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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.

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We're home to the UK's most innovative teacher

Dr Jarvis, who was one of eight UK lecturers shortlisted for the national award, was recognised for his quick thinking and imaginative response to the COVID-19 2020 lockdown. Dr Jarvis, from the Department of Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies and co-director of the Centre for Theatre Research was recognised for transforming his intensive creative theatre workshop into a unique online learning experience in a matter of weeks, ensuring his students didn’t miss the chance of a lifetime to work with actor and director Mella Faye.

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