Level: postgraduate coursework
The English Studies program considers ways in which the study of literature in English works differently in an Australian cultural context. In this sense, the program is aligned with contemporary efforts to reposition Australia in relation to “the Asian century” and indeed to global culture more generally. Building on Australia’s long-established international reputation in Cultural Studies, this program seeks to expand consideration of literary as well as cultural narratives across a broad transnational framework. It also provides an excellent foundation for research students, both from Australia and overseas, who wish to reconsider literature in English within a dynamically expanding global field. It will be of special interest not only to students who wish to specialise in Australian literature, but also to those who wish to reconsider English or American literature, across many different historical periods, from an Australian perspective.