Current Projects

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

Wordsworth 2020Wordsworth 2020

Professor Phil Shaw

AHRC Leadership Fellowship (2019-2020)

Partners: The Wordsworth Museum; Lancaster University


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

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

Dr Lucy Evans

British Academy funded international research network (2016-19)

Defining Moments: Poetry and PresenceDefining Moments

Dr Mary Ann Lund

AHRC Leadership Fellowship (2015-17)


Dons, Yardies, and Posses: Representations of Jamaican Organised Crime

Dr Lucy Evans

AHRC funded project (2016-19)

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

On Difficulty in Early Modern LiteratureOn Difficulty

Professor Sarah Knight and Dr Hannah Crawforth (King's College 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



Information on funded projects which are now completed

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