Professor Antony Rowland is the current Head of CELL and is Chair in Modern and Contemporary Poetry, and has been a previous head of research centre at the University of Salford and the University of Lincoln. To find out more about the research interests and activities please see the staff profiles on the English Department page and the Linguistics staff page.

Recent publications by Centre Staff


Professor Dale Townshend has published Gothic Antiquity: History, Romance, and the Architectural Imagination, 1760-1840 with the Oxford University Press:


Gothic Antiquity: History, Romance, and the Architectural Imagination, 1760-1840 provides the first sustained scholarly account of the relationship between Gothic architecture and Gothic literature (fiction; poetry; drama) in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Although the relationship between literature and architecture is a topic that has long preoccupied scholars of the literary Gothic, there remains, to date, no monograph-length study of the intriguing and complex interactions between these two aesthetic forms. Equally, Gothic literature has received only the most cursory of treatments in art-historical accounts of the early Gothic Revival in architecture, interiors, and design [...]

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