Our students and staff study language, literature, culture and linguistics in English, in classical and modern European languages and Australian Indigenous languages. Our teaching and research encompass literature, film and drama, gender and cultural studies, classics and ancient history, creative writing, digital humanities, languages and linguistics.
Through this entry to other societies, to past worlds, and to the imagined worlds of literature and culture, our undergraduates learn to read critically, think independently, and express ideas clearly, logically and persuasively. Through mastering these skills in English and in other languages, they gain an edge for future careers, as today's graduates are constantly interacting across linguistic and national borders. Our honours, masters and doctoral students develop their theses in the lively research atmosphere engendered by SLLL, the Australian National Dictionary Centre, the Centre for Classical Studies, the Centre for Research on Language Change, the ARC Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language, and the Institute for Communication in Healthcare.