About the group
Leeds was the first UK university to establish 'Commonwealth Literature' as an academic discipline at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and through its full-time staff, as well as visiting writers and critics from Commonwealth countries, it maintains an unrivalled expertise across a broad area of this exciting and developing field. The recent establishment of a cross-disciplinary Institute for Colonial and Postcolonial Studies both extends and enhances research and teaching in the subject.
The School supports an annual lecture honouring the memory of Arthur Ravenscroft, a pioneer in the study of Commonwealth Literature at Leeds. For details of this year's lecture, see the Lectures and Conferences section.
For full research details, see the biographical notes on the following members of staff who specialise in this area.
The one-year MA in Postcolonial Literary and Cultural Studies
offers a range of specialist modules in all areas of Postcolonial
studies. This team-taught MA is designed to provide an excellent basis
for students who wish to go on to pursue research in this area at PhD
level. Applications for PhD and MPhil study are welcome in all areas of
Postcolonial literatures, film and cultures.