English hosts a number of dedicated specialist centres working on a variety of projects, with a special emphasis on recovery research and radical writings. Research areas include: Romanticism; travel and post-colonial writings; gender and sexuality; the literature of science and technology; and creative writing. The whole team, from early career academics to established professors and readers, are research active.
The 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) found eighty-five per cent of NTU English research to be of world leading or international quality. The RAE English panel particularly highlighted our Recovery research strategy which was deemed to be 'impressive.' The panel also commented on the 'substantial evidence of support for early career researchers.' English's current research projects, students and post-doctoral fellows are funded from British Academy, AHRC, Leverhulme Trust and charity sources.
The Nottingham Institute for English Research aims to promote and advance research, particularly recovery research into radical, working-class, labouring class, experimental and interrogative writing and texts.
The Raymond Williams Centre for Recovery Research is named after the famous cultural historian, critic, theorist and commentator (1921-1988).
Established in 2000, the Centre for Colonial and Postcolonial Studies, directed by Professor Nahem Yousaf, is a cross-disciplinary centre which aims to encourage, focus and develop investigations into current and ongoing issues in colonial and postcolonial writing and theory.
The Centre for Travel Writing Studies (CTWS) exists to facilitate, promote and disseminate scholarly research on travel writing and its contexts, without restriction of period, locus, or type of travel writing.
At Nottingham Trent University we offer a unique approach to postgraduate research in the romantic era literature.
The Centre for Creative Writing is home to NTU novelists, poets and screen-writers all of whom are published in their fields.