Department of English
The Department of English is one of the largest in Australia. Our staff of internationally distinguished scholars teach and research in all fields from the medieval to the contemporary: from Old English riddles to the narrative puzzles of modern cinema - not forgetting the great novels, poems, and drama of centuries of Western culture.
Undergraduate study includes a major in English (6 units of senior level English) and a major in Australian Literature (6 units of Australian Literature). Special Entry and Advanced courses lead to a fourth year of Honours in English Literature (since 1500), English Language and Early English Literature or in Australian Literature.
At postgraduate level, we offer the research degrees of PhD, M.Phil., MA (Research), and Doctor of Arts in a wide range of specialisations. Postgraduate degrees by coursework include the Master of Arts (English), Master of Creative Writing, and Master of Professional Communication.
Paul Giles discussed Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby with Rod Quinn on the ABC radio programme “Overnights” on Saturday 18th May.
Mark Byron is part of a global team of scholars that has been awarded a large grant by the National Endowment for the Humanities to establish Modnets, a digital initiative in Modernist studies.