Gain expertise in a specialised area of language, literature and culture
Pursue an advanced research project in English literary studies, philosophy, communications, or applied linguistics, and expand our understanding of the cultural and social forces that shape and steer the world today.
Why undertake a PhD in Language, Literature and Culture
A PhD gained in an area of Language, Literature and Culture at Flinders provides a wide range of skills valued in all types of organisations and careers. It will enhance your creative practice, analytical and communication skills, provide you with skills to quickly learn new concepts and adapt to change, and enhance your time management, organisation and resilience skills.
A PhD is a stepping stone to a career as a professional researcher in the public sector, think tanks, charities, universities, and private corporations. Individuals with PhDs in languages, literature and culture are highly sought after for various professions in public and private organisations and have found roles in writing, the law, public service, consulting, advising, teaching and publishing.
Flinders Language, Literature and Culture academic staff are recognised as leaders in their fields both in Australia and globally. Our academic supervisors draw on their extensive knowledge and exciting research covering topics related to Gothic and Romantic literature, graphic texts, Continental philosophy and English as a global language.
|Dr Kylie Cardell
||Life writing narrative across various media, diary studies, humour and autobiography, new media and self-representation, creative nonfiction, literary/cultural theory, graphic texts, journalism, war narrative (nonfiction), feminist literature/memoir|
|Dr Tom Cochrane||Philosophy of mind/psychology (particularly emotions, mental disorders, well-being), aesthetics/philosophy of art, metaphysics, ethics|
|Professor Kate Douglas||Life writing or auto/biography studies, studies in childhood and youth, trauma studies, memory studies, contemporary literatures of social justice, travel writing, and pedagogies of reading|
|Dr Jeffrey Gil||English as a global language, English as a second/foreign language (ESL/EFL), the global use and status of Chinese, soft power and Confucius Institutes|
|Dr Eric Parisot||18th-century and Romantic literature, the Gothic, literature and death, the history of emotions|
|Professor Robert Phiddian||17th and 18th century literature, contemporary Australian political cartoons, and theories of satire, parody, and irony|
|Dr Erin Sebo||Anglo-Saxon poetry, Beowulf, wisdom literature, orality, influence and intertextuality, the history of emotion, gender and the heroic ethos|
|Associate Professor Craig Taylor||Ethics, philosophy and literature, Wittgenstein and applied ethics|
While both completing a Life Writing PhD at Flinders, Edith Hill and Marina Deller reflect on how their friendship has supported their research.
A middle-aged women herself, HDR student Rebecca Carpenter-Mews is researching exactly how older women are depicted in contemporary fiction as part of her English literature PhD.
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