Early Modern Literature and Culture

Research in Early Modern literature and culture, for which the Department of English and Creative Writing, Lancaster University is recognised world wide, ranges from medieval theatre through to work on theory, performance, gender, and religion in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

The specialist interests of our staff and postgraduate students make for a rich exchange of ideas amongst members of the group in collaborative projects such as Performance, Ceremony and Ritual, The Shakespeare ProgrammeNorthern Renaissance Seminar and the Early Quaker Project.

Early modern literature is a major dimension of trans-historical clusters within the Department (writing and religion; literature and location; critical creative and literature and gender) and in cross-faculty research groups Corpus Research in Early Modern English.

Postgraduate research is offered at PhD, MPhil and MA level, the latter in the programme MA in English Literary Research and as an MA by research. Please visit the department website for further information about postgraduate study.