Australian Literature

Our researchers initiated, and remain a vital part of, the Australian literature e-resource AustLit, the premier bibliographic tool in Australian literary studies, and the Academy Library holds an unrivalled manuscript collection relating to contemporary Australian writers. The Australian Scholarly Editions Centre has been hosted by the School since 1993, publishing authoritative editions of major Australian texts. Our researchers have expertise in most of nineteenth and twentieth-century Australian literature, employing interdisciplinary cultural history and theory, including book history, textual studies and international comparative frames. We offer outstanding resources for higher degree research in these fields.