The Writing and Literature group at Deakin University is made up of 27 academics: literary critics, poets, novelists, memoirists, essayists, and other wordsmiths who share a passion for the creative powers of language, with a critical edge.

Spanning the discipline areas of literary studies, creative writing, children’s and YA literature, and gender and sexuality studies, the group includes prize-winning writers and scholars working across a wide range of fields – from poetry to non-fiction, performance, philosophy, ecocriticism, place-making, digital media, anthropology, cultural theory, literature and the sacred, Australian writing, feminism, creative practice, and cross-disciplinary artforms.

Through original research, teaching and publishing, our staff work to explore and champion the role of writing and literature in society, and offer new creative and critical responses to our changing world.

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