English Literature and English Language

English Literature and English Language Overview

We undertake nationally and internationally recognised research which for English Literature includes the areas of medieval literature, Shakespeare, the Renaissance, Romantic and Victorian literature, modernism, twentieth-century writing, contemporary fiction and drama, women’s poetry, autobiography, working-class writing, literary theory, and postcolonial literatures. In English language, we have areas of expertise in stylistics and cognitive poetics, multimodality and multimodal literature, and lexical semantics and lexicography. English at De Montfort University was ranked ninth in the UK for the quality of its research in the last Research Assessment Exercise.

The English Literature and English Language departments at De Montfort University invite applications to the Midlands 3 Cities Doctoral Training Partnership from UK and EU students. Members of the research group and their particular research interests are listed below:

  • Professor Deborah Cartmell
    Shakespeare; screen adaptations; Renaissance poetry.
  • Dr Philip Cox
    Romantic poetry and prose.
  • Dr Jane Dowson
    20th-Century Literature; poetry; women’s writing; postcolonial literature.
  • Professor Gabriel Egan
    Shakespeare; early printing; manuscripts; theatre history; cultural theory; digital methods.
  • Professor Tim Fulford
    Robert Southey; Robert Bloomfield; Romanticism; 18th-Century Literature; literature and colonialism; literature and science.
  • Dr Alison Gibbons
    Stylistics and cognitive poetics; multimodality and multimodal literature; language, literature and globalisation.
  • Dr Takako Kato
    Chaucer; Malory; manuscript production and culture; digital methods; Caxton's printshop.
  • Dr Siobhan Keenan
    Early modern theatre history; travelling players; early modern women’s writing.
  • Dr Anu Koskela
    Lexical semantics; lexicography; cognition; conceptual metonymy.
  • Dr Deborah Mutch
    British socialism; serialised fiction; working-class writing; 19th/early 20th-Century political fiction; the Gothic.
  • Professor Andy Mousley
    Literary theory; humanism, literary humanism and post-humanism; Shakespeare; Renaissance literature; autobiography.
  • Professor Joe Phelan
    19th-Century poetry; metre and poetic form; colonial writing; Anglo-Italian literary and cultural relations.
  • Dr Keith Scott
    Language and politics; security.
  • Professor Dominic Shellard
    Post-War British Theatre; the British Library Theatre Archive Project.

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