Funded projects

The School of English is home to a number of funded research projects.


Some current and recent examples of our funded projects include:

Project Funding body Staff contact
Animating the Fossil Image: Iconographies of Contingency in Paleoart and Cinema The British Academy Robert McKay
Beyond the Multiplex AHRC David Forrest
Defining Freedom of the Press: A Cross national examination of press ethics and regulation in ten European countries AHRC Jane Mulderrig
Fostering Romanticism: Discourses of fostering and adoption, 1755-1820 The Leverhulme Trust Angela Wright
Florence Hazrat - Pause for Thought: The Role of Brackets in Experiencing Renaissance Literature The Leverhulme Trust Cathy Shrank
Fulfilling Lives (supporting people with multiple and complex needs) The Big Lottery Fund Brendan Stone
Grammar and the everyday: Exploring the social meaning of syntax The British Academy Emma Moore
"Ideas Gallery" at Newark Civil War Centre, Sheffield Lives, Poetic Activism, Labour Pains AHRC Jane Hodson, Hamish Mathison
Literature, Psychology and the Death Penalty, 1900-1950 AHRC Katherine Ebury
Linguistic creativity in the discourse of National Trust holiday cottage guestbooks The British Academy Joanna Gavins, Sara Whiteley
Luther as a Philosopher White Rose University Consortium  Iona Hine, Cathy Shrank
Mapping community heritage with young people in rural South Africa Global Challenges Research Fund Seth Mehl
Paradigmatic Terms - Language and History of Thought AHRC Susan Fitzmaurice
Performing Arts and Social Violence: Innovating Research Approaches to Sexual and Gender-based Violence in the Global South AHRC Susan Fitzmaurice
Resisting Gender-Based Violence and Injustice Through Activism with Biblical Texts and Images  AHRC Katie Edwards
Scribal Scribbles: Visible and Invisible Notes in Anglo-Saxon Manuscripts The British Academy  Christine Wallis
TESOL teachers' use of instructional materials: multiple case studies of the enacted curriculum Language Learning Journal Nigel Harwood
The Aesthetics of Drone Warfare The British Academy (Rising Star Engagement Award) Beryl Pong
The Shiloh Project: Rape Culture, Religion and the Bible AHRC Katie Edwards
The social, historical, cultural and democratic context of civic engagement: imagining different communities and making them happen. Economic and Social Research Council Richard Steadman-Jones
Translating Utopia The British Academy Cathy Shrank
Valuing Nature Natural Environment Research Council Brendan Stone

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