Research in the School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures
Research drives all we do. 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 period to the 21st century.
Our world-leading research strengths were confirmed by the results of the most recent, nationally-conducted Research Assessment Exercise (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.
Here you can explore some of our many research activities, projects, publications and events.
Explore our research in French Studies.
Explore our research in German Studies.
Explore our research in Hispanic Studies.
Explore our 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.
The latest activities and news in the School.
Dr Hannah Thompson's fascinating blog about blindness.