The AustLit supported project Teaching Aust. Lit. (TAL) collects information about the teaching of Australian literary texts and the contexts in which they are taught at universities and tertiary institutions around Australia and internationally.
This data is stored in the AustLit database and is linked to from the work and author records.
TAL is useful for discovering:
– how, where, and in what context, a particular text is taught
– what degree or course the text is a part of
– which Australian texts are taught with non-Australian texts in thematically driven courses, such as nineteenth century women's writing, popular fictions, eco-criticism, etc.
The Teaching Aust. Lit. Project arose from an ALTC-(now OLT) funded project (2008-2009) to explore the state of Australian literature teaching at universities around Australia. A survey of teaching practice, student experience, and contextual information was undertaken and the Teaching Australian Literature Survey report was published.
The TAL project is intended to be a long term data gathering exercise to allow us to see the shifts and changes in teaching over time.
Please help by letting us know about the Australian texts you teach or have been taught at university.