The English Faculty aims to provide opportunities to nurture new and creative thinking within all its teaching, research and public engagement. We are keen to promote research which is valuable to those outside the university, whether that is the public, the third sector, business or government.
Our researchers are currently working on a number of innovation projects, often in collaboration with external partners. These include the creation of literary apps and games, the use of Digital Humanities to delve deeper into texts, and the exploration of creative responses to literature through film, drama and music.
If you’d like to know more about our projects or have ideas for your own innovation activity, please contact us.
Prof Marion Turner is leading this new project which uses AI technology to explore Chaucer. Virtual Chaucer allows you to watch the pilgrims as they gather at the Tabard Inn and then interact with them through AI technology.
TIDE Salon is an interactive multimedia collaboration between the ERC-TIDE project, the award-winning novelist Preti Taneja, six extraordinary sound and spoken word artists, curator and creative producer Sweety Kapoor, and critically-acclaimed filmmaker Ben Crowe (ERA Films).
The Contagion Cabaret and Contagion Camerata events brought together a cast of actors, scientists and literary researchers for an inventive illustration of infectious extracts from plays and music, past and present.
Chelsea Haith (Oxford), Robert Laidlow (Royal Northern College of Music) and Wenzel Mehnert (UdK Berlin) have developed a 20-minute narrative piece derived from AI algorithmic outputs drawn from a dataset of pandemic literature from Sophocle's Oedipus Rex to Severance by Ling Ma.