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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  • Summer Gold Competition 2019 winners

    Summer Gold Competition 2019 winners

    If you’ve ever made up a song about what you’re doing or hummed while waiting in a queue—you’ve demonstrated a behaviour explored in the winning video entry for Victoria University of Wellington’s annual Summer Gold Competition.

  • Peter Thompson

    Let’s stop selling ourselves short

    Senior lecturer in Media Studies and Chair of the Better Public Media Trust Dr Peter Thompson writes for Newsroom that we must stand up to Mark Zuckerberg and other social media giants or we sell ourselves short as citizens and as a public.

  • THEA 323 at CubaDupa

    Acting up at CubaDupa

    Theatre programme director Dr Lori Leigh took her THEA 323 class to CubaDupa, collaborating on street performances with performance group 'Insecurity Guards' and the Playshop Performance Company.

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  • My Life To Live

    This photo exhibition, My Life To Live, is a celebration of the lives of workers with refugee background. It tells the stories of the immense contribution of refugee background workers to their new home country, Aotearoa. It tells of their hopes and dreams. It also tells the stories of some of the challenges of life in their new home.

    Venue: New Zealand Portrait Gallery, Shed 11, Customhouse Quay, Wellington

  • A Formalist Approach to Joanna Russ

    Joanna Russ's reputation in SF and elsewhere is often based on her pioneering work as a feminist critic and creator of political thought experiment and utopia. But these contributions rest on her literary innovations. Has Russ as a writer been under-read, even by her enthusiasts? This paper presents a formalist reading of Russ in order to uncover some of the feminist art and artistry enabling her politics.

    Venue: Room 802, von Zedlitz Building