The Research Unit (RU) is founded on the premise that research in literature and language will figure differently in the university and society of the twenty-first century—that besides making educated persons, these disciplines address some of the most pressing collective questions of the time.
The RU currently embodies the collective work of over a hundred scholars—faculty and graduate students in our five departments and beyond. Our five Focal Groups – Digital Humanities, Humanities Education, Philosophy & Literature, Poetics, Renaissances - are conceived as portals that open from the Division outward to wider communities of literary and humanities scholars. The RU also funds research groups in three categories - curriculum development, collaborative projects, and digital humanities - and sponsors nearly one hundred events every year. Colleagues and graduate students from Bay Area institutions are welcome to join.
In addition to funding research, the RU houses Mantis, a Journal of Poetry, Criticism & Translation.
The Research Unit is affiliated with Stanford's International Initiative.
For more information about the Research Unit, or to subscribe to Polyglot, the unit's newsletter, please contact DLCL Administration at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 650-724-1333.
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Stanford CMEMS is a multidisciplinary community working together to produce new perspectives on medieval and early modern studies.
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