Research projects

“Heart Reasons: The Emotional Register of Liberal Culture in the Long Nineteenth Century.” Regenia Gagnier, Partner Investigator (PI); Chief Investigators Professors William Christie, Professor and Director of the Humanities Research Centre (HRC), ANU;  Jock Macleod, Griffith University; Peter Denney, Griffith University. 2021 Invited Visiting Fellowship, Humanities Research Centre, ANU, Canberra, Australia. [Australian Research Council Grant]

“Gender Justice in Women’s Literature of the Ummah” Regenia Gagnier, Co-Investigator with Prof. Hasnul Djohar, Syarif Hidayatullah, Jakarta State Islamic University.  International Collaborative Research funding body; Ministry of Religious Affairs (MORA) of Republic of Indonesia. [2021]

“The Geopolitics of Language and Literature Migration.” Regenia Gagnier, Visiting Fellowship, Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (STIAS), South Africa [2021]

World Literature and Commodity Frontiers: The Ecology of the ‘Long’ 20th Century  Chris Campbell, Co-Investigator [Leverhulme]

Famine and Dearth in India and Britain, 1550-1800: Connected Cultural Histories of Food Security Ayesha Mukherjee, Principal Investigator [AHRC]

Literary Activism and the Creative Industries on the African Continent [British Academy, GCRF] in partnership with Arts Managers & Literary Activists Network and University of Bristol, Kate Wallis, co-founder and Co-Investigator.

Global Circulation and the Long 19th Century. The most significant transformations in the field of Victorian Studies have been to move beyond an island’s literature and culture to its global interdependence and beyond Victoria’s reign to its antecedents and legacies. The first includes postcolonial and globalization studies of the British empire and trade as well as Anglophone settler colonies and their interactions with indigenous and other imperial peoples. The second include a long history of modernization, from the industrial and democratic revolutions to liberal and neoliberal modernity. Regenia Gagnier, Editor

Beyond the Frame: Indian British Connections [OU/Exeter/Ministry of Culture, India] – This exhibition project and accompanying website shifts away from well-known accounts of post-independence India and the earlier period of the British Raj, instead focusing on the ways in which Britain’s resident communities have, for centuries, played a crucial role in the formation of Britain. Florian Stadtler, Co-Invesitgator.

World Literature Network – An international discussion forum for those researching and teaching world literature