Most members of the English, Creative Writing, and Australian Studies staff are engaged in research and the publication of books, editions and articles on their subject. To see staff specialisation and interests please go to the English, Creative Writing, and Australian Studies staff web page.

There are currently almost fifty students working for a higher degree in English, Creative Writing, and Australian Studies. Click here for information on postgraduate studies


AustLit: Australian Literature Gateway is a non-profit collaboration between eight Australian Universities, of which Flinders University is one, and the National Library of Australia. It provides authoritative information on hundreds of thousands of creative and critical Australian literature works relating to more than 67 000 Australian authors and literary organisations. Its coverage spans 1780 to the present day.

AustLit indexes and describes Australian literature published in a range of print and electronic sources. It also makes available selected critical articles and creative writing in full text. Researchers, Bibliographers and Librarians, working around the country, gather information about Australian writers and writing, providing authoritative information on and facilitating access to Australian literature.

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Flinders Institute for Research in the Humanities

The Flinders Humanities Research Centre for Cultural Heritage and Cultural Exchange aims to bring together researchers at Flinders who are working in the humanities in areas broadly related to the study of culture and cultural activity. The title identifies a distinctive element in Flinders' approach to this area of cultural activity, in that we seek to integrate the study of cultural heritage - the artefacts, texts, documents and other records of past and continuing cultural practice - with the study of the processes and media by which ideas, technologies and cultural practices are exchanged.

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Transnational Literature

A  freely accessible, fully refereed international e-journal published twice a year by Flinders Institute for Research in the Humanities, Flinders University.

The journal maintains a focus on new literatures in English, but has expanded its portfolio to consider all literatures that deal with cross-cultural contact and interaction.

Transnational Literature was previously published under the name Quodlibet.

Writers in Conversation

Writers in Conversation is an international online open-access literary journal specialising in well-researched, in-depth interviews with writers in all literary genres (including criticism), concentrating on their work, their ideas and related matters, published jointly by Flinders University and the University of Central Lancashire.