The academic interests of our researchers straddle a wide range of disciplines including film and literature, culture and linguistics, extending beyond Europe to the French- and Spanish-speaking people worldwide.
In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise, members of staff from the Department of Languages, Information and Communications were submitted to Units of Assessment (UOAs) 50 European Studies.
Particular research strengths exist in the following areas:
- French: Contemporary French cinema; contemporary French fiction (especially the nouveau roman); autobiography; French popular culture, including Bande Dessinée, crime writing and film; French literature and culture of the 19th and 20th centuries; Francophone cultures; early modern theatre; French linguistics (particularly syntax and sociolinguistics) and translation studies.
- German: Modern and contemporary German literature; German media and popular culture; German crime fiction.
- Italian: Modern Italian society and culture; Italian female-authored writing, twentieth century Italian fiction; Contemporary Italian cinema and Italian crime writing.
- Spanish: Contemporary Spanish fiction and popular culture; Spanish cinema; Contemporary Latin American studies.
- Applied Linguistics
Our staff’s profiles include details of their research and publications.