Brighton has long been famous for its thriving literary culture, part of a diverse and carnivalesque creative scene that has developed over two centuries. The city has provided inspiration and backdrop for texts as diverse as Dickens' Dombey and Son, Graham Greene's Brighton Rock and Ann Quin's Berg, and the scholarship at the University of Brighton makes a key contribution to the development and understanding of the literary environment.
Research is particularly strong across contemporary and twentieth-century literatures, gender studies and socio-cultural studies. Work in literature informs a number of wider practices in the arts and humanities including media, graphic novel production and illustration, creative writing, digital writing film, screen and media studies.
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Alex Templeton's current research focus is on writing as practice; the form and function of the novel.
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