Bachelor of Arts

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Literary Studies


Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (Online)


At Deakin, literature is the door to new understandings of cultures and histories. Our literary studies scholars have international profiles in philosophy, poetry, ecology and Australian literature, and will guide you in critical and creative journeys through great literature from the medieval era to today. There are also many opportunities for your own creative writing and critical analysis.

Career outcomes

You may find employment opportunities in advertising agencies, the education sector, freelance writing, government departments, libraries, market research companies, public relations agencies and publishing companies.


Complete the following credit points at level 1:

ALL101The Stories We Tell: Inventing Selves and Others

ALL102From Horror to Romance: Genre and Its Revisions

Complete at least 2 credit points at level 2 from the following list:

ALL260Australian Literature

ALL202Writing Modern Worlds

ALL275Shakespeare Today

ALL255Fantasy Literature

ALL256Gender, Sex and Literature

ALW242Poetry: Events in Language

Complete at least 2 credit points from the following list of level 3 units:

ALL301Global Literatures: Literary Interventions in the Present Situation (Commencing 2019)

ALL381Literary Ecologies: (Re)Imagining Our Place in the World

ALL376Classics and Trash

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