King's College London’s English Research is one of the oldest English departments in the country and is home to a lively group of academics and students engaged in the study of literary cultures from the 7th to the 21st centuries. English at King's is characterised by an exceptionally wide range of research activities reflected at all levels of its teaching programme. Academics in the department have cross-period interests in literature and material and visual cultures, contemporary literary theory, performance studies, literature and medicine, gender and sexuality, post-colonialism and the theory and practice of biography.
All members of staff are actively involved in research: most have gained an international reputation for the quality of their scholarship and are frequently called on to contribute their specialist knowledge to newspapers and other media Staff in the department regularly attract large-scale research grants from the European Research Council, Wellcome Trust, AHRC and Leverhulme Trust. We have over 100 doctoral students from all over the world working on a wide range of projects. Many are AHRC-funded and some are working on collaborative doctoral projects with our cultural partner institutions. We also have a significant number of postdoctoral researchers in the department who contribute greatly to our research community. We have a diverse and thriving seminar culture with lively critical interchange of graduate students and staff. We place great emphasis on pastoral care and are a friendly and welcoming department.
Current research projects:
- Cultural Exchange in a Time of Global Conflict: Colonials, Neutrals and Belligerents in the First World War (HERA funded)
- Scrambled Messages: The Telegraphic Imaginary 1857-1900 (AHRC funded)
- Behind Enemy Lines: Literature and Film in the British and American Zones of Occupied Germany 1945-49 (ERC funded)
- Modern Moves: Kinetic Transnationalism and Afro-Diaspora Rhythm Cultures (ERC funded)
- Ergo Media on digital lifewritings (ERC funded)
- Sloane's Treasures (AHRC funded)
Current and recent doctoral projects:
- Boredom and the Northern Irish ‘Troubles’
- The ‘Unstageable’ in Contemporary Performance
- Reading for Money in Modernist Literature
- ‘Things’ in Anglo-Saxon Literature and Culture
- American Literary Regionalism
- 36 months
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- Apply before , International
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DisciplinesLanguage Studies View 100 other PhDs in Language Studies in United Kingdom
A Bachelor's degree with 1st Class honours in Englishor a Master of Arts in English with High Merit - 65% or higher in the UK system
International21870 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 21870 GBP per year during 36 months.
EU/EEA5820 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 5820 GBP per year during 36 months.
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