Literary studies



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.

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

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.

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Complete the following credit points at level 1:

  • The Stories We Tell: Inventing Selves and Others ALL101
  • From Horror to Romance: Genre and Its Revisions ALL102
  • Complete at least 2 credit points at level 2 from the following list:

  • Australian Literature ALL260
  • Writing Modern Worlds ALL202
  • Shakespeare Today ALL275
  • Fantasy Literature ALL255
  • Gender, Sex and Literature ALL256
  • Poetry: Events in Language ALW242
  • Complete at least 2 credit points from the following list of level 3 units:

  • Global Literatures: Literary Interventions in the Present Situation ALL301
  • Literary Ecologies: (Re)Imagining Our Place in the World ALL381
  • Classics and Trash ALL376
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