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Staff Research

The Department of English and Linguistics has a strong research record and has performed very well in PBRF (Performance Based Research Fund) rounds. Please see the staff webpages for more on individual research areas.

Research Excellence


The Department has recently won a number of grants from the Royal Society of New Zealand’s Marsden Fund. These grants have funded research on Iterative Poetics and Global Culture, The Medieval Presence in the Modernist Aesthetic, A New Paradigm of Medieval Literary Anonymity, and Global Romantics: How the Porter Family Changed Nineteenth-Century Art and Literature.

Research Clusters


Many Department members are involved in interdisciplinary research networks, including

Others are involved in international collaborations, such as