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Reading English

Journal Article


Abstract


  • This his special double issue of Australian Literary Studies has two aims: to

    mark the fiftieth year of publication of the journal, as a resource for

    scholars of Australian literature; and to provide a kind of 'snapshot'

    - or collection of snapshots - of the discipline of English at universities in

    the Australasian region. Busy trying to understand how literary narratives

    might be read, and how to teach the reading of literature, academics have

    spent litde time writing about the ways in which university and policy

    environments encourage or limit the discipline, even if discussing these at

    length informally. Part of the disciplinary ecology shaped by institutional

    conditions is the journal, a place for the promulgation of scholarship. Laurie

    Hergenhan's memoir of editing Australian Literary Studies for the first forty

    years sets out the history of the journal, including the crucial role played by

    James McAuley and A.D. Hope, as well as the material conditions of funding

    and production.

Authors


  •   Dale, Leigh (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Dale, L. (2013). Reading English. Australian Literary Studies, 28 (1-2), 1-14.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84897948357

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/1934

Number Of Pages


  • 13

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 14

Volume


  • 28

Issue


  • 1-2

Place Of Publication


  • Australia

Abstract


  • This his special double issue of Australian Literary Studies has two aims: to

    mark the fiftieth year of publication of the journal, as a resource for

    scholars of Australian literature; and to provide a kind of 'snapshot'

    - or collection of snapshots - of the discipline of English at universities in

    the Australasian region. Busy trying to understand how literary narratives

    might be read, and how to teach the reading of literature, academics have

    spent litde time writing about the ways in which university and policy

    environments encourage or limit the discipline, even if discussing these at

    length informally. Part of the disciplinary ecology shaped by institutional

    conditions is the journal, a place for the promulgation of scholarship. Laurie

    Hergenhan's memoir of editing Australian Literary Studies for the first forty

    years sets out the history of the journal, including the crucial role played by

    James McAuley and A.D. Hope, as well as the material conditions of funding

    and production.

Authors


  •   Dale, Leigh (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Dale, L. (2013). Reading English. Australian Literary Studies, 28 (1-2), 1-14.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84897948357

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/1934

Number Of Pages


  • 13

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 14

Volume


  • 28

Issue


  • 1-2

Place Of Publication


  • Australia