Our research is characterised by world-leading and internationally excellent research centres over a wide range of sub-disciplinary fields.

Centre for Intermedia and Creative Technology

The Centre for Intermedia and Creative Technology (CICT) promotes advanced transdisciplinary research in digital technology and creative media through collaborations between artists, programmers, performers, designers and scientists from a range of disciplines.

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Centre for Literature and Archives

The Centre for Literature and Archives at the University of Exeter holds many resources and manuscripts in the Special Collections archive, and actively encourages students to engage with this material.

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Centre for Victorian Studies

Led by world experts in their field, the Centre for Victorian Studies brings together researchers from a number of different departments to promote interdisciplinary research and teaching in all aspects of nineteenth-century literature, culture and media.

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Facilitates research into literary and cultural representations of identity, place and sustainability. Focuses on how literature and language including discourses of myth, memory, and history relate to particular environments, whether natural or built.

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Centre for Interdisciplinary Film

Embraces an exciting range of international research across the broad field of Film Studies. A hub for film studies research, teaching and activities at the University of Exeter

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South Asia Research Centre

The Exeter South Asia Centre brings together an interdisciplinary group of researchers and postgraduate students across the College whose work relates wholly or in part to the wider Indian subcontinent and global South Asian communities with their associated diasporas.

The 18th-Century Narrative Consortium

The 18th Century Narrative Project carries out research into the phenomenon of narrative formation in the period. Research covers topics such as Enlightenment philosophy and modernity, particularly utilitarianism; animal and human in the Enlightenment; science, medicine, politics  and aesthetics; the development of British national identity; British responses to the French Revolution;  women's literary history and feminist theory; 18th century poetics.

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20th and 21st Century Literature

The 20th and 21st Century Literature, Creative Writing and Film research group promotes interdisciplinary research and teaching in all aspects of twentieth century literature, culture and media.

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Chinese Cinemas in the 21st Century

The twenty-first century has been hailed as the Chinese century by economic observers. Western academia has invested much resource to the study of China's political and economic systems. This project seeks to redress this imbalance by turning to the role of art and culture as a form of "soft power" capable of shaping both the region’s self-image and others' perception of Chinese culture, which has varying impacts on local, national, regional and global levels.

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Victorian Studies Research Group

Research in Victorian Studies at Exeter has a strong national and international reputation as a result of its intellectual expertise, strong archival holdings, thriving postgraduate community and internationally recognised academic events.

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Medieval and Renaissance Research Group

Researching topics including the relationship between politics and literature; Milton; religion and literary culture, cultural geography; literature and domestic travel in early modern England; and English writing and the Ottoman Empire

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