The Department of Modern Languages and the Department of Comparative Literature were both part of Kent's REF2014 submission to Modern Languages and Linguistics that was ranked 3rd in the UK, with 85% of its published research graded 'world-leading' or 'internationally excellent'.
The combination of subject areas - Comparative Literature, French, German, Hispanic Studies, and Italian - ensures a dynamic research community, covering all the major aspects of European literature and culture. We host the Centre for Modern European Literature, which provides an active programme of events throughout the year, as well as our staff members participating in a number of reseach centres across the University. All of our subject areas offer research programmes at doctoral level. For staff research interests, please see our staff profiles in Modern Languages or staff profiles in Comparative Literature.
Within the School of European Culture and Languages, our staff participate in the following research centres:
In addition, members of SECL also work alongside members of other Schools to collaborate for the following research centres: