Quality of Research
Cardiff School of English, Communication and Philosophy
Research Assessment Exercise (2008)
The Cardiff School of English, Communication and Philosophy made 2 submissions to the Research Assessment Exercise 2008 as listed below. Follow each link for full details of the Research Assessment Exercise outcomes of each individual unit of assessment.
The School of English, Communication and Philosophy is a large, multidisciplinary school that specialises in a range of distinctive, complementary approaches to literature, language, texts, culture and ideas. Its research employs both humanities and social-science methodologies to explore meanings, values, cultural practices and identities. Its goals are the fostering of disciplinary and interdisciplinary research and the knowledge that they engender, together with the training of the next generation of scholars and researchers.
The School has four key research groupings: English Literature, Critical and Cultural Theory, Language and Communication, and Philosophy. Each provides a focus for individual research and each is linked to the School’s well-established research centres:
- The Centre for Editorial and Intertextual Research (CEIR) is an interdisciplinary unit based within the English Literature. It investigates various aspects of the history of the book and material cultures, ranging from medieval manuscripts to postmodern aesthetics, and encompassing illustration studies and bibliographic and multimedia databases.
Dr Julia Thomas, director of the AHRC-funded project for creating a unique online database of mid-Victorian illustrations.
- The Centre for Language and Communication Research (CLCR) is internationally known for its high quality innovative research addressing fundamental questions about how we communicate both verbally and non-verbally. CLCR also houses the Health Communication Research Centre specialising in discourse-based research in health and social care.
- The Centre for Applied Ethics examines ethical issues in the biomedical sciences, the environment, professional practice, and international relations; its membership includes staff from the Schools of Law, Medicine, and Pharmacy.
The School also has a thriving postgraduate community. Doctoral students play an integral role in our research culture and are responsible for a growing number of peer-reviewed publications and interdisciplinary conferences. In addition to supporting bids for external studentships, the School regularly offers competitive fees-only postgraduate ‘starter’ bursaries along with paid opportunities to teach.
For more details of the School’s research activity and of the full range of research in English Literature, Critical and Cultural Theory, Language and Communication and Philosophy, follow the ‘Research’ link below.