Research in the English Faculty
The Faculty's diversity of interests is mirrored in its research culture. Current projects range from medieval music to contemporary community theatre, the editing of recently-discovered texts to Romantic poetics and post-apartheid writing. Each broad area is supported by its own seminar that gathers together research students, postdoctoral award holders, senior Faculty members, and visiting academics. Papers given at these seminars give the speakers, whether from within Cambridge or invited from elsewhere, the opportunity to try out new ideas or announce new work. The aim is to provide a supportive research community for everyone working in a particular field, and to encourage collaborative endeavour whether or not the researcher is working independently or as part of a larger project: individual research, in Cambridge, does not mean isolation.
The Centre for Material Texts
The Centre for Material Texts coordinates teaching and research into written artefacts across the University. Breaching familiar boundaries of discipline and period, the CMT facilitates new dialogues and innovative research, grounded in our shared fascination with the sources, media, and archives that we study.
The Centre's website has a gallery space, a blog, and links to online resources, as well as lists of forthcoming conferences and seminars. Visit
http://www.english.cam.ac.uk/cmt. A mailing list distributes information of interest to our members.
If you are interested in joining the Centre, or if you would like more information, please contact Harriet Phillips (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Faculty Research Groups
Faculty Research Hubs are pages that pool information useful to particular research communities. This might include a list of relevant seminars and events happening in the Faculty or elsewhere in Cambridge, names of the Faculty members and PhD students working in the area, and details of any collaborative research projects.
It is hoped these pages will promote connections between researchers and create an integrated picture of relevant events occurring across the whole University. Faculty Research Hubs are voluntary resources, run by individual Faculty members. If you wish to suggest the inclusion of any information, or notify a correction, please contact the co-ordinator for the relevant page.
- Eighteenth Century and Romantic Studies
- Medieval and Renaissance Research Hub
- Nineteenth-Century Studies Hub
- Medieval Research Group
The graduate seminars provide fora to discuss papers given by students and leading academics from Cambridge and elsewhere. The seminars are aimed at graduate students but are open to everyone.