Research with us

25477The Literary Linguistics Research Cluster is proud of its thriving and collegial postgraduate research community. We offer excellent PhD supervision in an inclusive, interdisciplinary environment with world-class facilities. We welcome applications from postgraduate research students in any of the following areas:

  • cognitive poetics
  • dialect in literature and film
  • empirical stylistics
  • gender, power, and politics in the language of literature
  • historical stylistics
  • language in the literatue of exile
  • language, literature, and phenomenology
  • language, text, and arts practice
  • linguistic ideas in literature (e.g. fictional explorations of multilingualism
    or of the relationship between language and power)
  • literary style from the Medieval period to the present day
  • Text World Theory


The Faculty of Arts and Humanities offers a range of different funding opportunities for talented PhD students every year. To find out more about the funding available and how to apply, click here.