The majority of staff currently work within the Leeds School of Arts.
The centre formally launched in the autumn of 2017, indicating a recognition by our university of the potential for substantial research development and growth within the area. The centre has a strong core of both experienced and early career researchers and provides a visible, outward-facing ‘research home’ and identity for these staff and their research students.
The work being undertaken encompasses more traditional academic outputs such as journal articles and monographs alongside exciting and innovative practice-based research. Much of the latter is high impact, engaging with external bodies and individuals to produce work which challenges and changes lives.
The centre is led by Simon Morris, Professor of Art, and Robert Shail, Professor of Film.
Professor Morris's own research centres on radical artistic reworkings of text as material object, whilst Professor Shail's work focuses on masculinity in British cinema and children's films. For them both, LARC has been a labour of love.