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8 January - 16 February 2018: Replaced Lives

Free exhibition in our Peltz Gallery exploring the theme of ‘replacement’ through printmaking.

Department of English and Humanities Blog

Find out what our academic staff are reading, watching, thinking about.

Our research

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

Writers Guild of America heralds Birkbeck alumna with screenwriting fellowship award

A creative writing graduate from Birkbeck has been awarded a fellowship with the Writers Guild of America (WGA) that will help to carve her career in screenwriting.

100 years of votes for women

The Representation of the People Act, passed on 6 February 1918, gave women the right to vote in the UK for the first time. Birkbeck academics celebrate this centenary and look at how we can make further strides towards equality.

New Creative Writing scholarship aims to nurture underrepresented literary talent

Leading literary agency Aitken Alexander has created a new scholarship in Creative Writing at Birkbeck, aiming to find and nurture literary talent from groups underrepresented in publishing.