We take a ‘Beyond the Page’ approach to literary and cultural studies and linguistics, turning what are seen as solitary disciplines into an exciting portfolio of community-facing and impactful events.
We strongly identify as a metropolitan centre for literary research and practice. We are determined to enhance and make real difference to cultural life in the city and beyond. We do this through:
- the Manchester Poetry Library project and the Poet Laureate’s work with the Exchange Theatre
- the relationship between the Place research group and communities and cultural institutions in the Peak District
- the ongoing linguistic fieldwork involving all of the Greater Manchester boroughs
- the establishment of a Gothic Manchester Week
We have four main research groups:
- Poetry – one Manchester Metropolitan University’s areas of established international excellence
- Gothic Studies – founded in 2013, The Manchester Centre for Gothic Studies has made Manchester Met one of the most significant institutions in the world for Gothic Studies
- 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.
- Linguistics – linguistics at Manchester Met has grown considerably since 2013, with a Professor, a Reader, and seven research-active senior lecturer and lecturers.
Centre Head Professor Antony Rowland
Leadership Team Professor Antony Rowland, Professor Dale Townshend, Professor Jean Sprackland, Dr Rob Drummond, Dr Andrew Moor (PGR)