News from the School of English, Drama and Creative Studies

One Minute Movie Competition 2023

A duel, with bananas, in front of Old Joe, the University of Birmingham clock tower

The Dept of Film and Creative Writing is pleased to announce its One Minute Movie Competition, open to all University of Birmingham students, staff and alumni.

J. A. Hawgood Travel Award 2022

Bramall Music Building, on a bright sunny day.

Recipient Emily Vincent undertook an archival research visit to the Florence Marryat Collection at Yale University’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

New Year Gifts

Gift giving

The wrapping paper has gone out for recycling; plans for the term are being made. Here we are at the hinge of the year, setting out again.

Science, storytelling and prehistory

Professor John Holmes recreating J.R.R.Tolkien’s lecture on dragons at Oxford University Museum of Natural History.

Literary scholars from the University are working with Oxford University Museum of Natural History to explore fantasy fiction and the science of the deep past.

Aboutness in Shakespeare's poetry

Professor Stephen Guy-Bray (University of British Columbia) gives the Thursday Seminar at The Shakespeare Institute in Stratford upon Avon.

George Orwell’s Gandhi

Composite image of George Orwell side by side with a photograph of Ghandi

Professor Douglas Kerr spoke at the Centre for Modernist Cultures in November on Orwell’s response to the life and politics of anti-colonial campaigner Gandhi.

Innovation in the arts at Birmingham

A seminar taking place in the College of Arts and Law

Exciting new degree programmes have launched in Law, English and History at the University’s campuses in Birmingham and Dubai.

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