Postgraduate study at Lancaster

The Department of Languages and Cultures are pioneers in multidisciplinary language studies.

Our research focuses on nationally specific and/or transcultural aspects of European and global cultures and societies. The specialist interests of our academic staff include the languages and cultures of France and Francophone Africa, Germany and Austria, Spain and the Hispanic  world, as well as their relationship with English speaking cultures and those of the greater Europe.

Particular areas of expertise include:

  • French and Francophone literature
  • German and Austrian literature
  • Austrian cultural politics
  • Medieval and Renaissance Iberian literatures and cultures
  • Latin American studies
  • Latin American film
  • African literature
  • Authorship and celebrity
  • Cross-cultural communication
  • The poetics of resistance
  • Urban communities
  • Narrative theory
  • Digitization and literature
  • Multilingualism
  • Translation and minority languages
  • Writing and migration

Together with The Centre for Transcultural Writing and Research at Lancaster, we collaborate closely with the Universities of Manchester and Liverpool in the organisation of research workshops and training programmes. We encourage collaborative work between staff and research students and offer strong support for students wishing to publish and present work at conferences.

For further information concerning studentships or alternative sources of funding, please contact our Director of Postgraduate Studies, Professor Allyson Fiddler, a.fiddler@lancaster.ac.uk.