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Australian Literary Studies – A Birthright

Last week, in response to a diminishing presence of Australian authors in literary curriculum in Australia, a roundtable was hosted by The Australia Council of the Arts to further examine this issue.  Following the path set by last year’s History Summit which determined it was the right of young Australians to learn of the country’s past as recorded by historians, it was deemed their right to see that history through the imaginations of authors.

Lack of study of Australian literature in that country is also seen as a contributor to the demise of “cultural memory” and as a detriment to up-and-coming Australian authors.

Read more on the blog at The Australian.

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