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English Literature MA: Research areas

Current research in this area

The department is characterised by an active research unit. This ensures they are in touch with the latest thinking and bring best practice to your studies.

Research in English literature at Kingston University covers the following areas:

  • 20th century and contemporary British and American fiction;
  • women's writing from the eighteenth century to the present;
  • early modern literature and culture, including Shakespeare;
  • popular Victorian fiction;
  • gothic literature and the fairy tale;
  • writing and the environment, space and place;
  • critical theory;
  • life writing;
  • lesbian/gay writing and queer theory;
  • travel writing; and
  • postcolonial studies.

It focuses around the following research initiatives:

  • The Iris Murdoch Archive – established in 2004 to oversee research on the Iris Murdoch archives acquired by Kingston University in 2003/04 (read more in the Facilities section);
  • Life Narrative research group – bringing together best practice from all genres of life narrative work.
  • Cultural Histories at Kingston - centred around the concept of the 'cultural text', the group includes scholars from the fields of literature, film, media, history, music, dance, performance, and journalism.

We also hold regular seminars and host presentations by visiting speakers (read more in the Events and lectures section).

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