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Exhibition: Cinephilia and Collecting

Running in our Peltz Gallery 7 October - 27 January: A Museum of the Everyday.

Our research

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

Evening study

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

The Mechanics’ Institute Review to offer exciting opportunities for writers across Britain

Renowned short-story anthology seeks national talent thanks to Arts Council funding

Article published in Birkbeck journal wins prestigious Victorian studies prize

19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Nineteenth Century is part of the Open Library of Humanities

CFP: Politicians and Other Performers

How might interpreting politicians and their work through some of the practices and concepts established in theatre and performance studies help us to better understand contemporary political life?