Literature Research

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Literature research in the Department for Continuing Education 

Research in the Department is principally focussed on:

  • Twentieth- and twenty-first century poetry 
  • Jane Austen
  • Language and form in prose narrative
  • Modernist literature
  • Irish and American literature and culture
  • Biography and life writing
  • Poetry and poetics

Dr Byrne is interested in applications for doctoral research on Austen and twentieth-century poetry, and Dr Stubbs would welcome any enquiries from graduate students keen on working in any of the following areas:

  • Modernist literature
  • Irish and American literature and culture
  • Biography and life writing
  • Poetry and poetics

Research highlights, past and present:

  • Jane Austen’s Possessions and Dispossessions (2014, Sandie Byrne) Byrne argues that an understanding of the contemporary significance of material objects is vital to an understanding of Jane Austen’s fiction, and that Austen’s narratives deploy material objects in the service of characterisation as well as plot.

 

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Jane Austen’s possessions and dispossessions

An understanding of the contemporary significance of material objects is vital to an understanding of Jane Austen’s fiction.

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The poetry of Ted Hughes

The poetry of the late Ted Hughes is among the most influential and important of the twentieth century.

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Lexical fields in fiction

Lexical fields in fiction 1750 to 1818


Upcoming courses

MSt in Creative Writing

  • Degree programmes