Centre for Research into Reading, Literature and Society

About the centre

The Primary aim of CRILS is to take literature from English departments out into other disciplines and the wider human world. 

We are seeking to set the world agenda in reading, health and well-being, and the role of literature in modelling creative thinking about human existence.  Our members discuss these issues, as well as the state of literary education inside schools and universities, in our series The Literary Agenda

Our Aims

We aim to be at the forefront of the medical humanities agenda through the development of:

  • Its existing track record in multi-disciplinary arts, psychology and health research
  • Strategic partnerships with The Reader Organisation 
  • International collaborations and partnerships
  • Innovative and interdisciplinary undergraduate and postgraduate programmes

For more information please read our Manifesto, which answers some key questions on our aims.

Work With Us

If you are interested working with us, wherever you work or whatever you do, please contact us.