Undergraduate Studies in Australian Literature
This area of study places Australian writing, theatre and filmmaking within global contexts, allowing students to explore issues of national and international significance.
By introducing and examining some of the innovative and influential works that have shaped Australia’s cultural heritage, the undergraduate program trains students to read works closely and to make sophisticated connections between Australian writing and wider culture. Australian Literature at the University of Sydney teaches students to express advanced theoretical concepts with clarity and rigour, whilst engaging with the literature and ideas that have contributed the nation’s intellectual and artistic formation.
Australian Literature is offered as a separate subject area at both Pass and Honours level through the Department of English undergraduate program.
Senior units within the Australian Literature area of study are designated by the ASLT course code.