Literature and Languages research


Peter Boxall, Professor of English and author of 21st Century Fiction, reviews the history of the novel from Defoe to the contemporary and asks if words can ever capture reality.

Sussex Modernism Project

What is the significance of Modernism here and now? For Hope Wolf, Lecturer in British Modernist Literature, this is what the Sussex Modernism Project aims to explore.

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Professor Lynne Murphy, reader in Linguistics, unpicks the niceties of English and American politeness.


New book offers alternative interpretation of iconic Rainbow Portrait & challenges myths of Elizabethan England

18 October 2019

A book by a Sussex Professor offers a new interpretation of the iconic Rainbow Portrait of Elizabeth I.

Treasure trove of modernist novelist to be opened up at event on campus

3 May 2019

The archive of May Sinclair - the first writer to use the phrase 'stream of consciousness' to describe modernist writing- will be on campus next week.

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