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Our drama research includes Irish theatre, costume and scenic design, contemporary theatre, physical and immersive theatre, verbatim theatre, international theatre directing, and the study of voice.

English has textual editing and cultural historical research strengths in eighteenth century and romantic period literature and culture. The Centre for Joseph Conrad Studies is a focus of international research into the life and works of the greatest English writers. On the language side, there is expertise in applied linguistics especially second language learning.

Our creative writing academics are contemporary novelists with a range of interests in how the novel connects to recent history and contemporary American literature.

Research centres

Centre for Joseph Conrad Studies

The study of the life and works of the English novelist and short-story writer Joseph Conrad (1857-1924) is a research speciality at St Mary's University.

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Research showcase

Beatles in Twickenham Exhibition Open to the Public

The Beatles in Twickenham is a project developed by The Exchange and St Mary’s University, supported by Richmond Borough Council’s Civic Pride Fund and Twickenham Studios.

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