The School of English has a dynamic research culture, which involves staff, postgraduates and postdoctoral fellows in attending and organizing international conferences and literary festivals; in undertaking collaborative research and archival projects; as well as in the individual work of scholarly editing and the writing of monographs and works of literature. Our research work is divided into four groups, of which staff are members, and postgraduate students are associate members. These groups are: Mediaeval and Renaissance; 18th Century, Romantic and Victorian; Modern and Contemporary; and Creative Writing.

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Recent Submissions

  • You don't belong here: Blood and Chocolate and British remembrance rituals 

    Haddow, Sam (2017) - Journal article
    This article argues that the promenade theatre project Blood and Chocolate (York, 2013) offered a theatrical rebuttal to widespread British revisionist, celebratory views of the First World War that draw authority from ...
  • Jenni Fagan, The Sunlight Pilgrims 

    Harris-Birtill, Rose (2017-12) - Journal item
  • Eric Linklater, Private Angelo (1946) 

    Plain, Gill (2017-12-18) - Journal article
    Recommends Linklater's novel about World War II in Italy as "a book that cherishes national difference while utterly condemning nationalism," "as much a book for 2017 as it was for 1946," and "a sharply observant satire ...
  • Relocating Iphigénie en Tauride 

    Pettegree, Jane Karen (2017-05-22) - Journal article
    This article reflects upon the director’s experience of directing Gluck’s Iphigénie en Tauride with a student opera company (Byre Opera) in June 2015, and in particular insights gained about the topical issues raised by ...
  • 'Looking down time's telescope at myself': reincarnation and global futures in David Mitchell's fictional worlds 

    Harris-Birtill, Rose (2017-09-08) - Journal article
    This essay explores the trope of reincarnation across the works of British author David Mitchell (b.1969) as an alternative approach to linear temporality, whose spiralling cyclicality warns of the dangers of seeing past ...

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