The Literature research program examines English-language literature from the early modern period through to the contemporary era.

Led by Professor Peter Holbrook, our team examines Shakespeare and the English Renaissance; the literature and culture of the long eighteenth century; the history and theory of the novel; environmental literatures and the environmental humanities; imperial and postcolonial studies; Irish studies; American literature; Anglophone literatures in a transnational context.

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Professor Peter Holbrook


Professor Paul Giles

Associate Professor Lisa O’Connell

Dr Killian Quigley  

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