The research unit is one of the most successful research groups in the University. Staff conduct research in a number of areas, including 19th- and 20th-century British and American fiction; modernism; critical theory; Gothic writing; travel writing; gender and writing; Sixteenth- and seventeenth-century literature; literary representations of the Balkans; narratives of slavery; women's writing; writing, memory and trauma; life writing and human rights, contructions of identity and nationality in 19th and 20th century fiction; Eighteenth-century British home, domestic space, material culture and art; writing and sexuality; Black British fiction; Shakespeare, including Shakespeare and Islam; and early modern women’s writing .
In addition, Kingston Writing School provides opportunities for research across a range of areas as part of our taught masters and Doctor of Philosophy or Masters by Research.
The department also has links to Cultural Histories @Kingston, an interdisciplinary research group centred around the concept of the 'cultural text'. The group includes researchers from the fields of literature, film, media, history, music, dance, performance, and journalism, brought together by their shared interest in the way in which narratives – written, visual, and performative – shape and have shaped individual and communal experience, material culture, and everyday life.
Please see also our PhD students page.
Kingston Shakespeare seminar: Chantal Schutz and Anne-Miller-Balise, ‘Early Modern Inkpots'
6.30pm, Thursday, 30 March 2017
Rose Theatre, 24-26 High Street, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 1HL
As part of the Kingston Shakespeare Seminar Series 2017.