The Centre for the History of European Discourses was incorporated in the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities in August 2015.

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Professor Simon During's research combines literary theory, criticism and history. His primary current research program explores the relation between literature and religion in the period 1600 - 1945, with a particular focus on Anglicanism. He is also working on ways to theorize and historicise relations between philosophical anthropology and literature, an interest which has developed from his broader interest in how various paradigms of secularization might help (or not help) illumine the study of British literary history. His currently funded projects include:

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