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

We have many areas of specialisation including:

  • 20th and 21st-century popular culture
  • Alasdair Gray Studies
  • Victorian, Edwardian and Neo-Victorian
  • Renaissance
  • Scottish studies
  • Contemporary Scottish literature
  • The contemporary novel
  • The contemporary short story
  • Gender and sexuality
  • Race and postcolonial studies
  • Animal studies
  • Life writing and biography 
  • Periodical/newspaper culture
  • Heritage
  • Linguistic and cognitive literary studies

Recent research projects include: Scotland's Stories by Word and Screen, Piston, Pen & Press: Literary Cultures in the Industrial Workplace,  Cross-Border Queers and Creative Interruptions.

Colleagues in English, Creative Writing and in Journalism work closely together and with colleagues in History and Languages, all of which are contained within the same Department of Humanities. Students are co-supervised across different subject areas within the School, as well as across the University and with English and History departments in other Scottish universities.

Our areas of research

Victorian studies

The Scottish Centre for Victorian and Neo-Victorian Studies (SCVS) was founded in 2017, with the aim of promoting the study of Victorian culture and history in Scotland. The Centre brings together individuals from Scottish universities, libraries and archives with an interest in the Victorian period.  The Centre is a collaborative project, and its Steering Committee is formed of representatives from the Universities of Strathclyde, Glasgow and Stirling. SCVS is funded by University of Strathclyde.

Contact us

English Studies

Lord Hope Building
141 St James Road

+44 (0) 141 444 8220