School of English and Modern Languages

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    • AGAST
    • EJRC
    • Gender technologies
    • language and discourse
    • Materialities
    • Memory Conflict and Life Writing
    • Networks-and-Localities
  • Research

    The School of English and Modern Languages comprises two centres and several clusters which support the work of researchers and doctoral students, encouraging wide participation through partnerships and our busy programme of conferences, public events and lectures.

    The Oxford Brookes Poetry Centre  is a globally oriented platform for cultural experiment whose extensive portfolio of activities includes a flourishing independent poetry press, ignitionpress.

    The Europe Japan Research Centre supports the high-quality research of staff and students working on the literature and culture of Japan.

    Gender and Technologies reveals the intersections between humans and machines, focusing in particular on questions of gendered identity and embodiment.

    Language and Discourse has an interdisciplinary focus on the relationship between discourse, ideology and society.

    Materialities undertakes research into textual scholarship, material cultures and performance practice.

    Networks and Localities explores how literature reflects and shapes the interests of communities and nations.

    Memory, Conflict and Life-writing focuses on narratives of the self, attending in particular to the experience of war.

    The Avant-Gardes and Speculative Technology (AGAST) Project recovers the forgotten promise of modernism: that art and technology can combine to produce positive social change.