Explore the rich array of literature at an advanced level, ranging from classical Greek drama and Shakespearean plays, through to children's literature or recent world fiction and poetry. If you’re currently working, or hoping to work in teaching, public service or publishing, enhance your employment opportunities with this course.
Literature is not just about reading books - it's about making sense of the world through literary works.
Senior Lecturer, Literary Studies
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We have an excellent reputation in literature. Looking to become a teacher, librarian or writer for children and young adults? This course will provide a solid base of knowledge to begin a great career.
Literary studies courses
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Take on a higher degree by research, become an expert in your chosen specialty in literary studies and bolster your career opportunities.
Find out what’s going on in the creative arts at Deakin.
This course will give you a great overview and chance to specialise in literature - while complimenting your career as a teacher, librarian, publisher or even writer.
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Literary studies at Deakin
Ann Vickery, head of literary studies, talks about how you can explore the rich array of literature ranging from classical Greek drama and Shakespearean plays, to children's literature or recent world fiction and poetry.
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