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We are a department of leading academics, writers, film-makers and journalists.

From our undergraduate students performing in the Lakeside Theatre, to our research staff publishing their latest literary works, you can keep up with our developments and read all about our current activities here.

You can also follow our student-led Essexjournalism website where our future journalists publish their own material.

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Competition launched for creative writers announces winners

After receiving almost 800 entries from over 35 countries, the winners have been announced for the short story competition we launched alongside literary journal Short Fiction. Since the competition launched, three Essex students have joined the Short Fiction editorial board and are now contributing to the year-round operation of the magazine.

Read more about the competition
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Something for everyone at literary festival
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Creative writing prize returns
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Performance, identity and digital culture explored in new book
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