book stackThe Centre for the Novel is a research centre based in the School of Language and Literature at the University of Aberdeen.

Its aim is to promote discussion about the theory and practice of the novel across a range of languages, historical periods and critical approaches. Bringing together staff from English, Modern Languages and Creative Writing, the Centre for the Novel organises events at which readers can hear writers discuss their own work, it showcases new scholarship in the field, and develops new research projects. 

Through symposia, conferences, visiting fellowships and postgraduate teaching and research, the Centre explores the regional, national and international significance of the novel, and shows how this diverse and popular form has come to dominate world literature.