We bring together academics and students with shared research interests contemporary literature.

The Contemporary Literary Cultures Research Group (CLiC), was formed in September 2020 in response to the way in which the field of literary studies has expanded in recent years to productively encompass disciplines whose engagement with narrative and textuality had previously gone under recognised. The group arose out of a desire to recognise this trend, and the work colleagues across the institution are already undertaking in interrogating and mapping it:

  • Indigenous literatures
  • Spectrality studies
  • Posthumanism
  • Hypermedia
  • Video game studies 
  • Spoken word poetry

The group is directed by Dr Lucy Arnold.

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Staff, associates and postgraduate researchers

          Lecturer in Media and Communications

  • Dr Daniel Brookes (University of Worcester) 


Associate Members

  • Dr Lucy Arnold

  • Dr Poppy Wilde

  • Dr Charley Barnes (University of Wolverhampton) 

Research Students

  • Oliver Case 

    Oliver Case - PhD Candidate

  • Abbey Ballard

    Abbey Ballard - PhD Candidate



Related courses

English MA

The Masters in English is an advanced postgraduate degree which can either be taken as a stand-alone qualification or as progression route into doctoral research.