Themes in the Arts and Humanities Themes in the Arts and Humanities

American Studies

  • American history
  • American literature
  • Environment, space and place
  • Histories of power and protest
  • Popular and avant-garde cultures
  • Transatlantic and transpacific studies

Find out more on the American Studies web pages



  • Material culture
  • Medieval art and architecture
  • Modern and contemporary European and American art
  • Museums, archives and heritage
  • World art and postcolonial studies

Find out more on the Art web pages


Film, Television and Media Studies

  • British film and TV
  • Genre in film and TV
  • Media audiences
  • Mediations of gender and sexuality
  • Popular culture

Find out more on the Film, Television and Media web pages



  • British history
  • European history - in particular France, Italy, Germany, Russia, the Balkans and Central Europe
  • Global history
  • History of South Asian, Japanese and Indian history
  • History of the Atlantic world(s)
  • History of the Middle East
  • Imperial history and cultural diplomatic history
  • Intellectual history and the history of political thought
  • Landscape and environmental history
  • Local and regional history
  • Medieval history

Find out more on the History web pages


Language and Communication Studies

  • (Critical) discourse analysis
  • Cross-cultural cognitive linguistics
  • Intercultural communication
  • Theoretical and applied pragmatics
  • Translation and interpreting

Find out more on the Language and Communications Studies web pages


Literature, Drama and Creative Writing

  • Creative writing
  • Life writing and creative non-fiction
  • Literary translation and translation theory
  • Medieval and early modern writing
  • Modern and contemporary literature, including poetry

Find out more on the Literature, Drama and Creative Writing web pages



  • Application and interpretations of Wittgenstein
  • Environmental philosophy
  • Metaphilosophy
  • Philosophy and social science
  • Political philosophy
  • Philosophy of language

Find out more on the Philosophy web pages



  • Critical global politics and international relations
  • Cultural politics, political communication, and media
  • Politics, public policy and political theory

Find out more on the Politics web pages


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