Research Institute for Literature and Cultural History
Literature and Cultural History at Liverpool John Moores University is a well-established research area, producing work of world-leading and international excellence as recognised in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework.
The Research Institute for Literature and Cultural History has a reputation for innovation in the communication of its research and a track record of public engagement that accords with the university’s aims in widening participation and civic mission. Staff have research connections across Europe, the United States, Australia, China and Vietnam.
The Institute comprises staff who engage with the fields of literature, creative writing and cultural history and are eager to explore cross-disciplinary possibilities in both the methods and dissemination of their research. The Institute sits within the School of Humanities and Social Science but welcomes members for other disciplines across the university who engage with its research ambitions.
The Institute aligns itself with the broader project of English as a field: by engaging with the production, interpretation and negotiation of meaning, members’ work develops the capacity to understand the world from a variety of perspectives. A distinctive feature of their research is an interest in the writing and experiences of under-represented social groups, forms and voices. This gives their work its strong contemporary relevance. The desire to move into bigger-picture questions around cultural change, social justice and the complex and shifting nature of being human is another driver of their research. Working with members in Creative Writing, the Institute’s researchers explore innovative modes of creative and critical practices and their articulation. They are committed to presenting their work in diverse forms: research monographs and journal articles; creative forms such as poetry, prose fiction and film; scholarly non-fiction; contemporary commentary; and multi-media public engagement.
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