English and Cultural Studies

This research cluster represents the full area of the study of English Literature and Language, from medieval, early modern, 18th Century, Romantic and Victorian to Modern and Contemporary literature encompassing research in the related areas of Theatre, Film, cultural studies, theory and creative writing.

Chair: Freya Sierhuis, Department of English and Related Literature, University of York

Member University   Research Interests
Fiona Becket Leeds Poetry; ecopoetry and ecocriticism; post-War and experimental poetry
Clare Barker Leeds Postcolonial literature; indigenous literature; disability studies; medical humanities
Jose Perez Diez Leeds Jacobean drama; John Marston; John Fletcher; William Shakespeare; Anglo-Spanish cultural relations in the Renaissance; theatre history and practice; performance studies
Katherine Ebury Sheffield Modernism, literature and science, law and     literature, and Irish Studies
Bob McKay Sheffield Representation of animals and the ethics of animal–human relations in literature, film and culture since 1945
Emma Rhatigan Sheffield Sixteenth- and seventeenth-century literature, in particular, the genre of the early modern sermon
Chloe Wigston Smith York Literary history and material culture studies; eighteenth-century travel literature, costume books, theatrical portraiture, trade cards and it-narratives
Shazia Jagot York Late Medieval English Literature; Near and Middle Eastern Studies; Western literary culture and the Islamic world during the medieval period; postcolonialism and global literature
Bryan Radley York Irish Studies; comedy; modern and contemporary fiction