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School of Languages, Linguistics and Film

Research in the Department

 We have strong research specialisms in

  • aesthetic paradigms;
  • the study of emotions and trauma;
  • literature and the history of science;
  • intercultural transfer and communication;
  • transnationalism and migration;
  • gender and sexuality;
  • memory studies;
  • the history of ideas;
  • visual culture;
  • language policy and politics;
  • modern theatre.

We welcome PhD applications across all of these areas. (Please note the Department's interests are very broad and if you have a project in an area not mentioned please get in touch and discuss with us.)


Research takes place within subject areas and in interdisciplinary clusters and research centres:

Centre for Anglo-German Cultural Relations

Centre for Catalan Studies

Centre for Renaissance and Early Modern Studies

Centre for the History of Emotions

Centre for Poetry (co-directed by Omar Garcia, with Prof. Susan Rudy from the School of English and Drama)


Our various subject areas run many research events seminar series as well as occasional research events, and many also organize yearly named lectures:

Iberian and Latin American Studies Seminar

Medieval Hispanic Research Seminar

BASF Lecture Series on Anglo-German Matters

Anglo-German Research Colloquium

Queen Mary Catalan Seminars (Centre for Catalan Studies)

Translation, Transmission and Cultural Transfer, jointly organised with the Department of Comparative Literature

Visual & Material Forum, jointly organized with the School of History

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