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Studying English gives you the keys to understanding the power that literature has to shape identity, culture and society. Analysing texts from a wide variety of times and places, you will become expert at interpreting the ways in which literary language continues to influence our world. You will also become articulate in expressing your insights in a range of written, digital and oral forms. Students of English master the ethical and social impacts of literary language and this will allow you both to think deeply and critically about the world and to better influence your place in it.



139.109 Prize-Winning Fiction
139.123 Creative Writing
139.139 Introduction to English Studies
139.142 Imaginary Worlds: Science Fiction and Fantasy

139.202 Romantic Writing: Self and Nature
139.209 Speaking: Theory and Practice
139.229 Writing Poetry
139.239 Literary Landmarks: Words that Changed the World
139.244 Writing for the Public
139.253 American Literature
139.255 Critical Periods in Aotearoa New Zealand Literature
139.270 Young Adult Fiction

139.301 Shakespeare's Worlds
139.305 20th Century Literature
139.307 Territory, Modernity, and Victorian Literature
139.352 Postcolonial Literature
139.362 Oceanic Literatures
139.376 Sexual/Textual Politics


139.703 Critical and Creative Research
139.724 Literary Revolutions
139.750 Contemporary New Zealand Writers
139.758 Postcolonial Theory and Writing
139.765 New Directions in Creative Writing

For thesis options see Master of Arts (English) and PhD.

Staff and contact

For enquiries please contact the programme coordinator, Dr Erin Mercer.

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