PhD Opportunities

Cardiff University is part of the South, West and Wales Doctoral Training Partnership, a consortium of eight universities and numerous partners, which provides scholarships and advanced training for PhD candidates with the support of the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). Additional scholarships and bursaries have been made available to support doctoral research projects from within the University. More information about the financial support available to prospective PhD students is available here.

While CRECS supports a wide range of activities, we particularly welcome enquiries from prospective doctoral students in the following areas:

Book History and Material Cultures

  • anonymity, fame and reputation
  • bibliography and editing
  • cultures of manuscript and print
  • digital humanities
  • illustration studies
  • literary and political self-fashionings
  • textiles and fabrics
  • visual cultures

Culture and Literature, 1680–1840

  • archipelagic Romanticism
  • Ireland and Romanticism
  • law and literature
  • literature, science and medicine
  • marriage and matrimony
  • onomastic identities
  • philosophy, religion and literature
  • philosophy of animals and the non-human
  • politics and satire
  • Scotland and Romanticism
  • Wales and Romanticism
  • women’s writing and literary history
  • utopian writing

Writing and Genre

  • the creative and the critical
  • crime fiction
  • gothic literature
  • life writing
  • nature writing
  • neomedievalism
  • poetry and poetics
  • popular fiction
  • psychogeographies and topographical writing
  • Romantic counterfactualism
  • Romantic historicist theory

Individual Authors

  • Jane Austen
  • Mary Brunton
  • Frances Burney
  • Elizabeth Carter
  • Catharine Cockburn
  • William Godwin
  • Elizabeth Montagu
  • Thomas Moore
  • Thomas Love Peacock
  • Elizabeth Rowe
  • Charlotte Smith
  • Walter Scott
  • William Wordsworth

More information about applying for a PhD in English Literature at Cardiff University, is available here.