Language areas

As the original home of the main languages studied, Europe is naturally the main focus of research at the Department of English, Germanic and Romance Languages (Engerom).

The department has a strong academic and research background in the many national languages and cultures of Western and Southern Europe. Engerom considers the changes that characterised the individual countries and Europe as a whole in the 20th century to be an important focus area for its research.

However, the languages studied in the department have, over time, spread to many other parts of the world. Researchers are therefore also deeply involved in research related to countries, continents and cultural areas outside of Europe, e.g. the USA, Latin America (including Brazil) and Australia. Some of the research centres based in the department reflect this broader approach.