English, writing and theatre research

English, writing and theatre research at Massey covers a wide range of disciplines. Our staff have internationally recognised expertise in their fields and attract postgraduate students from around New Zealand and internationally.

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Academic literacies

Writing pedagogy and assessment; writing in the academic disciplines; students’ transition to university; student engagement; the historical and institutional contexts of writing instruction.

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Creative writing

Fiction; creative non-fiction; poetry; drama; scriptwriting.

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Eighteenth century, Romantic and Victorian literature

The literature of Britain and its empire in the 18th and 19th centuries, and its relationship to its political, economic and philosophical contexts.

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New Zealand and Pacific literature and culture

Literary and cultural politics in New Zealand and Britain's 19th century settler empire; New Zealand literature, museums, and literary nationalism; Māori and Pasifika literature and creative writing; neoliberalism; Kiwi gothic; gender theory; representations of trauma; Indigeneity, plural cultural identities/mixed-ethnicity.

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Shakespeare and early modern literature

Drama, poetry and other literatures from 16th and 17th century England; print culture in early modern England; theatrical culture in early modern England; global Shakespeares, including contemporary performance and adaptation.

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Technical, public and professional writing

Documentation procedures; publishing practices and processes; image-text interactions; the creation of texts for technical or public audiences; rhetoric of science and technology.

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Theatre and performance

Theatre, human rights and social justice; refugee, applied, community, experimental, young people's and intercultural theatre; audiences, cultural democracy and participation; cultural studies (literature, theatre and performance); qualitative and critical discourse analysis.

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Twentieth century, postcolonial and contemporary world literature

Realism; fantasy; gothic; Beat literature; postcolonial literature; the uncanny and psychoanalytic theory; memory; forgiveness; identity; responsibility and ethics; science fiction; young adult fiction; modernism; postmodernism; theoretical applications; comics and comic theory; narrative theory; popular genres.

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