Research in English
The Department of English at Queen Mary has an established international reputation for outstanding historical scholarship and critical methodologies that push the boundaries of the discipline. Research in the unit is based in three broad periods of activity: Medieval and Early Modern Studies, Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Studies, Modern and Contemporary Studies. Interdisciplinary projects involve collaboration with researchers in Drama, Geography, History, Languages, Politics, and Business Studies. Current research includes: twentieth-century experimental writing, early modern news networks, material histories of medieval manuscripts, literature and the histories of tea and coffee, literary cartographies, literature and religion, literature and science, textual scholarship, and the literary consequences of imperialism.