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Studying literature at Deakin means engaging with literary texts in their contexts of production and reception, with a strong awareness of how the world of the text relates to the wider social and cultural world. We study literature ranging from ancient Greek drama, Shakespeare and other classics, to recent world fiction, poetry and film. There are opportunities for creative writing as well as critical analysis, and beyond the undergraduate sequence, a rich research culture with possibilities for further study at Honours and postgraduate levels.
Deakin has an excellent reputation for its units and courses in Children's Literature, which look to the needs of teachers and librarians as well as providing specialist knowledge to anyone interested in writing for children and young adults, and in the historical and cultural contexts in which such texts are produced.
MY BACHELOR OF ARTS at Deakin with a major in Literary Studies has given me a realistic platform and solid grounding from which to pursue a career in the publishing world.
My passion for books and reading was expanded beyond the walls of my bookshelves and into a greater understanding of how various forms and theories of literature have shaped—and continue to inform—the world we live in.
Recently, Anyez Lindop was a guest speaker at Deakin's 'Things to do with Words' event, along with guest speakers: Helen Garner, the multi-award winning Australian author and Joel Deane, the speech writer for the Victorian premier.
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