Literary research at Language and Culture is characterised by a diversity of perspectives and literary currents and encompasses both contemporary and older literary expressions across various languages, genres and themes.

The kind of topics and issues that interest us include the connections between literature, aesthetics, media, materiality, and history, as well as how literature constructs ideas, identities, and values that shape our relationship with the world. We also explore literary creative and writing practices and how they often build on various forms of reuse. In addition, we examine how conceptions of authorship and reader roles, as well as conceptions of literature itself, are renegotiated in relation to historical, cultural, spatial, and technological contexts.

Key theoretical influences are drawn from areas such as ecocriticism, fandom research, genre theory, gender theory, the history of ideas, cultural studies, media history, postcolonial theory, and spatial studies.