Textual Studies

The Centre for Textual Studies (CTS) Overview

The CTS are devoted to scholarly research in the fields of textual studies and history of the book, and to the emerging technologies that support them. These fields include bibliographies, textual criticism, scholarly editing, genetic criticism, adaptation studies, the sociology of bibliography and texts, book history and periodical studies. We encourage research that draws on advanced electronic technologies for research and presentation. The CTS's expertise runs from medieval manuscripts through the early printed book period into the steam press and hot-metal periods and ends with the latest digital editions.

The Centre for Textual Studies at De Montfort University invites applications to the Midlands 3 Cities Doctoral Training Partnership from UK and EU students. Members of the centre and their research interests are listed below:

  • 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.
  • Professor Joe Phelan:
    Nineteenth-century literature, especially the poetry of Robert Browning and Arthur Hugh Clough; poetic form; Anglo-Italian and Anglo-French literary and cultural relations.
  • Dr Takako Kato
    Chaucer; Malory; manuscript production and culture; digital methods; Caxton's printshop.
  • Dr Deborah Mutch:
    British socialism; serialized fiction; 19th -  20th-Century Literature.
  • Dr Siobhan Keenan:
    Early Modern theatre history; travelling players; editing scholarly materials.
  • Dr Jane Dowson
    20th-Century Literature; poetry and women's writing; editing.

Click here for the Centre of Textual Studies website and here to make an application.

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