Analyse critically, think creatively, communicate effectively

English at La Trobe brings together distinguished literary critical scholars and award-winning novelists and short-story writers, offering innovative approaches to the study of literary forms, creative writing and reading, literary history, and theoretical questions, and supporting one of Australia's largest undergraduate English cohorts.

English studies enrich and enhance practice and participation in all fields and industries. Core subjects will teach you how to undertake critical analysis and effectively convey arguments and opinions.

Electives let you choose the specialisation that's right for you, whether that be a literary period (from the Renaissance to the present), regional literature (including American, Australian and postcolonial), a specific genre (such as Gothic literature) or a mode of literary creation (including writing fiction and autobiography).

Why La Trobe?
  • Take accelerated subjects at prominent literary events like the Bendigo and Mildura Writers Festivals.
  • Learn from internationally distinguished staff specialising in a range of authors, genres, literary periods and critical questions.
  • Choose from an array of specialisations including Australian literature and culture, autobiography and biography, creative writing, critical theory and cultural studies, decolonisation studies, early-19th century studies, feminist theory, humour studies, literature and film adaptation, modernism and postmodernism, science fiction, psychoanalytic studies and modern spirituality.

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