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Texts – spoken, written, multimodal, electronic, social media, perfomative and computer-mediated – are shaped by and shape the real world. However, these "texts" are often approached in different ways in different disciplines. By bringing together researchers from across the University, we are producing innovative research.

Our research

We focus on:

  • Developing innovative methods to produce, collect and study texts
  • Understanding texts in professional and educational contexts
  • Investigating literary interventions, and how texts shape experience and cultural legacy
  • Enhancing our ability to translate cultures
  • Investigating the relationships between performances and audiences, and the impact of texts in performance on society and culture

Our impact

Our multidisciplinary research gives us incredible insight into societies and cultures from across the world, while digital data and analysis applies our knowledge in exciting new ways. Our consultancies work with both small enterprises and multinationals, so our research has real impact on society at local level and across the globe. Our work with literary festivals, theatres and performers, community and heritage groups and a programme of public lectures and workshops are also evidence of community engagement and impact.

Our University

The University of Nottingham is ideally placed to create a world-leading hub. Our established research groups and consultancies such as Linguistic Profiling for Professionals will further develop and extend the University's reputation for innovation. By pairing cross-disciplinary practical experience with cutting-edge theoretical understanding, our research will predict and respond to the changing contexts of culture and communication across the world.

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