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Our research is undertaken within and across four disciplines – English Literature, Language and Communication, Philosophy, and Creative Writing. We have a commitment to creative thinking, critical rigour, and trans-disciplinarity.

Motivated by our desire to promote the values of the humanities, our research is distinct in its creative-critical impulse and its drive towards the mutual exchange of ideas across disciplinary boundaries.

Explore our research strengths, activities and approaches.

I’m particularly struck by our communal interest in what goes on at the interface of different traditions, methodologies, theoretical approaches, disciplines and practices. It gives Cardiff a particular entry into cutting edge research that continually engenders new and interesting questions both for our staff and, through our PhD supervision and our research-led teaching, also for our students at all levels.

Professor Alison Wray Director of Research, School of English, Communications and Philosophy