Research, Publications and Doctoral Studies
These pages give information on research and projects carried out at the English Department, and on how to embark on a PhD project and what we have to offer prospective PhD students (under the heading ‘Doctoral Studies’). The headings ‘Theses and Dissertations’ and ‘Publications’ lead you to our publications lists.
The research interests of the Department cover a large area of the field of English studies. Some members of the staff and postgraduate students have their individual projects, while others work in externally funded projects, graduate schools and research groups. Much of the linguistic research focuses on discourse linguistics, historical studies of English and second language acquisition. In the literary studies, the New English literatures are a key area of interest. Central topics in the field of translation studies include the history of translation and the acquisition of translation expertise.