Research

Current projects

Discover more about the research being carried out in the School of Literatures, Languages and Culture.

Highlighted projects

Revitalising the Scottish Gaelic language

Colleagues in Celtic and Scottish Studies have helped the lead Gaelic development agency, Bòrd na Gàidhlig, to shape evidence-based policy on language planning and maintenance.

Embracing a ‘new mode of culture’

Investigating the decisive part played by learning and reading German in the career of Walter Scott, one of Britain’s most internationally significant authors.

Our Bondage and Our Freedom

An international project celebrating the 200 year anniversary of the birth of African American activist and author, Frederick Douglass.

Conversion, Translation and the Language of Autobiography

This project is generously supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council until May 2017.

The Cantos Project

The Cantos Project is dedicated to the research and study of The Cantos of Ezra Pound (1917-1969), the most extensive and complex poetic work of the 20th century.

Fatherland as Motherland: Unstable Gender and Nation in Italian Great War Literature

Fatherland as Motherland: Unstable Gender and Nation in Italian Great War Literature is an EU-funded project (Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions – Individual Fellowship) that has been running at the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures since September 2015.

Film and the Other Arts: Intermediality, Medium Specificity, Creativity International Research Network

This international research network aims to offer a stimulus for new directions in the study of cinematic intermediality, opening up new areas of research and new creative pathways.

The Backside of the Bones

An osteological study of Shang oracle bones (13th and 12th century BCE)