Critical Matters: Book Reviewing Now

Critical Matters: Book Reviewing Now is a one-day symposium, which will be held on Thursday 9 April 2015.

The first of its kind ever held in Australia, this symposium brings together over 30 book reviewers, editors and academics to discuss the state of literary criticism in the public sphere today.

For more information on the symposium participants and topics click here.

Public Panels: Performance Space, The Wheeler Centre, 176 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, 2pm – 4.30pm.

For more information on the Public Panels click here.

For your free tickets to the Public Panels click here.

To see the full symposium program click here.

For more information about this symposium contact Dr Melinda Harvey.

 

 

 

CFP: Marginal Notes Conference (Friday 23 September 2016)

The Centre for the Book, Monash University, in collaboration with the Centre for the Book, University of Otago and The State Library of Victoria, are hosting:

Marginal Notes: Social Reading and the Literal Margins. A One-Day Conference & Masterclass

 

Keynote Speakers:

Prof. Bill Sherman, Director of Research and Collections, Victoria & Albert Museum, London

Prof. Pat Buckridge, Griffith University, Nathan, Queensland

 

Conference date: Friday 23 September.

Venue: State Library of Victoria, Melbourne

 

There are margins to both traditional print- and paper-based texts as well as virtual texts. Whatever text they surround, encompass, define or limit, margins are the spaces in which ideas are contested and debated. Historically, readers have used the physical margin as a space in which to respond to the voice of the author, and to communicate with other readers. As it has become increasingly easy to add marginal notes to virtual texts, and for readers to share their electronic marginalia with each other, scholars are able to scrutinise marginalia in new ways and to reconstruct social reading practices on an unprecedented scale. While contemporary and historical annotation practices have much in common, and there is much to be learned about historical practices from studies of contemporary marginalia, historical practices raise unique and challenging interpretative issues of their own. And, although a range of recent studies have increased our knowledge concerning the distribution and availability of books, the identity and diversity of readers and annotators, the spread and even the nature of literacy in the early modern and modern periods, there remain significant challenges for scholars encountering marginalia.

This conference will investigate marginalia in texts from the early modern period to the present, with a particular focus on the interpretative challenges posed by marginalia in the literal margin—whether encountered directly, via digital surrogate or in mediated form.

Topics may include:

  • Studies of historical marginalia and annotation
  • Theoretical models and methodological protocols for conceptualising marginalia
  • The reproduction of marginalia in virtual environments
  • The location and use of marginalia via digital surrogate
  • Studies of virtual marginalia that shed light on historical practices
  • Changing or limiting contemporary reader practices in virtual environments
  • Marginal notations as “signs of engagement”
  • The nature and interpretative challenges of pictures, doodles, stains and traces etc.
  • Interpretative issues posed by anonymous vs. celebrity marginalia
  • Particular annotators, or particular annotated texts
  • Marginalia as literary work
  • Commentary as writing, writing as commentary
  • Marginalia as (auto)biographical record or life writing
  • Annotation in combination with inter-leaving and grangerising

It is anticipated that the papers from the conference will form the basis of an edited collection to be published by a quality academic press.

 

Length of papers

Papers will be twenty minutes each (with ten minutes for Q&A).

Please send abstracts of 250–300 words to the convenors by 15 June:

Dr. Patrick Spedding (Patrick.Spedding@monash.edu)

Dr. Paul Tankard (paul.tankard@otago.ac.nz)

 

To allow for delegates to make their travel plans and/or apply for funding in a timely fashion, proposals will be considered and confirmations issued as they come in.

Masterclass: Prof. Bill Sherman will conduct a masterclass at the State Library of Victoria, using items from the Rare Books Collection to demonstrate some of the interpretative challenges that annotated material presents to scholars and librarians. Seating is limited. For further details, or to book a seat, please contact Dr. Patrick Spedding (Monash University): Patrick.Spedding@monash.edu.

 

 

Can a computer write poetry? Centre postgrad Oscar Schwartz presents at TEDxYouth Sydney

 

 

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Earlier this year, Oscar Schwartz presented a TEDx talk on his PhD research exploring the impact of computer-generated poetry on our understanding of poetry and what it means to be human. You can see Oscar’s talk here.

You can test your skills detecting human and computer poetry at Oscar’s bot or not website.

 

Call for Papers: Special Issue of Australian Humanities Review on Book Criticism in Australia

CFP

Australian Humanities Review

Special Issue: Critical Matters

Editors: Melinda Harvey and Patrick Allington

This issue of AHR directs its attention to literary criticism in the public sphere in Australia today. We seek essays that focus on the state of current critical thinking and writing, but also essays that consider the conditions within which that critical thinking and writing takes place.

Some questions we are keen to see addressed include (but is not limited to) the following:

  • Is public book criticism really in crisis, as the pundits say? If so, what are the contributing factors to that crisis? If not, why do crisis narratives persist?
  • Are recent quantitative studies of our book reviewing scene – such as the Stella Count – useful? Are they changing it for the better?
  • What makes good criticism? Do such things as personal reflection, opinion and affect have a place in criticism? Does our critical language have blindspots or limits?
  • What is the relationship between academic literary scholarship and book reviewing? Is the divide between them real or artificial? What can the former learn from the latter, and vice versa?
  • How is the perceived decline of newspapers and the rise of online formats changing the way we do criticism? Should we be optimistic about book criticism’s future?

300 word abstracts due 31 July 2015

Essays of not more than 8000 words due 31 March 2016

Contact:

Patrick Allington patrick.allington@flinders.edu.au

Melinda Harvey melinda.harvey@monash.edu

AHR aims to present new and challenging debates in the humanities to both an academic and a non-academic readership. All essays published in AHR are blind refereed by two academic reviewers. For more information about AHR go to:

http://www.australianhumanitiesreview.org/

 

Critical Matters Full Public Program

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Critical Matters Participants

 

Reading Memoir

 

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Reading Memoir Symposium

Centre for the Book, Monash University

Monday 20 April

9.30am – 2.00pm.

 

This one-day symposium brings together leading scholars from Australia, the UK and Canada to consider current and future ways of researching how readers engage with memoir. Examining memoir through the lens of reader research, print culture research, literary criticism and life writing studies, the symposium considers how readers use memoir, what current trends in memoir publishing tell us about the social and political work of life writing, and the challenges associated with seeking to understand how memoir circulates and is read.

 

Speakers include: Professor Julie Rak (Alberta), Dr Danielle Fuller (Birmingham) and Professor DeNel Rehberg Sedo (Mount Saint Vincent), Dr Beth Driscoll (Melbourne), Associate Professor Kate Douglas (Flinders), and Dr Melinda Harvey (Monash).

 

To register your interest in attending, please email Anna Poletti (Anna.Poletti@monash.edu) by Friday 10 April.

 

Event details:

Venue: Sir Isaac Brown Room

Ground Floor

21 Ancora Way

Monash University, Clayton Campus

 

Critical Matters Public Panels

The two public panels are themed ‘How Should a Critic Be?’ and ‘Making Criticism Matter’ and feature Geordie Williamson, Kerryn Goldsworthy, James Ley, Peter Craven, James Bradley, Delia Falconer, Maria Tumarkin, Peter Rose, Felicity Plunkett, Mireille Juchau, Jo Case and Melinda Harvey.

Date: Thursday 9 April 2015

Venue: Performance Space, The Wheeler Centre

Time: 2pm – 4.30pm

For your free tickets to this event click here.

For more information on the specific topics each participant will speak about click here.

These public panels are brought to you by the Centre for the Book, Monash University and the Melbourne Writers Festival.

 

Poster

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Millicent Weber

About Me

Millicent Weber, PhD Researcher, Centre for the Book
Contact: millicent.weber@monash.edu

I am a current PhD student in the Centre for the Book, under the supervision of Dr Simone Murray and Prof Robin Gerster. My doctoral thesis, Audience in the Spotlight: Investigating Literary Festival Engagement, studies audience experience at literary festivals, and the relationships between literary festivals and the communities in which they are embedded. My research forms part of Dr Murray’s Australian Research Council Discovery project Performing Authorship in the Digital Literary Sphere.

I completed a Bachelor of Arts with First Class Honours at the University of Canberra in 2012. My Honours project, Preserving Manuscript Content in the Digital Age, combined heritage and archival principles with compositional manuscript studies to explore the implications of digital content creation for future archival research. This research was grounded in my professional experience in the Pictures and Manuscripts and Oral History and Folklore teams at the National Library of Australia.

My primary research interests include:

  • Literary sociology
  • Digital literary culture
  • Cultural policy and creative industries
  • Book history
  • Authorial practice
  • Heritage and archival practices

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Murray, S. & M. Weber (2016, upcoming) ‘Live and local: The significance of digital media for writers’ festivals’, Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies 23.1

Weber, M. (2016, upcoming) ‘Retaining traces of composition in digital manuscript collections: A case for institutional proactivity’, Refractory: a Journal of Entertainment Media 27

Weber, M. (2014, December) ‘Conceptualizing Audience Experience at the Literary Festival’, Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies 29.1, available http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10304312.2014.986058

Edited Collections

Lam, C., Rafael, J. & M. Weber (eds) (2016, in press) Credibility and the Incredible: Disassembling the Celebrity Figure, published by interdisciplinary.net press, UK

Conference Papers

Weber (2016, July) ‘Live and Online Literary Culture: Intersections in Reader Engagement’, to be presented at Literature and Technology conference, Sydney, annual conference of AAL (Australasian Association for Literature)

Weber, M. (2015, November) ‘The Literary Festival as Economic and Cultural Project: A Creative Industries Perspective’, presented at Independent Publishing Conference, Melbourne

Weber, M. (2015, July) ‘Literary Festivals and the Digital Revolution’, presented at The Generation and Regeneration of Books conference, Montreal, annual conference of SHARP (Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing)

Weber, M. (2014, September) ‘The Literary Festival as a Cosmopolitan Space’, presented at The View from Above: Cosmopolitan Culture and Its Critics, Melbourne

Weber, M. (2014, July) ‘Encountering the ‘Literary’ Festival: Toward a Conceptual Framework for Audience Experience’, presented at Celebrity and Fandom, Oxford

Weber, M. (2014, June) ‘Retaining Traces of Composition in Digital Manuscript Collections: A Case for Institutional Proactivity’, presented at The Born Digital and Cultural Heritage conference, Melbourne

Teaching

I currently tutor on the undergraduate units ATS1903 Introduction to Literature: Ways of Reading and ATS1904 Literary Genres: Reading the City.

In past years I have lectured on cultural policy and libraries and archives in ATS2442 Print Cultures: Books as Media.

Centre for the Book researchers in the media: May-June 2014

May and June 2014 have been busy months for Centre for the Book researchers, who have been speaking with the media about the current research projects.

In May, Dr Melinda Harvey published a major essay in the Sydney Review of Books on the work of Renata Adler, whose novels have been republished as New York Review of Books Classics.

Dr Simone Murray was on Radio National’s ‘Books and Arts Daily’ in June discussing the rise of online literary criticism.

Also in June, Dr Anna Poletti was interviewed for an article in the Age, leading up to the State Library of Victoria’s zine fair ‘Tonerpalooza’, where she discussed her recent research into zines about suicide.

 

Revealing the Reader: Australian Humanities Review

The Centre for the Book is pleased to announce the publication of a special issue of Australian Humanities Review stemming form the ‘Revealing the Reader’ symposium.

The special issue brings together a number of articles stemming from papers delivered at the conference, and covers a wide range of interests in reading research including cultural studies, book history, literary studies, and creative writing. The specie issue is edited by Centre co-directors Anna Poletti and Patrick Spedding, and Rosalind McFarlane.

 

Special Issue: Revealing the Reader: Table of Contents
Anna Poletti and Patrick Spedding Introduction: Revealing the Reader
Part 1: Reading Histories
Susan K. Martin Tracking Reading in Nineteenth-Century Melbourne Diaries
Amanda Laugesen Journeys in Reading in Wartime: Some Australian Soldiers’ Reading Experiences in the First World War

 

Patrick Spedding Eliza Haywood’s Eighteenth-Century Readers in Pennsylvania and New York
Patrick Spedding Eliza Haywood’s Eighteenth-Century Readers: Appendixes

 

Part 2: Reading Communities
Robert Clarke and Marguerite Nolan Book Clubs and Reconciliation: A Pilot Study on Book Clubs Reading the ‘Fictions of Reconciliation’
Tully Barnett Social Reading: The Kindle’s Social Highlighting Function and Emerging Reading Practices

 

Danielle Fuller and DeNel Rehberg Sedo Reproducing ‘the Wow Factor’?: Negotiating the Values of Reading through One Book, One Community Events
Part 3: Reading Futures
Ali Alizadeh The Subject Supposed to Read: the Case against the E-reader

 

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CWWA Keynote abstracts

Chris Kraus

In July, 1995 the American writer Kathy Acker met media theorist McKenzie Wark while on a reading tour of Australia.  The two spent a few giddy days and a night together in Sydney.  Acker was then 48, Wark was 34.  A 17-day email correspondence, by turns languid and frantic, titled i’m very into you, soon to be published in the US by Chiasmus Press, ensued.  Through close reading of this correspondence, together with Acker’s 1974 collaboration with Alan Sondheim on Blue Tape, Kraus examines the successes and failures of Acker’s project and its implications for writers and artists today.

Time: 6-7pm, Thursday 3 July

 

Lyn Hejinian

The Sneeze: Oversignification in the Zone of Encounter

Certain key characteristics of avant-garde art reflect the turbulent convergence of Romantic and Realist responses to the implacable, as well as transcendent, power of capital. They are, thus, fundamentally political in origin, but they are aesthetic in manner, producing a praxis of affect as well as (or more than) cognition. By moving back and forth between fragments from 19th century and 21st century activism, it is possible to establish a continuum, wherein activist signifying practices produce aesthetic intensifications of political meaning. This keynote paper begins with discussion of the poetry (“couplets”) improvised by an important but secondary figure in Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables. It proposes that the hypersignification at work in Gavroche’s ditties is a feature of tactical importance, also, in some hip hop lyrics and in some of the poetry connected to the Occupy movement. This hypersignification—or oversignification, as it is might be more aptly termed—is, in the context of capitalism, revolutionary. The second half of the paper examines signifying practices in an ongoing anti-epic poem by Occupy activist Sara Larsen, who uses oversignification to signal a rejection of the conditions wherein commodities and commodity production have any significance at all. The resulting ironies have affinities with those that inform certain African-American expressive practices, whereby stasis (and, by implication, the status quo) become conceptually impossible.

Time: 10.45-11.45am, Friday 4 July

 

Alexis Wright

The Swan Book

The Swan Book (2013) is a novel set in the future, about one hundred years from now.  It focuses on questions that I have asked myself, and which I believe are global questions on the mind of millions of people across the world. These questions are about the security of our common future. The Swan Book tells a story of the Indigenous spirit, the global state of human relationships with each other and our ability to govern a changing world, and the impact of changes in the environment. It is also a story about swans and how we have related to these creatures through the ages. In my deep concerns for the future, which I tried to address in this novel, I am always hopeful that the contents of the book might make a small contribution in important forums, debate and thinking about the possibilities of climate change and a changing world in this millennium.

This plenary will begin with a brief introduction by Associate Professor Alison Ravenscroft, who will then discuss The Swan Book with Alexis Wright. Associate Professor Ravenscroft will also lead the audience Q&A with Alexis Wright to follow the reading.

Time: 5.30-6.30pm, Friday 4 July

 

 

Kate Rigby

The Poetics of Decolonisation

This keynote paper begins by returning to the work of a woman writer who is, and is not, our contemporary: namely, the incredibly prescient Judith Wright, and, in particular to her famous poem, addressed to her friend Kath Walker (later Oodgeroo Nunuccal), “Two Dreamtimes.”  Here the speaker, “born of the conquerors” finds common ground with her Aboriginal interlocutor, not only in their shared, if culturally distinct, love for lands given over to destructive forms of exploitation in the interests of commercial gain on the part of a globalized minority, but also in their shared, if racially differentiated, marginality as women writers. Since the early 1970s, when this poem was penned, the position of women in the publishing world has dramatically improved, thanks to the achievements of second-wave feminism: in that sense, quite apart from the fact of her death in the first year of this calamitous new millennium, Wright is no longer our contemporary. As I will argue in this paper, however, some women’s voices are still being marginalized, even though, as in the case of Waanyi author Alexis Wright, their work might be awarded literary prizes. Among such marginalized voices are those of Indigenous women, but also non-Indigenous ecological feminists: and in that sense, Judith Wright’s writing has, if anything, grown in contemporary relevance. My primary concern in this presentation, however, is not with Judith so much as with Alexis Wright (no relative!), whose remarkable prize-winning novel Carpentaria I will be exploring within an anti-colonial ecological feminist frame.

Time: 10.45-11.45am, Saturday 5 July

 

 

Deborah Bird Rose

Recuperative Writing for the Anthropocene 

I think we all sense that the ways of writing that have awakened an environmental consciousness over the past 50 years or so have reached some sort of limit. I would call this the limit of the Anthropocene, but we might equally call it the limit of optimism. If this sense of limit has validity, then it suggests that however we address the big issues of our time, it is important that we not replicate the past. This is difficult in part because of modernity’s emphasis on not replicating the past, leading paradoxically to the proposition that not replicating the past actually replicates the past. In this keynote paper, I seek to recuperate some of the possibilities that may yet be underexplored. My recuperative project is based on the premise, articulated so elegantly by Hannah Arendt, that even in dark times there will be some illumination. Recuperative writing is not aimed toward dialectical opposition or overcoming; rather it trawls the past and the present, searching out forgotten or suppressed stories, opening itself to others, and finding itself drawn into places of unexpected wonder.

Time: 2.15-3.15pm, Saturday 5 July

 

 

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CWWA

 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

Sponsored by the Research in Literary Studies research unit, Centre for the Book, and the Centre for Australian and Postcolonial Writing at Monash University, and the NonFiction Lab at RMIT.

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Thanks to our keynotes, presenters, conference delegates and support staff for making the conference a success!

If you missed the conference, you can view the tweets from the event here. Thanks to Sally Clair for making this document of the event.

CWWA Program

The 5th biennial CWWA conference, ‘Contemporary Women’s Writing and Environments,’ which will be held at the State Library of Victoria 3-5 July 2014, recognises and investigates the importance of environments to women’s writing, and the contribution women’s writing makes to current thinking about environments. Taking an expansive view of ‘environment,’ the conference will unite practitioners and scholars in discussion of the ways in which contemporary women’s writing engages with places, spaces, homes, cities, nature, workplaces, communities, publics, literary spheres and virtual worlds.

The Contemporary Women’s Writing Association was established ‘to act as a forum which promotes and enhances research and the exchange of ideas and information for all who are interested in this dynamic and diverse area of cultural activity.’ Two of the major activities of the Association include the publication of the Oxford Journal Contemporary Women’s Writing, and a biennial International conference. The conference is intended to bring together women writers and scholars in the area of contemporary (1970s onwards) women’s writing to discuss and share ideas, and to promote women’s writing in general.

The conference includes an exciting public program: keynote talks and readings are open to the public. You can purchase a ticket for any keynote talk by clicking on the registration link above. See the times and outlines of their presentations here.

Keynotes

Lyn Hejinian: A founding figure of the Language writing movement in the 1970s, Lyn is one of America’s foremost experimental poets. Her books of poetry include My LifeWriting Is an Aid to MemoryHappilyThe Fatalist andThe Book of a Thousand Eyes. She has also published a collection of essays, The Language of Inquiry. She teaches at the University of California, Berkeley.

 

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Photo Credit: John Kelsey

 

Chris Kraus: cutting-edge LA-based writer of fiction and art criticism, Chris’ books include I Love DickAliens & Anorexia, Torpor, Summer of Hate and Where Art Belongs. She was awarded the Frank Jewett Mather Award for Art Criticism from the College Art Association in 2008. She also founded the Native Agents series for Semiotext(e).

 

 

 

 

Kate Rigby

Kate Rigby: Australia’s first Professor of Environmental Humanities (Monash University), founding member of the Australian Ecological Humanities network and founding president of the Australia-New Zealand  Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment. Kate is a leading Australian theorist of ecopoetics, and is co-editor of Ecocritical Theory: New European Approaches (U of Virginia P 2011).
Deborah Bird RoseDeborah Bird Rose: Environmental Humanities Program (University of New South Wales), is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia, and a founding co-editor of Environmental Humanities. She has worked with Australian Aboriginal people in their claims to land and other decolonising contexts; her current research focuses on multispecies communities in this time of extinctions. Her books include Wild Dog Dreaming: Love and Extinction (2011, University of Virginia Press), the re-released second edition of Country of the Heart: An Indigenous Australian Homeland (2011), the third edition of the prize-winning ethnography Dingo Makes Us Human (2009), Reports from a Wild Country: Ethics for Decolonisation (2004) and Nourishing Terrains: Australian Aboriginal views of Landscape and Wilderness (1996). She the author of the popular blog ‘Life at the Edge of Extinction’(www.deborahbirdrose.com).

 

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© 2013 Vincent L Long

 

Alexis Wright is a member of the Waanyi Nation of the southern highlands of the Gulf of Carpentaria.  Her writings include the novels Plains of Promise (UQP), Carpentaria (Giramondo)The Swan Book (Giramondo), and the non-fiction book Grog War (Magabala). Alexis was also the compiler and editor of Take Power (Jukurrpa Books). Her writings have been translated and published in many countries. She is a Distinguished Research Fellow in the Writing and Society Research Group, University of Western Sydney.

 

 

Alison Ravenscroft is Associate Professor of English at La Trobe University, Melbourne. Her recent book The Postcolonial Eye (Ashgate 2012) begins from the premise that contemporary Indigenous textuality cannot be wholly known within western modes of thought, and that some of their vital political and aesthetic work lies in their powers to unsettle non-Indigenous readers’ assurance in their own powers to see and to know. She is currently working with a team of Indigenous researchers and designers on a new digital knowledges site, the Centre for Indigenous Story, supported by La Trobe University, which will be launched in late 2014.

 

 Keynote abstracts.

The 5th biennial CWWA conference, ‘Contemporary Women’s Writing and Environments’ recognises and investigates the importance of environments to women’s writing, and the contribution women’s writing makes to current thinking about environments. Taking an expansive view of ‘environment’, the conference will unite practitioners and scholars in discussion of the ways in which contemporary women’s writing engages with places, spaces, homes, cities, nature, workplaces, communities, publics, literary spheres and virtual worlds.

 

Please note that all presenters are required to be members of the Contemporary Women’s Writing Association.

 

Contact:

Dr. Jessica Wilkinson

School of Media and Communication

RMIT University

Melbourne, Australia

Email: cwwamelbourne2014[at]gmail.com

 

Conference Venue:

State Library of Victoria

Melbourne CBD

 

Conference Convenors:

Dr Jessica Wilkinson (RMIT University)

Dr Anna Poletti (Monash)

Dr Melinda Harvey (Monash)

Dr Ann Vickery (Deakin University, Melbourne)

Dr Cassandra Atherton (Deakin University, Melbourne)

 

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Future students

For undergraduate, postgraduate coursework and graduate research course information please contact the Faculty of Arts.

For honours course information please contact the School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics.

For general future student information specific to the School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics please visit future students and Higher Degree by Research for future students.

 

 

Undergraduate

Staff associated with the Centre for the Book teach the following subjects, available as part of the Literary Studies and Communications majors:

ATS3442: Print Cultures

ATS3091: Digital Literatures

You can read more about these subjects by searching for them in the University handbook.

 

Honours

Links below refer to the Monash University Handbook and the Monash University Course Finder.

Our school offers honours programs in:

For further course and unit information about honours please contact the School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics.

 

Postgraduate coursework

Staff in the Centre for the Book teach into the following Masters by Coursework programs:

Masters of Publishing and Editing

 

Graduate research

Staff from the Centre for the Book teach into the Literary and Cultural Studies Higher Degrees by Research program.

You can find out more about this program by searching for “Literary and Cultural Studies” in the postgraduate section of the handbook.

Current print culture research projects supervised by staff include:

  • The History of The Phantom Comic Book in Australia, India and Sweden (more info on the project blog).
  • Style matters: The influence of editorial style on the publishing of English.
  • 99 Problems: Exploring Writerly and Regulatory Ontologies across Transmedial Life-Writing.
  • ‘There’s More to a Coffee Table Book than Meets the Eye’: A study of the role of the coffee table book.