Research opportunities available
The research interests of staff cover the areas of history/politics and literature/cultural studies, and have a wide chronological span, ranging from medieval and Renaissance to contemporary culture.
The main focus of research is in East German studies, but our staff also have research interests in a range of other areas, including post-war German fiction and lyric poetry and 19th Century German and Austrian drama.
Spanish and Latin American studies
Research in Spanish and Latin American Studies at Reading includes work on literary studies and cultural studies in Spain, Cuba and Argentina, as well as the study of identity and nation-building, publishing cultures and 19th-century intellectual history in Spain and Spanish America.
Italian Studies research at Reading is multi-disciplinary. It covers not only Italian literature from the Middle Ages to the present, but also film, women's studies, and modern history: together with the university's Department of History, we have the largest group of modern Italian historians in the UK.
Things to do now
- See opportunities available for postgraduate research
- See our research
- Meet our staff
- Take a self guided tour of the University
- See the School of Literature and Languages website
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