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Selected Artists from the Adamson Collection  in our Peltz Gallery

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

Poet Matt Martin awarded the Stuart Hall PhD Scholarship at Birkbeck

The Stuart Hall PhD Scholarship at Birkbeck has been awarded to Matt Martin, who will begin his PhD studies at the Department of English and Humanities and Birkbeck Contemporary Poetics Research Centre later this year. Matt’s project will be entitled Nation Language Poetry as Political Resistance in the Caribbean and the UK.

Birkbeck graduates shine during spring 2017 Graduation Week

Nearly a thousand graduates will celebrate achieving a qualification

Professor Marina Warner elected first female President of the Royal Society of Literature

Professor Warner said on the appointment: “It is a huge honour and a great surprise to become President of the RSL. Literature has been my life – reading, writing, listening. I believe it matters to all of us, as individuals and in our relations with one another, now and stretching back to the past."