Programme Research Profiles
Research in English covers the entire period from Anglo-Saxon to the Present and has particular international strengths in Nineteenth Century Literature (Romantic and Victorian), Modernism, and Contemporary Literature. English is currently developing Creative Writing and Film as new areas of research.
History has active researchers on the following geographical areas: Scotland, Britain, Ireland, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Russia, and North America. We have internationally recognized specialists working in many thematic fields, including cultural, architectural, gender, intellectual, military, economic, religious, labour and local history.
Philosophy is the leading research centre on contemporary European philosophy in Scotland and one of the top centres in the UK. It has international specialists on the philosophies of Gadamer, Nietzsche, Deleuze, Lyotard, Henry, Laruelle, Foucault and Irigaray, and strengths in hermeneutics, phenomenology, Continental philosophy and the philosophy of context.