Research in the School of English

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.

The school carries out pioneering research over a range of topics and interests. The school has several research centres and groups all carry out innovative research.

If you are looking to expand your knowledge you can investigate the work of our research groups and projects in the links below. Just a few of the topics covered by our research groups include “Literature, Science and Medicine”, “Life Writing”, and “Early Modern Literature”.

Research covered by the School of English informs teaching ensuring that our students receive up to date and high quality research.

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

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

Projects include current ongoing 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

Recent publications from our staff

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