English Literature and English Language
We undertake world-class 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.
De Montfort University’s English Research Institute exists to undertake 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.
The Institute of English at De Montfort University invites applications to the Midlands 4 Cities Doctoral Training Partnership. Members of the Institute specialising in English Literature and Language are listed below.
Professor Gabriel Egan – email@example.com
Professor of Shakespeare Studies, Director of the Institute of English, Director of the Centre for Textual Studies
Shakespeare, early printing, manuscripts, theatre history, cultural theory, digital methods
Professor Deborah Cartmell – firstname.lastname@example.org
Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research), Professor of English, Director of the Centre for Adaptations
Shakespeare, adaptation theory, film adaptation in the era of sound, the author on film
Professor Tim Fulford – email@example.com
Professor of English
Romanticism, eighteenth-century literature, literature and colonialism, literature and science, Robert Southey, Robert Bloomfield
Dr Alison Hall – firstname.lastname@example.org
Pragmatics, philosophy of language, semantics
Dr Takako Kato – email@example.com
Manuscript production and culture, digital methods, Caxton’s printshop, Chaucer, Malory
Professor Siobhan Keenan – firstname.lastname@example.org
Professor of Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature
Early modern theatre history, travelling players, early modern women’s writing
Dr Anu Koskela – email@example.com
Lexical semantics, lexicography, cognition; conceptual metonymy
Dr Bethany Layne – firstname.lastname@example.org
Henry James, Virginia Woolf, Sylvia Plath, biofiction, adaptation, appropriation
Dr Sinéad Mooney – email@example.com
Samuel Beckett, modernism, Irish literature, women’s writing
Dr Deborah Mutch – DMutch@dmu.ac.uk
Victorian literature, serialised fiction, the periodical press, fin-de-siècle and contemporary Gothic.
Professor Joe Phelan – JPhelan@dmu.ac.uk
Professor of Nineteenth-Century Literature
Nineteenth-century poetry, metre and poetic form, colonial writing, Anglo-Italian and Anglo-French literary and cultural relations.
Dr Jamie Sherry – firstname.lastname@example.org
Reader in English
Adaptation, screenwriting, creative industries, the professional and industrial roles of adaptors, screenwriters, authors, and publishers
Dr Alice Wood – email@example.com
Twentieth-century literature, modernism, women’s magazines, Virginia Woolf.
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