Institute of English

The English Research Institute exists to undertake world-class investigations into the processes by which literary and historical works have been - and are today - created, disseminated, and consumed.

This field includes literary criticism in its various historical, theoretical, and formalist modes, the study of English as a language, and creative writing as research.

We specialise in the processes of literary adaptation and in the creation of critical editions of literary and historical works to convey to today's readers the subtleties of meaning within their histories of creation, dissemination, and consumption.

Increasingly these investigations draw upon digital methods and having pioneered some of these methods ourselves, we intend to stay at the forefront of their application to textual questions.

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