Cardiff University’s School of English, Communication and Philosophy offers a vibrant and stimulating environment that supports innovative and exciting research across a range of periods and genres. In the recent Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 assessment, English Language and Literature at Cardiff was ranked 10th in the UK, with 87% rated of its research activities rated as world- or internationally leading.

In this context, we have long enjoyed a sustained and dynamic history of research into the Long Eighteenth Century and the Romantic Period, in activities and outputs that have ranged from successful completion of PhD projects, through numerous journal articles, books and scholarly editions, to large-scale grant-funded collaborations. In addition, we publish an online peer-reviewed journal devoted the period, entitled Romantic Textualities: Literature and Print Culture, 1780–1840, which publishes research into material cultures, bibliography and intertextuality. CRECS members have organised a number conferences and symposia in the period: two upcoming events are a major international conference entitled Romantic Imprints (July 2015) and a one-day symposium on the Burney family. More details of these can be found in the Events section of the site.

As such, CRECS offers a forum for students seeking to continue their studies at an advanced postgraduate level, providing supervision by internationally renowned scholars and enjoying the benefits of joining a prestigious, well-supported, and lively research environment with excellent facilities. This part of the CRECS site provides more information about the research environment here at Cardiff, by offering details regarding the opportunities available for doctoral research, as well as recent publications and ongoing research activities.