Centres, networks and clusters
At Manchester, our research covers the full historical breadth and depth of English Literature.
The first research facility in the UK to focus exclusively on the interrelationships of sexuality, gender, culture, and history.
Working with the John Rylands Research Institute and Library, our researchers have a strong track record for producing internationally recognised scholarship.
Established and award-winning writers teach fiction and poetry as well as hosting Literature Live events and publishing the online journal, The Manchester Review.
Established in 2017, MEMS cuts across History, English Literature, Art History, Classics and Modern Languages, and is home to the MA in Medieval and Early Modern Studies.
Networks and clusters
Our networks explore:
- The Anglo-Saxon period.
- American literary and cultural studies.
- From the Renaissance to the contemporary era.
- The Modernist period.
We explore written forms ranging from illuminated manuscripts to graphic novels, from poetry to postmodern fiction.
Our North West focused group examining all periods of significance from the Restoration to the end of the Victorian Age.
Our modernism research focuses on authors of the period, including D.H. Lawrence, W.B. Yeats and Virginia Woolf.