Welcome to Centre for the Book research unit
We are the only research institution of our kind in Australasia, and are widely regarded as an epicentre of print culture research.
Our research charts book history and print culture in their many forms, both historical and contemporary. We research the content of books and the materiality of books themselves – both old and new.
From blooks (blogs that become books) to twitter novellas, the Kindle and iPad, we examine the way print fits into the landscape of modern media and contributes vitally to cultural life.
- The Fifth Biennial International Conference of the Contemporary Women’s Writing Association CONTEMPORARY WOMEN’S WRITING AND ENVIRONMENTS Hosted by RMIT, Monash and Deakin Universities, Melbourne, Australia 3-5 July 2014 **Final Extended Deadline for Papers: 31 December 2013** Sponsored by the Research in Literary Studies research unit, Centre for the Book, and the Centre for Australian and Postcolonial Writing at Monash University. **Attention Postgraduate and Early ... Read more
- The Monash University Prize for Poetry was established in 1963 and is an important part of the tradition of promoting literary creativity at Monash University. Previous winners include prominent Australian poets such as John A. Scott and Laurie Duggan. Eligibility The prize is open to all current Monash University Undergraduate students and is awarded on the ... Read more
- A collection of poems inspired by observations on different cultures and political philosophies by a Monash University academic has been shortlisted for the 2012 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards. The collection, Ashes in the Air, by Dr Ali Alizadeh from the School of English, Communications and Performance Studies, deals with matters such as injustice and political violence, history ... Read more
- Recent developments in the history of the book demonstrate that an interest in the material history of print culture inevitably leads us to the question of readers. How well can we understand the past, present and future of print culture without examining the uses to which it is put by its audience? Revealing The Reader will bring ... Read more