Literature Research

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Literature research in the Department for Continuing Education 

Research in the Department currently focusses on:

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

Research highlights, past and present:

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The Modern Irish Sonnet: Revision and Rebellion

Examining the idea of the Irish sonnet in twentieth and twenty-first century poetry.

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Poetry and class

Issues of birth, rank, and class in relation to the production, publication, and reception of poetry from the middle ages to the present.

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Poetry and Structure

A Public Engagement with Research project exploring poetic form.

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Rothermere American Institute

Dr. Stubbs is currently serving as Academic Programme Director for the Rothermere American Institute, Oxford.

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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