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Expertise

As well as covering all periods of literature in English to the present day, the Department of English is a leader both nationally and internationally in postcolonial studies, the medical humanities, science and literature, performance studies, queer theory, gender theory, life writing, material culture, print and manuscript material artefacts and media and digital theory.

The diversity of our research is crucial to our identity as a department, and we are one of the largest and most diverse departments in the country. In addition to the traditional, period-based approach to research, all staff and research students belong to cross-period, thematic clusters as strategic priorities in the development of future work. 

Our exceptional range of departmental research activity is reflected at all levels of our teaching programme and in a wide array of research seminars.

 

Department of English academic research areas: 

  

The 18th Century and Romantic 

 

The 19th Century

 

Modern British and Irish Literature

Contemporary and Postcolonial Literature and Culture

 

American Literature

  

Australian Literature

  

Creative Writing 

 

Early Modern Literature & Shakespeare 

 

Medical Humanities

  

Medieval Literature

 

Theatre & Performance Studies

 

Life Writing

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Expertise

Expertise

Areas of particular academic expertise represented within the King's Department of English