English and Screen Studies at ANU encompasses the study of English literature (American literatures; Australian literatures; British and Irish literatures; world literatures; drama; literary and cultural theory) and Screen Studies (film and television studies; media studies; digital and computational literary studies). Within these fields, we offer a wide range of subjects to study including fiction, film, poetry, drama, new media, and creative writing.
English and Screen Studies at ANU draws upon written and visual texts from all stages of history and all parts of the English-speaking world and also celebrates the communicative traditions of our First Nations people by embedding Indigenous texts and knowledges into our teaching and learning.
Screen Studies explores the rich history of moving pictures and their transformation into today's rapidly changing screen cultures- from silent films to streaming services. Screens mediate our daily lives and our understanding of the world past and present. Screen Studies prompts students to examine how screen media create meaning, how they allow us to cross borders, and explore ideas of culture, gender, language, and national identity in the context of globalisation.
Our teaching is constantly evolving and engaged with current events and cutting-edge research in the discipline. We lead centres for our research that are defining the Australian landscape of literary studies, including the Centre for Early Modern Studies and the Centre for Australian Literary Cultures.
In addition to examining the work of others, students are encouraged to produce their own critical and creative works, based on the inspiration they draw from the works they study, and the advice offered by the experienced and passionate lecturers in the program.
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