Our research culture is distinguished by its commitment to innovation and scholarship, and an openness to interdisciplinary study.
As a multi-discipline School, we value critical rigour, creative thinking, and intellectual inquisitiveness. Our researchers are driving contemporary debates about literature, language, cultural identity and the business of being human. We embrace a range of distinctive approaches to these issues, spanning the humanities and social sciences and encompassing our core themes:
Positioned at the interface of different traditions, methodologies, theoretical approaches, disciplines and practices, our pioneering research engenders challenging and fascinating questions for our staff. Our students also benefit from our commitment to research-led teaching and we have developed a thriving postgraduate community.
Our record in all areas demonstrates the role of our research in changing the disciplinary map. Individual scholarship and team work are equally valued. We have a number of specialist research centres and networks dedicated to key issues in the study of language, texts, cultures, ideas, values and identities.