Centre for Studies in Literature

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    Burnaby Road, Milldam

    PO1 3AS Portsmouth

    United Kingdom

Organisation profile

Organisation profile

At the Centre for Studies in Literature, we promote academic research and innovation, and a framework for research excellence in the area of literary studies and associated disciplines.

For over a decade, the Centre has been home to our English Literature research, through which we uncover the history and culture of the English speaking world. Our researchers have expertise in early modern writing, nineteenth-century literature and culture, and twentieth-century British and American literature. We bring together scholars from different fields within literary studies to promote academic research and innovation in literary studies, and wider engagement with research through collaboration and dissemination.

The Centre is recognised nationally and internationally due to the expertise of our team of scholars, growing postgraduate community and a series of high-profile academic and public events.

Our members have interests in related fields within film studies, cultural studies and American studies, and we maintain strong links with two other research centres at Portsmouth: the Centre for European and International Studies Research (CEISR) and the Centre for Cultural and Creative Research (CCCR).

Our research covers these areas of expertise:

  • Body politics
  • Time, space, environment
  • Culture, community and heritage

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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