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. The Americanists One of the first London universities to offer a dedicated pathway in the Literature and Culture of the United States, the American research cluster at Goldsmiths offers a vital contribution to the disciplinary and interdisciplinary fields that are currently shaping the understanding of American literature and culture. 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. 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.