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Responding to Stephanie Guest's article on the dearth of teaching of Australian Literature at the University of Melbourne, Barbara Creed, head of the university's School of Culture and Communication, argues that the university 'offers a diverse range of subjects on Australian writing, from colonial to contemporary times'.
Kevin Brophy responds to Stephanie Guest's article on the dearth of Australian Literature teaching at the University of Melbourne. Brophy notes that it is important to recognise that 'Australian literature in an Arts degree is not confined to English programs. It is pervasive, for instance, in one of the newer disciplines in the humanities, Creative Writing'.
Stephanie Guest follows up her article on the dearth of Australian Literature teaching at the University of Melbourne with an enhancement of her argument. Guest quotes Vincent Buckley's 1959 criticism 'Towards an Australian Literature' in arguing for a distinct 'critical engagement with ... Australian writing'.