We offer a fascinating range of undergraduate and Honours courses in English Literature, Film, Theatre, and Media Studies. Our teaching staff are also experienced and innovative researchers who publish their research as books and journal articles. We host a dynamic community of students at MA and PhD levels.


Staff and postgraduate students are actively involved in a variety of research

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  • 6 Degrees Festival

    6 Degrees Festival

    Theatre students from Victoria University of Wellington’s Master of Fine Arts (Creative Practice) programme presented a season of work—6 Degrees Festival—to the public last week. For the first time, these MFA(CP) works were shown at BATS Theatre.

  • Rooms of all our own

    The Times Literary Supplement discusses all the reasons why you should read Professor Sarah Ross’s new book on Women Poets of the English Civil War.

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  • How much is too much? Interactivity in new immersive media

    As virtual reality reaches mainstream adoptions there are concerns around gimmicky uses of its interactive components and 360-degrees space. This seminar asks, how much is enough to justify the expense of the headsets and VR production and how much is too much?

    Venue: Room 103, 81 Fairlie Terrace (FT81/103)

  • Film and Video Censorship in New Zealand, 1976-1994

    Duncan Anderson’s seminar looks at the history of film and video censorship in New Zealand from the 1970s to the 1990s, and the example of John McNaughton’s “Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer” as a subject of censorship controversy.

    Venue: Room 103, 81 Fairlie Terrace