Centre for Cultural and Literary Studies

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    University Drive, Waterside Campus

    NN1 5PH Northampton

    United Kingdom

Organisation profile

Organisation profile

The Centre for Cultural and Literary Studies is a multidisciplinary Research Centre with expertise in the fields of literature, culture, gender and sexuality studies, and screen studies.

The Centre supports the work of researchers in these fields, fostering connections with the university’s wider research cultures, building and sustaining external research networks and encouraging research projects with an impact beyond academia.

The Centre aims to develop an environment productive of high quality and impactful research and to promote the value of cultural and literary studies as an indispensable subject of enquiry designed to address the most challenging contemporary issues.

Through public engagement, its members seek to promote the Centre’s work in advancing equality, inclusion and social mobility along with the benefits of diversity in research.

Current areas of focus

  • Representation and identity
  • Celebrity culture and publicity
  • Social class and literature
  • Trauma narratives
  • Young Adult literature and film
  • Ecology and the arts
  • Cult TV and fiction
  • Cultural practices and the culture industries

External partners

Our members have strong links with the following organisations and groups: Northampton Filmhouse; The John Clare Society; The William Morris Society; the Society of Cinema and Media Studies and its Horror Studies Special Interest Group.


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