Research in the School of English

Domestication of Genius A selection of recent publications from our staff. American Thought and Culture

A selection of recent publications from our staff.

The School of English at the University of Leicester is an internationally recognised centre of excellence in teaching and research across a range of scholarly activities and chronological periods. 60% of its research output was ranked as world-leading or internationally significant in the most recent RAE, and 95% of its overall research has international significance.

For information on each topic, click on the links below.

Research centres

Research centres include the Centre for American Studies, the Centre for New Writing, the Victorian Studies Centre and the Medieval Research Centre.

Research groups

The research groups represent the vast array of research that is currently taking place within the school.


Current projects, collaborations with other institutions; individual book projects and many more.


We have an active research community and hold seminars and lectures throughout the year

Staff Publications

Our staff pages provide information about individual areas of research and publications.

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Current Research Projects

Constructing Scientific Communities



The Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh.

Student Awards 2014

Student union awards

We are delighted to congratulate our student Abbi Gore, who was awarded the Vice Chancellor’s Award for Student of the Year as well as Student Ambassador of the Year at a ceremony at the Percy Gee Students' Union on 18th June.