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British StudieS

The Chair of British Studies offers courses covering the full range of literary history of the British Isles, from the early Middle Ages to Postmodernism. Fields of special interest and areas of teaching entail literary theory (notably literary historiography, cultural studies, postmodernist approaches to literature), a focus on aspects of the teaching of literature and on the wider historical and current importance of English and culture worldwide (especially through the former British Empire and in the Commonwealth).

Specifically, our current research interests include:

  • Constructions of Home and Belonging
  • Diaspora Studies
  • Early Modern Literature
  • Eighteenth Century Studies
  • Gender Studies
  • Genre Theory
  • Irish Literature
  • Law and Literature
  • Literary and Cultural Theory
  • Literary History
  • Literature and Philosophy
  • Postcolonial Studies
  • Queer Studies
  • Victorian and Neo-Victorian Literature