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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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Not sure where to start? We can help you choose, apply and prepare for your university course

Research internship placements at Shakespeare's Globe

Birkbeck students taking MA Renaissance and other Birkbeck postgraduates working in the early period are invited to apply for two research internship placements offered by Globe Education at Shakespeare's Globe.

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.