Located in the School of Humanities, English at DMU is ranked in the top ten UK universities for its research, with 40% of our research activity being deemed ‘world-leading’ in the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (2008). English staff members have research expertise in all periods ranging from Medieval to twentieth-century writing, and in the areas of literary theory, digital humanities, theatre, adaptation and textual studies. The quality of research in English at DMU is internationally recognized with monographs, collections, editions and studies appearing every year.
The staff members publish widely and contribute to our profile through journal editing, international conference presentations, consultancy, peer review, editorial boards, conference and symposium organization, and media interviews.
The English group works closely with Creative Writing and English Language groups, and is affiliated with two internationally renowned centres: the Centre for Adaptations and the Centre for Textual Studies.
- Deborah Cartmell is co-editor of Shakespeare (Routledge) and Adaptation (Oxford University Press)
- Gabriel Egan is co-editor of Shakespeare (Routledge) and Theatre Notebook (The Society for Theatre Research)
- Joseph Phelan is co-editor of The Journal of Browning Studies
Dr Takako Kato
Senior Lecturer in English and Digital Humanities
Recent and current research projects include: