Birkbeck is a world-class research and teaching institution and a vibrant centre of academic excellence.
Internationally respected research
The Department of English and Humanities achieved notable success in the 2008 national Research Assessment Exercise, with 90% of our research being deemed of ‘quality that is recognised internationally in terms of originality, significance and rigour’, 35% of which was declared to be ‘world-leading’.
Although we continue to research and teach (at all levels) English literature and culture - from Old English and Old Norse, through Medieval and Renaissance, eighteenth-century and nineteenth-century studies, to Modernism and Contemporary culture, as well as postcolonial studies, cultural studies and critical theory - we are expanding in other fields, in particular the areas of theatre studies and creative writing.
About our research interests and activities...
- Our staff research interests
- Our staff pages
- Research projects
- Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies
- Centre for Contemporary Theatre
- Centre for Contemporary Literature
- Reading groups