Exceptional research covering a breadth of genres
Our research covers a wide chronological range, from the early Middle Ages to contemporary writing, and is interdisciplinary in its approach.
We are active in a number of research centres within Humanities - the Centre for Modern and Contemporary Writing, the Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Culture, the Southampton Centre for Eighteenth-Century Studies and the Parkes Institute for the study of Jewish/non-Jewish relations - and have a special link with the Chawton House Library. In September 2012 we launched a new research centre, the Southampton Centre for Nineteenth-century Research (SCNR) which is focused on the 'long nineteenth century' (1789-1914).
We organise frequent conferences, an annual postgraduate colloquium and regular research seminars.
Undergraduate teaching is informed by staff members' specialist knowledge and our programmes are designed to ensure students gain strong research skills, forming a robust foundation for postgraduate study. We offer a wide range of masters degrees as well as research degrees across the full range of literary studies.
Our seminars are open to academics, students and the general public.
Find out more about our academics and their areas of expertise.