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Department of English and Humanities, Birkbeck, University of London

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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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Celebrated author and academic Marina Warner joins Birkbeck

Marina Warner – known for her writings about feminism and myth – has expressed delight at joining Birkbeck

Launch! The Mechanics' Institute Review: Issue 11

The latest issue of The Mechanics' Institute Review - the Birkbeck Creative Writing Programme’s annual publication - is now out.

New publication: Book Destruction from the Medieval to the Contemporary

Published by Palgrave this month (September 2014), Book Destruction from the Medieval to the Contemporary is a collection of essays by scholars and interviews with artists inspired by the conference on book destruction held at Birkbeck in 2011.