Our Expertise

Taking a 'beyond the page' approach to literature and linguistics.

Our aim is to become the biggest ‘Beyond the Page’ research group in English and Linguistics in the UK.

Our research is designed to open up and diversify a discipline traditionally associated with quiet individual reading and archival library study into an exciting portfolio of community-facing and impactful activities. We strongly identify as a metropolitan centre for literary research and practice, and are determined to enhance and make a real qualitative difference to cultural life in the city and beyond

Our work is designed to open up and diversify a discipline traditionally associated with quiet individual reading and archival library study into an exciting portfolio of community-facing and impactful activities. We strongly identify as a metropolitan centre for literary research and practice, and are determined to enhance and make a real qualitative difference to cultural life in the city and beyond

We are home to world-class research excellence across the entire field of modern literature and language studies, including emergent sub-disciplinary areas such as Critical Medical Humanities and Trauma Studies. Our centre is home to four main research groups.

Research Groups

Poetry

We are one of the top centres for poetry in the UK, with research activity spanning nearly 50 years.

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Gothic

Founded in 2013, our centre  is one of the most significant institutions in the world for Gothic Studies.

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Place

The Manchester Writing School, the Business School, Human Geography and the Place research group is developing a unique position as the centre in the UK for creative-critical research on writing and place.

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Linguistics

Linguistics at Manchester Met has grown considerably since 2013, with a Professor, a Reader, and seven research-active senior lecturer and lecturers.

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Our Expertise