The key areas of research pursued in each area are described below, together with research group membership. Many members of staff belong to more than one research group and there is interaction and cross-fertilisation between groups and across the three disciplines.
English has five research groups - renaissance, writing, gender and culture 1700-1900, modern and contemporary, creative writing, and language.
There is, in addition, an overarching Digital Humanities Research Group, with a membership spanning all the other research groups.
History has two main research groups in imperial history and in business and economic history, as well as significant groups of researchers in modern European history, ethnicity and culture, women and gender, and popular politics in Britain.
Stage and Screen
Stage and Screen has three main research groups - film and television, theatre and performance, and scriptwriting. Staff in these groups specialise in American, British and Irish, East Asian and European cinemas, adaptation, documentary, horror and television; and in applied theatre, contemporary British playwriting, site-based performance, and performance and phenomenology. Several members of the team engage with practice-as-research methodologies, including scriptwriting.