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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Area of Study

Managing facultyFaculty of Arts
Offered bySchool of English, Communications and Performance Studies
School of Humanities, Communications and Social Sciences
Campus(es)Clayton, Gippsland


The Centre for Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies has an international reputation for its postgraduate research training and graduate education.

Particular research strengths in comparative literature include European, Asian and Latin American literature; romanticism, modernism and postmodernism; literature and philosophy; and comparative literary theory.

Research strengths in cultural studies include postcolonial culture; genre studies; graphic novels; New Hollywood; Japanese popular culture; science fiction; and cyber culture. Cultural studies at Monash seek to problematise the binary oppositions between high and low culture and make use of a broad range of theoretical perspectives.


Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Research)

Offered by the School of English, Communications and Performance Studies

Students complete two core units (24 points) and two elective units (24 points) from the following list.

Core units

  • APG4722 Critical theory research project part 1
  • APG4723 Critical theory research project part 2

Elective units

Coursework units and the research project thesis topic are chosen in consultation with the comparative literature and cultural studies postgraduate coordinator.

Course coordinator

Professor Andrew Milner

Further courses

For a list of units studied or course outlines, refer to the relevant courses.

Relevant Courses

  • 3937 Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Research)
  • 2695 Master of Arts*
  • 0020 Doctor of Philosophy*

* By research.