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Centre for Transnational and Transcultural Research

Established in 2010, the Centre for Transnational and Transcultural Research (CTTR) provides a research environment for interdisciplinary investigation into internationalism, cosmopolitanism, and inter-cultural configurations of consciousness and identity, drawing on research from comparative literature and literary studies, creative writing, linguistics, Asian studies, and religious studies.

CTTR members include professors, readers, research staff, and PhD students as well as Honorary Research Fellows representing a worldwide community of scholars. In addition to publications and research projects, the Centre hold a regular programme of visiting speakers and public lectures, and organises international conferences, workshops, and research training events.

Enquiries from students seeking postgraduate opportunities or other scholars interested in collaborating with CTTR are always welcome.

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Research areas

European Studies

This research is characterised by a European or European diasporic dimension. Areas of activity include:

  • Communism and post-communism
  • European integration and enlargement
  • Immigration and identity
  • Comparative European literature
  • European linguistics: Pragmatics and discourse analysis

South Asian Studies

This focus is on the ideas, faiths, and group identities manifest in South Asian cultures, as well as migrant communities within the United Kingdom. Areas of activity include:

  • Dalit Punjabi identity
  • Contemporary Indian feminism
  • Sikh studies

Transcultural Writing

This research focuses on cross-cultural literary exchange, travel writing, cultural theory, and the development of trans-national reading communities through international networks of translation and publishing. Areas of activity include:

  • Travel writing and translation
  • American (and trans-Atlantic) literature
  • Comparative European literature
  • Caribbean and black British writing
  • Welsh writing in English

Intercultural Media

This focus is on inter-media research in text and image, the relations between marginal and mainstream cultures, and the genres and forms of cultural transmission. Areas of activity include:

  • Popular literature and culture
  • Literature, Film, Painting, and adaptation
  • William Morris and the Arts and Crafts Movement