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. As the original home of the main languages studied, Europe is naturally the main focus of research at the department.
Our research covers themes such as the modern epic, the places of literature, twentieth century European history, colonial history and identity processes in former colonies, functional linguistics, foreign language acquisition, translation studies, lexicography, linguistic change and many others.
Strategic research priorities
The Department for English, Germanic and Romance Studies is promoting a number of strategic priority areas. These research platforms constitute the core of strategic research activities at the department.
The research at the department is concerned with language, literature, history and society within certain language areas: English, French, Germain, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish.
Centres and projects
The department hosts four research centres and a series of joint research projects and the researchers are involved in a series of interdisciplinary centres as well.