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Research in English, History and Writing

Our ground-breaking research across a number of disciplines has earned us a reputation on the national and international stages.

Discover more about some of our research activities:

  • Our regular i-Mean conference brings together experts from around the globe to share their thoughts and findings on meaning in social interaction, and further the field of linguistic studies.
  • The Digital Cultures Research Centre (DCRC) is a hub where our network of researchers delves into the practices and socio-cultural meanings of emerging media. We study the application, processes and politics of digital creative technologies and feed this research directly back into your learning.
  • Literary Bristol is an ongoing impact case study by several researchers in English Literature. Led by Professor Marie Mulvey-Roberts, its aim is to raise awareness of Bristol and the South West’s neglected literary heritage.
  • Associate Professor of English Literature, Dr David Greenham, is recognised for his ongoing research into Ralph Waldo Emerson, the 'father of American literature'. Get a taste by watching his School of Life video.
  • Our Regional History Centre seminar series is a monthly event in partnership with M Shed. Free to attend, it's our chance to invite experts to share their research into the history of Bristol and the South West.
  • We work closely with the Pervasive Media Studio to support our students to engage with innovative creative technology projects. Previous opportunities have involved working on social media-based publicity campaigns, and with experienced pervasive and trans-media producers to create and deliver apps to accompany events and activities. You could also be invited to test new applications, devices and experiences with the studio residents.

Find out more about our research projects and centres.

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