Research in English
3/10/2014 - Richard Meek
The department has expertise in all periods of English literary
history. Particular strengths lie in Medieval and Renaissance
literature and Victorian, modern and contemporary
Research in the Department encompasses author-centred work,
archival studies and textual editing as well as interdisciplinary
projects such as literature and the visual arts and literature and
place. The literary tradition at Hull, associated especially with
the poets Andrew Marvell and Philip Larkin, continues and embraces
new creative and critical work. Creative writers in the Department
specialise in poetry, creative non-fiction, the novel and short
Research in the department is based around six key
Research in medieval literature at the University of Hull
encompasses a complementary but diverse range of specialisms,
ranging from Old Norse to medievalism.
The Renaissance and Early Modern cluster has strong research and
teaching expertise in Shakespeare; sixteenth- and
seventeenth-century drama and poetry; literature and politics;
Renaissance intertextualities; drama and visual culture; the
literature of ruins.
The eighteenth and nineteenth century
specialists in the English Department constitute a lively and
enterprising research culture at the cutting edge of international
and interdisciplinary scholarship.
The research in the modern and contemporary is varied and
interdisciplinary. Research expertise in the modernist period
includes work on D. H. Lawrence, Bram Stoker, Arthur Conan Doyle
and women’s suffrage literature.
Creative writers in the Department of English have expertise in
creative non-fiction, crime fiction, the novel, short fiction
including flash fiction, poetry.
The Department of English has research expertise in Critical
Discourse Analysis; and teaching expertise in social aspects of
language in use: language and power, language and journalism,