School of English and Drama


The Department has contributed to the establishing and running of a range of influential projects.

We ran, in conjunction with the Live Art Development Agency, the East End Collaborations (EEC) initiative to support emerging artists. Following from EEC, we now run the AiR Project which seeks to create a dedicated community for Live Art within Queen Mary. We also are involved in the running of Phakama and we continue to support the work of People's Palace Projects. The School is also involved in an important new knowledge exchange hub, Creativeworks.

Creativeworks London

Creativeworks London is a project to bring creative people together to explore the issues that impact on London’s creative economy and to facilitate exciting new collaborations.

The School of English and Drama is delighted to be spearheading a three-year, multi-million pound project to build new partnerships and commercial opportunities between academia and the ‘Creative Economy’ of London, which comprises artistic industries, museums, libraries, and other cultural institutions.
The director of Queen Mary's Knowledge Exchange Hub is Faculty Vice-Principal, and Professor of Cultural History, Morag Shiach. Also working on this project are three post-doctoral researchers: Mariza Dima, Tarek Virani, and Gerard Briscoe.
More information about the project can be found on the CreativeWorks site