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Cultural Studies and Humanities


Be at the heart of culture and the arts

Cultural Studies & Humanities is the home of English Literature, History and Media at Leeds Beckett, with a lively student body. Our very highly qualified and research active staff bring their subject passions to bear on the work they do with students, and also through regular seminars and conferences. We also work in collaboration with other universities (including the University of Leeds) and cultural organisations.

We have strengths in social and cultural theory, women's writing, twentieth-century literature, gender and cultural history, and media studies. Our academic team are experts in their fields and have received acclaim, both nationally and internationally for their work.

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Cultural Studies & Humanities

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Graduate Profiles

Students from our School reflect on their time at our University.

School News

Inspirational FA coach Annie Zaidi to speak at discrimination event

The Football Association (FA’s) award-winning coach, Annie Zaidi, who was branded “an inspiration” by David Beckham and Les Ferdinand, is set to speak at an event to tackle discrimination in sport at Leeds Beckett University on Friday 9 September.

The future of the arts and humanities debated

An event to debate the future of the arts and humanities in the 21st Century has been held in Leeds, hosted by Leeds Beckett University.

Library photo exhibition to remember Bailiff Bridge landmark

An exhibition of photographs bringing to life memories of Firth’s Carpets and the old Clifton Mill in Bailiff Bridge will be launched by a Leeds Beckett University academic at the Bailiff Bridge Library.

School Events

Sep 7

The Dark Age: Air Pollution in Urban-industrial Britain

The first talk in the Leeds Cultural Conversations 2016/17 series which coincides with the 60th Anniversary of the Clean Air Act.

Sep 9

Sport and Discrimination Conference

The second annual Sport and Discrimination Conference explores the interdisciplinary nature of discrimination within the sporting world.

Oct 5

Remembering “Firths Carpets”: Responses to Altered Landscape in an Ex-Industrial Community.

The second talk in the Leeds Cultural Conversations 2016/17 series which coincides with Older People's Day on 1 October 2016.

Nov 9

From the Stands to Social Media: The Changing Nature of Racism in Football.

The third talk in the Leeds Cultural Conversations 2016/17 series.

Nov 19

Urban Dreams (and Nightmares)

What do cities mean to you? Are they sites of hope or fear? We want to hear what you think.

Dec 7

Autism, Adulthood and Fictions: Reading Autism Portrayals after Diagnosis.

The fourth talk in the Leeds Cultural Conversations 2016/17 series which coincides with Disability History Month.

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