The study of Victorian literature and culture has long been a particular strength of Oxford’s English Faculty, and we are currently producing some of the most exciting and innovative research in the field.
What do we do?
Our research and teaching covers the full range of Victorian writing. We are committed to working closely with literary texts: publishing editions of major Victorian writers, and writing criticism that attends carefully to matters of literary form and style. Although we have a diverse range of theoretical interests, we have distinctive strengths in the areas of literature and the history of ideas (including questions of literary value, aesthetics, and of readership and response), in the study of poetry, and in the literature of the fin de siècle. We are also the organizing force behind a very active cross-disciplinary hub for literature and science. We welcome enquiries from potential researchers who want to work in any area of Victorian literature and culture.
Please see the webpages of individual Faculty members for more information on recent publications and current research projects. We are happy to answer enquiries from potential graduate students and anyone else who is interested in our work.