About us

Welcome to the School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics.

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.

Our students and staff study language, literature, culture and linguistics in English, in classical and modern European languages and Australian Indigenous languages.

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 internationally-acclaimed Humanities Research Centre and Australian National Dictionary Centre, the Centre for Classical Studies, the Centre for Research on Language Change, and the ARC Centre of Excellence in the Dynamics of Language.

Our success is recognised in the 2016 QS World University Rankings, where ANU is ranked #12 in the world (and top in Australia) in Arts and Humanities. 2016 world rankings for disciplines offered by the school are: #12 for history (including Ancient History), #22 for English Lanugage and Literature, #26 for Modern Languages and #32 for Linguistics. These scores recognise the high standard of research and teaching, and the diversity of areas covered within these fields.

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