enquiries, please contact the School's Director of Research or relevant experts listed below:
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