Postgraduate Research Programs

  • The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences offers the following postgraduate degrees by research:
  • Master of Arts (Research)
  • Master of Philosophy (MPhil)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Direct admission is possible at any level, provided that the applicable entry requirements are met.

If you are interested in undertaking a research degree in the area of International and Comparative Literary Studies and would like to discuss the opportunities that might be available to you, please contact the Program Director prior to application.

For information on matters that are not covered here, such as fees and English-language requirements, please see the website of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and/or the International Student Office. The following links should be helpful:

For information about research strengths in the program, view the academic profiles of academics participating in the program.

Our Crosscultural Research and Research Supervision Areas Include:

  • Modern literature, and literary modernism, in and across the countries and cultures named above (including North America and Australia)
  • Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque literature
  • Transcultural and translation studies
  • Literary theories and genres across cultures
  • Literature and performance
  • Comparative poetics
  • Literature and other arts
  • Literature and cinema, including film adapations
  • Crosscultural sociology and politics of literature
  • Literature, history, and memory
  • Literature and nationalism
  • Literary hoaxes
  • Cultural and religious identities in literature
  • Popular literature and popular culture
  • Postcoloniality, migration and diaspora
  • Literature, gender and feminist thought
  • Gay, lesbian and queer literature and cinema
  • Creativity and the process of writing