Academic Research

Academic Research and Study in the School of English

The School of English pursues research across the full range of the discipline: Medieval and Early Modern literature, Eighteenth Century and Romantic literature, Victorian literature, Modern and Contemporary literatures, American Literature and Culture, Postcolonial Literature and Culture, English Language, Drama and Theatre Studies, Critical and Cultural Theory, and the New Humanities.

Within this research culture, staff and students group together to work collaboratively on specific projects, often with non-academic stakeholders and other key partners. Currently, we have five such research groupings: Critical Life, Cultures of Risk and Security, Environmental Humanities, Medical Humanities, Textual Histories.

Research staff and students also collaborate with colleagues in other Schools and Faculties, often through their participation in the University’s interdisciplinary research centres, such as the Institute for Medieval Studies, the Centre for Gender Studies, the Institute of Colonial and Postcolonial Studies, the Centre for Medical Humanities and the Leeds Humanities Research Institute.

Members of the School have recently been successful in attracting research grants from the AHRC, the Wellcome Trust, the Leverhulme Trust and the European Union.