Research projects

Our researchers are engaged in re-discovering authors, challenging the literary canon and bringing new approaches to bear on established texts.

Editing Aphra Behn in the digital age


Funding: £752,247

Lead: Professor Elaine Hobby

Through systematically integrating digital and established methods, E-ABIDA will produce and disseminate a new, comprehensive edition of Aphra Behn (1640-89), one of the most important English Restoration writers.

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The complete works of Evelyn Waugh


Funding: £822,481

Lead: Dr Barbara Cooke (PI Professor Martin Stannard, University of Leicester)

Five-year AHRC-funded project, working to create the first ever Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh. Forty-three volumes will bring together Waugh’s extensive collections of novels, biographies, travel writing, essays, articles, reviews, letters, diaries, drawings and designs.

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