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English and Creative Writing

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Our research is characterised by world-leading and internationally excellent research projects over a wide range of sub-disciplinary fields.

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The magic lantern was the most important visual medium for entertainment and instruction across Europe and the world between 1860 and 1920, but its significance has been largely overlooked. Though magic lantern slides surviving in public collections contain a wealth of historically significant and beautiful imagery, they are fragile, costly to preserve and difficult to exhibit, meaning that the existence of much material remains unknown. 

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Hardy and Heritage’ is a collaborative PhD project between the University of Exeter and Dorset County Museum, led by Professor Angelique Richardson. The project aims to create a digital database of over 4,000 letters written to poet and novelist, Thomas Hardy (1840 -1928).

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