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English

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We cover the range of English literary studies, from medieval travel narratives to the African detective novel. In REF 2021, the most recent national research evaluation, our research was ranked joint 8th nationally and in the top 10% of departments in the country. Ninety-five per cent was judged 'world-leading' or 'internationally excellent'.

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Using culture and heritage to regenerate towns

A multi-disciplinary research team from Southampton is exploring the role of the 'Towns Fund' in regenerating towns’ economies through the creative, cultural and heritage industries.

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