Centre for Studies in Literature (CSL)
Three centuries of faculty funding for CSL staff
Fri, 12 Nov 2010 11:48:00 GMT
Two three-year CSL research projects, covering the nineteenth, twentieth and twenty-first century's literature and culture, have recently received strategic funding from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.
Members of the Twentieth and Twenty-first Century British and American Literature research cluster - Bran Nicol, Petra Rau, Elodie Rousselot and Christine Berberich - will reassess 'Post-War Fiction and Film', looking at recent literary and cultural history in relation to temporal definitions and moments of violent rupture, and analysing how different ‘pasts’ are represented in prose fiction and film. The Nineteenth Century Literature and Culture cluster will be working on literary figures with links either to the South Coast or with transatlantic connections to authors from the area - Dickens, Tennyson, Doyle and Kipling - in the 'Victorian Literary Heritage' project, with Patricia Pulham, Paraic Finnerty, Charlotte Boyce, Chris Pittard and .
Both projects will result in a range of outputs and events, including monographs, essay collections, papers in refereed journals and a number of Special Issues, alongside conferences and symposia hosted at Portsmouth and with partner universities including Brighton and Strathclyde.