Research Areas in ECL Listing of sub links ECL at Goldsmiths has a number of pathways in its BA and taught MA programmes, and offers many possibilities for PhD work. Our Research Areas pages highlight some of the work that excites us most right now. Creative Writing at Goldsmiths Creative Writing at Goldsmiths includes novelists, memoirists, essayists, poets and short-story writers; our staff has diverse research interests, but our common aim is explore the possibilities of form and voice in creative practice. Linguistics at Goldsmiths Linguistics at Goldsmiths is a vibrant research community engaged in exploring the relationship of language, society and culture, and, at the same time, offering a solid theoretical understanding of how language works. Nineteenth-Century Literature at Goldsmiths Nineteenth-Century Literature reflects and contributes to a period of profound cultural change. Our programmes investigate the poetry, novels, non-fictional prose, and drama of this century of industrialisation, urbanisation, empire, nationalism, scientific transformation, bureaucratisation, political consciousness, and religious crisis. Translation Studies at Goldsmiths Translation research at Goldsmiths focuses on translation as a form of cultural production, a metaphor for cultural encounter and a means for understanding the world. Philosophy and Critical Thought at Goldsmiths Philosophy and critical thought at Goldsmiths is a prestigious and outward-looking research community that intervenes in questions of direct cultural and ethico-political urgency. Alongside colleagues from across the college and around the world, our staff pursues philosophical inquiry as a plural and critical activity that engages with literature and the arts and strives to analyse and articulate historical and political events.