At the Department of English, Germanic and Romance Studies we have a varied selection of research programmes into literary, linguistic, historical and cultural topics with reference to all parts of the world. 

Our research covers themes such as the modern epic, the places of literature, twentieth century European and global history, identity processes in former colonies, functional linguistics, foreign language acquisition, translation studies, lexicography, linguistic change and many others.

Research forums

The Department for English, Germanic and Romance Studies is promoting a number of strategic priority areas. These research research forums constitute the core of strategic research activities at the department.

Read about our research forums.

Language areas

The research at the department is concerned with language, literature, history and society within certain language areas: English, French, Germain, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish.

Read about the language areas.

Centres and projects

The department hosts research centres and a series of joint research projects and the researchers are involved in a series of interdisciplinary centres as well.

Se list of centres and joint research projects.