Australian Literature Program

With the country’s oldest chair in Australian Literature, an exciting undergraduate major, a specialised honours stream and a variety of postgraduate and research options, Australian Literature at the University of Sydney offers students the chance to become better acquainted with writing in and about Australia, as well as Australian writers in their various national and international contexts.

Located within the Woolley Building (A20) on the Camperdown Campus of the University of Sydney, Australian Literature has a teaching and research staff of active scholars, specialising in a variety subjects across the field.

Resources for study and research include Fisher Library (with the SETIS program of Australian Texts), and the Australian Literature Resource Centre.

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