Four hundred years after Shakespeare’s death, an online game developed by the University of Sydney is using the playwright’s best-known works to challenge traditional approaches to learning and teaching. Professor Liam Semler of the University’s Department of English leads Shakespeare Reloaded, a project that is urging students and teachers to depart from the curriculum when looking at the British playwright’s work.
What is it that makes generation after generation respond to Charlotte Brontë’s books, and in particular Jane Eyre?
Celebrating the bicentenary of Charlotte Brontë’s birth[21 April 2016]
To mark the 200th anniversary of Charlotte Brontë's birth, two academics explain why the Victorian novelist's works are still relevant today.
Department of English Ranked 20th in the World[18 September 2015]
The Quacquerelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings began in 2004, and consider more than 3,000 institutions worldwide. The annual rankings measure such factors as academic reputation, citation statistics, international mix and staff-student ratios. The Department of English gets the highest rating of any English department in Australasia and ranks 18th best department in the world in the QS rankings.