Department of Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies

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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

We've jointly launched a new international short story competition alongside literary journal Short Fiction. The competition gives budding writers the chance to see their work published, with first place also winning £500 and second place winning £250.

Read more about the competition
Latest news
Competition launched for creative writers
03 Jan 2020
Colchester’s first fringe festival needs you
25 Oct 2019
Award-winning film to be screened and streamed
25 Oct 2019