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:
The Modern Irish Sonnet: Revision and Rebellion
Examining the idea of the Irish sonnet in twentieth and twenty-first century poetry.
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.
Poetry and Structure
A Public Engagement with Research project exploring poetic form.
Rothermere American Institute
Dr. Stubbs is currently serving as Academic Programme Director for the Rothermere American Institute, Oxford.
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.
The poetry of Ted Hughes
The poetry of the late Ted Hughes is among the most influential and important of the twentieth century.
Lexical fields in fiction
Lexical fields in fiction 1750 to 1818
We encourage discussion of applications for DPhil research and fellowships.
Contact Sandie Byrne if you are interested in doctoral research on Jane Austen or twentieth-century poetry.
Contact Tara Stubbs if you are interested in doctoral research on modernist literature, Irish and/or American literature and culture, or the relationship between poetry and form.