School research clusters
Within the school, there are concentrations of expertise in five defined and externally-acknowledged clusters (in terms of major monographic publications, major grant success, and esteem factors). These areas map both to current emerging UK trends in the Modern Languages disciplines and to areas which the research councils have designated as requiring protection and development in the 21st-century academy (eg initiative for Early Modern studies).
- 19th- and 20th-Century Studies
- Identity-Formation in Political, Historical, Cultural and Linguistic Contexts
- Screen Studies
- Colonial, Postcolonial and Cross-Border Cultural Studies
- Medieval, Renaissance and Early Modern Studies
Faculty research centres
Members of the school are actively involved in the following faculty research centres, which provide a focus for collaborative and interdisciplinary work.
- Centre for Medieval Studies
- Centre for the Study of Colonial and Post-Colonial Societies
- Centre for the Study of Visual and Literary Cultures in France
University research themes
The School of Modern Languages has also identified a number of University-wide research themes, on which the school's research is focused.
If you would like to be a visiting researcher at the University of Bristol, please see the School of Modern Languages guidelines for visiting researchers, where you will also find an application form.
Our researchers are involved with numerous collaborative and interdisciplinary projects and events. For more information, please see recent examples.
How our research rates
67% of our research is considered to be 'world-leading' (4*), or 'internationally excellent' (3*).
Results are from the most recent UK-wide assessment of research quality, conducted by the Higher Education Funding Council for England.