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Literary studies

Explore the rich array of literature ranging from classical Greek drama and Shakespearean plays, to children's literature or recent world fiction and poetry.

Literary Studies


Why study Literature at Deakin?

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The Literary Studies major sequence is interdisciplinary and theoretical in orientation. The units focus attention on literary texts in the contexts of their production and reception. Insights from anthropology, philosophy, psychology, history and linguistics form part of this process. There are opportunities for creative writing alongside critical analysis. Texts studied range from classical Greek drama and Shakespearian plays to recent world fiction and poetry.

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Deakin has an excellent reputation for its units and courses in 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.

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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.


What can I study?

Undergraduate (Bachelor) degrees
Bachelor of ArtsCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Arts / LawsCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Arts (Honours)Course information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Postgraduate degrees
Master of Arts (Writing and Literature)Course information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Graduate Diploma of Literary StudiesCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Graduate Diploma of Writing and LiteratureCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Graduate Diploma of Children's LiteratureCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Graduate Certificate of Writing and LiteratureCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Research degree - Doctor of PhilosophyCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Research degree - Master of ArtsCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students

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