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The English Research Group at Teesside University incorporates research in literature and culture from the nineteenth century to the present and consists of researchers and practitioners working in a range of literary, cultural and creative fields. Areas of staff research specialism include literature and culture of the late Victorian and Modernist periods, and of the 20th and 21st centuries; gender and sexuality studies; postcolonial writing; film and television drama; creative writing, and creative writing and wellbeing. Staff profiles can be viewed here.

English’s location within the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences in the School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Law, sees researchers situated alongside other UOAs such as Social Policy and History, and in a position to benefit from resulting synergies, for example with Professor Nigel Copsey’s work on right-wing extremism.

Researchers in English work in partnership with a range of regional, national and international organisations and charities in the arts, education, public health and policy sectors to support and enrich well-being, social inclusion and cultural diversity. Current projects include: Voicing the North: enriching cultural heritage through poetry and performance, supported Arts Council England; Rewinding the Welfare State, a series of film screenings in conjunction with the North-East film archive; Women Writing South Asia, a QR GCRF-funded suite of research and training partnerships; and ‘Systemic Inclusion: Representation and Diversity in UK Literary Festivals’, a Collaborative Doctoral Award formulated in conjunction with Sabotage Reviews and offered in partnership with the AHRC-funded Northern Bridge Consortium.

Postgraduate research students play a vital and integrated role in the English research culture, co-convening English and Creative Writing Research Seminars where staff, students and external speakers present research to public audiences. Recent and forthcoming speakers include the poet John Redmond and postcolonial critic Dr. Aroosa Kanwal.

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emotion Social Sciences
foreignness Social Sciences
happiness Social Sciences
humor Social Sciences
welfare state Social Sciences
poetry Social Sciences
expertise Social Sciences
recipient Social Sciences

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Projects 2019 2020

Research Output 2008 2020


Beagrie, B., 11 Jan 2020, The Ekphrastic Review.

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Beagrie, B., 13 Dec 2019, 1 p. New York : New Reader Magazine.

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Adjusting the ‘Islamic’ Focus: Exhibitions of Contemporary Pakistani Art in Britain in the Post-9/11 Decade

Clements, M., 30 May 2019, Contesting Islamophobia : Anti-Muslim Prejudice in Media, Culture and Politics. Peter, M., Amina, Y. & Alaya, F. (eds.). I B Tauris, p. 205-226 19 p. (Library of Modern Religion).

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Open Access
September 11 Attacks
Contemporary Visual Arts

Press / Media

Centenary leads to renewed interest in wartime writer

Rob Hawkes


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Poet will speak at Darlington literature conference

Rob Hawkes


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Students inspired by inaugural literature conference

Rob Hawkes


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