Current Projects

Below are a selection of projects showcasing the breadth and diversity of research currently being undertaken in English

Colonial Countryside: Reinterpreting National Trust Houses

Dr Corinne Fowler

Arts Council English and Heritage Lottery funded project

Partners: Peepal Tree Press and the National Trust

Defining Moments: Poetry and PresenceDefining Moments

Dr Mary Ann Lund

AHRC Leadership Fellowship (2015-17)


Joe OrtonJoe Orton: 50 Years On

Dr Emma Parker

AHRC and Arts Council England funded project

Partners: Curve Theatre, Leicester; Leicester Arts and Museums Service; National Justice Museum, Nottingham; Museum of Contemporary Art, London


Passions of WarSelf-portrait with a black eye patch of the Flemish artist Rik Wouters. KMSKA, Antwerp

Professor Phil Shaw
AHRC-funded international research network



War and the Culture of Childhood in the Long Nineteenth CenturyChild Soldier in the Ivory Coast, Africa (Credit: Gilbert G. Groud)

Dr Emma Butcher

Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship: 01/09/2017


Hassan II Mosque, Casablanca c. Alex E. Proimos

Queer Diasporas

Dr Alberto Fernández Carbajal
Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship: 01/09/2014


Digital Humanities

E-Journals and the Humanities

Dr Ben Parsons
AHRC Network:15/12/2014

Constructing Scientific CommunitiesConstructing Scientific Communities

Dr Gowan Dawson
AHRC: 01/10/2013
Partners: University of Oxford, Natural History Museum, Royal College of Surgeons and The Royal Society

Evelyn WaughComplete Works of Evelyn Waugh

Professor Martin Stannard
AHRC: 01/07/2013
Partners: University of Oxford, Oxford University Press




US FlagMental Health Reform and the American Presidency

Professor Martin Halliwell
Wellcome Trust: 01/11/2011




Crime and its Representation in the Anglophone Caribbean, 1834-2018

Dr Lucy Evans

Information on funded projects which are now completed

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