School of the Arts, English and Drama

Staff research

Research Groups

Animation Academy

The Animation Academy is a centre for animation research, scholarship, practice and exhibition, embracing tradition and progress, education and industry, art and commerce; and dedicated to excellence at a national and international level in all its activities.

Animation Academy

Arts in the Public Sphere

The Public Sphere research group aims to explore the historical and contemporary relation between the artist-as-producer to a variety of public spheres, to investigate how contemporary social groups understand matters of ‘public interest’, and to assess how the idea of the ‘common good’ is approached and represented in the arts and humanities.

Arts in the Public Sphere

Cultural Currents 1870-1930

Cultural Currents 1870-1930 researches the literature and culture of the late-Victorian and Modernist periods. Its work encompasses literary and cultural criticism, textual editing, digital scholarship, and publishing history, with interdisciplinary links to visual art, politics, history, and gender and sexuality studies.

Cultural Currents 1870-1930

Digital Humanities

DH@lboro is an interdisciplinary research group in the digital humanities, providing a regular forum for discussion and knowledge exchange on all aspects of digital humanities, digital media and digital environments.

Digital Humanities

Drawing and Visualisation (TRACEY)

Since its inception in 1998, the Drawing and Visualisation research group's key aim has been to explore and examine drawing and visualisation research processes physically, cognitively and critically.

Drawing and Visualisation (TRACEY)

Early Modern

The research group is a forum that develops projects, and supports researchers, whether established or early career, where the specialism is an aspect of Early Modern culture or literature.

Early Modern

Gendered Lives

Gendered Lives is a multi-disciplinary research group at Loughborough University which has been established to bring together those researching gender, how it is experienced, and how it is represented in personal documents and cultural objects.

Gendered Lives

Museums, Markets, and Critical Heritage

This multi-disciplinary research group explores cutting-edge practices in, and debates about, collecting, marketing, and exhibiting works of art and cultural property.

Museums, Markets, and Critical Heritage

Politicized Practice

The Politicized Practice Research Group starts from a shared question rather than a specific disciplinary context, asking, how can contemporary art contribute to social and political change? 

Politicized Practice

Textile Design

The Textile Design Research Group is committed to understanding and progressing textile design research and practice through both traditional and practice-led approaches, particularly within collaborative and interdisciplinary working contexts.

Textile Design

Theatre and Performance

The Theatre and Performance Research Group is concerned with research into all forms of performance, both historical and contemporary. Our research-active staff are currently involved in a variety of projects, both discipline-based and inter- and multi-disciplinary.

Theatre and Performance