The University of Southampton
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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, the Southampton Centre for Nineteenth-century Research, and the Parkes Institute for the study of Jewish/non-Jewish relations.  We also have a special link with Chawton House Library.

Joining the debate

  We organise frequent conferences, annual postgraduate colloquiums and regular research seminars which are open to academics, students and the general public.    

Breaking new ground

  Our research projects range from medieval mapping to the ways multi-lingualism shapes poetry.    

Crossing disciplines

  We are active in a number of research centres within and beyond Humanities.    

Key facts

English at Southampton prides itself on its research-led teaching and we are delighted to have been recognised in the 2014 Research Assessment Framework 2014 for the following:  

Professor Catherine Clarke

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