Research in the School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures
Research drives the School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures at Royal Holloway. Academics in the School are active researchers with international reputations, and their work forms the basis of the courses taken by our students. Our research environment has a basis in our expertise in French, German, Hispanic, Italian and Comparative Studies, and encourages collaboration and exchange across traditional disciplinary boundaries. Our strengths span literature, thought, film and the visual arts from the medieval to the 21st century.
Our world-leading research strengths were confirmed by the results of the nationally conducted Research Assessment Exercise of 2008, which saw research in German ranked joint second in the country, and high percentages of our published work ranked as world leading (4*). Our postgraduates play a vital and active role in our research culture, and we run an annual Postgraduate Colloquium showcasing the work of our MA by Research and PhD students.
This page gives you the chance to explore some of the School's many research activities, projects, publications and events.
Explore the School's research in French Studies.
Explore the School's research in German Studies.
Explore the School's research in Hispanic Studies.
Explore the School's research in Italian Studies.
Our interdisciplinary seminar series.
The successful AHRC- funded project on the world's first intellectual networks.
The AHRC-funded project on Mussolini and his legacy.
Relive our 2012 research seminar series in Comparative Literature and Culture.
A one-day symposium celebrating the centenary of the great Italian director.
A new project funded by an AHRC networking grant.
An interdisciplinary project exploring the queer, space and identity.
Dr Hannah Thompson's fascinating blog about blindness.