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    Our research in English language and literature covers all periods from the Renaissance to the present day.

Our researchers specialise in lots of different areas, including:

  • the work of canonical writers (such as Shakespeare and Conrad)
  • national literatures (in particular Scottish and Canadian)
  • social interest, such as representations of gender, or literature and natural resources

We work together with colleagues from other universities in the USA and Canada, Europe, and across the UK, on projects including:

However, there are three key areas where we focus our research interests.

Our areas of research

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English Studies

Lord Hope Building
141 St James Road

+44 (0) 141 444 8220