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Department of English and Humanities, Birkbeck, University of London

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Department of English and Humanities


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Autumn in the School of Arts

Conferences, workshops, open evenings and free exhibitions - see what's on this autumn.

Our research

Find out about some of the research projects undertaken by academics in the department

Arts Week 2014

It's all over for another year, but we've captured what we could with podcasts and blogs...

Evening study

We offer courses in literature, creative writing, theatre studies, humanities and more...

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CFP: The Arts and Feeling in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture

This conference will explore the ways in which nineteenth-century authors, artists, sculptors, musicians and composers imagined and represented emotion and how writers and critics conceptualised the emotional aspects of aesthetic response.

New publication: Women Writing Art History in the Nineteenth Century

Professor Hilary Fraser, Executive Dean of Arts and Geoffrey Tillotson Chair of Nineteenth-Century Studies, has had her most recent book - Women Writing Art History in the Nineteenth Century - published by Cambridge University Press.