The academic interests of our researchers straddle a wide range of disciplines, including film, literature, culture and linguistics, extending beyond Europe to the French and Spanish-speaking peoples worldwide, oriental cultures and communication; and community languages. Our staff have strong international reputations and are; regularly cited as being amongst the leading authorities in their respective fields, members of editorial boards, and are regularly invited to attend conferences as keynote speakers at prestigious events.
Languages offer supervision of research degrees in the following areas:
- French: contemporary French cinema; modern and contemporary French fiction (especially the nouveau roman); autobiography; French popular culture and popular literature (especially the bande dessinée and noirfiction and film); symbolist aesthetics; French linguistics; translation studies.
- German: modern and contemporary German literature; German media and popular culture; German crime writing and science fiction.
- Italian: modern Italian society and culture; Italian female-authored writing; twentieth-century Italian fiction; contemporary Italian cinema; Italian crime writing.
- Spanish: contemporary Spanish fiction and popular culture; contemporary Spanish cinema; contemporary Latin American literature and urban imaginaries; Lorca; Cervantes
- Linguistics: applied and theoretical linguistics; Oriental cultures and communication; syntax studies.
Before applying for a research degree, applicants should have a preliminary discussion with a member of staff to discuss a proposed research project. To arrange this please contact Professor Dawn Archer, Languages Research Degrees Coordinator.
For further information on the application process, contact the Faculty Research Degrees Administrator: firstname.lastname@example.org 0161 247 1744
Research degrees are available to study on-campus or through distance learning.
Languages are involved in various research projects such as Metropolis, FLAME Research Centre, Film In Language Teaching Association and CoMoViWo (Communication in Mobile and Virtual Work).