Why do a research degree in the School of Humanities at De Montfort University?
- Our research students have an excellent record of employment, with former students employed in postdoctoral and lectureship positions
- In preparation for academic careers, the Humanities doctoral training programme offers advice on writing for publication, beginning to teach, presenting work and conference organisation
Our research students are currently working in areas such as sports history, minority cultures, the history of photography, film adaptations of literary texts, ekphrastic poetry, short fiction, textual scholarship and Shakespeare.
Recent and current PhD students have published articles in peer-reviewed journals and edited collections, including Adaptation, The Dickensian, Immigrants and Minorities, The Journal of Poetry Therapy, Literature/Film Quarterly, International Journal of the History of Sport, The Journal of Adaptation in Film and Performance, Shakespeare, Patterns of Prejudice, Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America, The Popular Imagination and the Dawn of Modernism: British Middlebrow Writing 1880-1930, Sherlock and Transmedia Fandom: Essays on the BBC series, The Encyclopaedia of Modernism and A Companion to Wyndham Lewis, Joyce and Lawrence.
Creative Writing students benefit from Leicester Centre for Creative Writing being embedded in the rich regional writing networks of the East Midlands and beyond, allowing for opportunities to participate in the creative health of the region.