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:

We have four main research groups:

Centre Contacts


Centre Head 
Professor Antony Rowland

Leadership Team Professor Antony Rowland, Professor Dale Townshend, Professor Jean Sprackland, Dr Rob Drummond, Dr Andrew Moor (PGR)

Our Research