The Department of Literary Studies in its current constellation came into being on 1 January 2011. Our members conduct research into a wide range of literatures in modern and old languages. Shared research focus areas and methodological fields of expertise are presented on our staff pages. More detailed information about our research can be found in the fully searchable database under “projects”, which contains both ongoing doctoral, postdoctoral and team projects and an archive of the recent past. A list of ongoing projects in digital literary studies can be found here. The menu on the left will further take you to the programme of our bi-monthly Literary Studies Workshop, to information about publications by department members and about the journals for which they take up editorial responsibility. Members of the department collaborate in often interdisciplinary UGent research groups. Our research is moreover embedded in interuniversity research communities such as GOLIATH and OLITH, strategic partnerships like U4 (Ghent – Gottingen – Uppsala – Groningen), and in academic networks such as ENN, ESSE, MLA, Esprit, IVG, GSA, the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Research Society for Victorian Periodicals and the International Society for Cultural History.