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Research themes

Literature research covers major periods and genres including Mediaeval, Renaissance, Shakespeare, 18th-century Literature, Gothic, and 20th and 21st-century poetry and fiction. English Language and Linguistics research is concerned with Pragmatics, Cognitive linguistics, Computer assisted language learning (for ESOL), Sociolinguistics and the study of the Scots language. Creative Practice research is conducted in poetry, fiction, autobiography, biography, scriptwriting and performance. Areas of concentrated research activity include: experimental fiction, contemporary and 20th century poetry, performance and Shakespeare.