Universitat Rovira i Virgili

Cultural Studies in English

Cultural Studies analyses the diverse influences that shape individual and collective identities by looking at cultural practices and expression and the symbolic interaction in the media, literature, and art.

At the Department of English and German Studies, Rovira i Virgili University, research and teaching within this area focus on the following main topics related to the English-speaking world:

-war studies and utopian studies

-war, violence, trauma, cultural trauma

-literary, cultural and artistic representations of war/violence

-war representation in fictional and non-fictional narratives in English

-war remembrance/commemoration in the media

-individual and collective memory

-utopian/dystopian studies and the articulation of violence

-PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) in veterans and civilians

-war/violence and gender