Textual Studies

The Centre for Textual Studies within De Montfort University’s Institute of English is 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. To read more about our work, click here

The Centre for Textual Studies at De Montfort University invites applications to the Midlands4Cities Doctoral Training Partnership. Members of the centre and their research interests are listed below. 

Professor Gabriel Egan – gegan@dmu.ac.uk

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 Tim Fulford – tfulford@dmu.ac.uk

Professor of English

Romanticism, eighteenth-century literature, literature and colonialism, literature and science, Robert Southey, Robert Bloomfield 

Dr Takako Kato – tkato@dmu.ac.uk

Manuscript production and culture, digital methods, Caxton’s printshop, Chaucer, Malory 

Professor Siobhan Keenan – skeenan@dmu.ac.uk

Professor of Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature

Shakespeare and early modern drama, theatre history, early modern women’s writing, scholarly editing 

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 

To apply click here.

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