Centre for Regional Literature and Culture
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Study with us

The Centre provides an overarching community for regional literature specialists throughout the modern era. Our members are involved in teaching and research at both postgraduate and undergraduate levels.

PhD research

We have a good track record of successfully supervising PhD candidates in a wide range of areas.

  • Text-editing and literary history including the Renaissance, the Long Eighteenth Century, Romanticism, the Nineteenth Century, Modernism, the Contemporary
  • Regional literature and culture (including Irish and Scottish writing)
  • Postcolonial literatures including the literature of British India
  • Individual authors including: Richard Brome, Jonathan Swift, Robert Southey, Charles Dickens, Henry James, Rudyard Kipling, Oscar Wilde, D. H. Lawrence, Seán O’Casey, Virginia Woolf, J. M. Coetzee, Ian McEwan, James Joyce, Wyndham Lewis, David Dabydeen, and Caryl Phillips
  • Creative writing

Our prospectus has full information on the structure of our PhD programmes.

PhD prospectus

You are advised to talk to your potential supervisor before making an application. They may be able to help you with your proposal and advise on possible sources of funding.

PhD supervisors

Our PhD researchers are part of a lively and engaged research community.

Opportunities and support for PhD researchersGraduate profiles

Masters study

Students might have the opportunity to get involved with the CRLC on some of our current Masters degree programmes.

English Literature MA

English Studies MA

Creative Writing MA


The themes that the Centre covers are embedded in our undergraduate degrees, both as specialist modules and as part of an interdisciplinary approach.

Undergraduate prospectus


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Centre for Regional Literature and Culture

Trent Building
University of Nottingham
University Park

telephone: +44 (0) 115 951 5910
fax: +44 (0) 115 951 5924