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Studying English and Cultural Studies enriches our understanding of major literary, cinematic and theatrical traditions across the globe.
Our discipline area covers the literatures of Britain, America, Australia and postcolonial societies; creative writing and theatre; and popular culture and film.
Our course centres on developing critical practices of reading, writing and analysis.
The major promotes a wide view of the discipline, one that embraces the study of canonical and popular, past and present, metropolitan and diasporic bodies of writing, and the relations between them. It promotes the creative and critical use of language and understandings of the self and others.
We offer units in:
The English and Cultural Studies major lays the foundation for further study at honours and postgraduate level which features in-depth training in the original research and analysis of literary forms, histories and contexts.
Students completing this major will be able to:
These skills and attributes will be useful for students intending to progress to language-based professions such as law, education, psychology, journalism, and diplomacy, as well as to careers in the arts, cultural management, advertising, the civil service and public advocacy groups.
By allowing students to engage imaginatively with their own and other cultural traditions, this major equips them to work and live in today’s globalised environment.
Through their research, staff members explore a number of genres, historical periods and thematic areas, and are widely published in international journals, monographs and edited volumes.