Australian Literary Criticism: Future Directions


Paper first presented at the Conference of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature (ASAL) in July 2000 in Hobart. It is concerned with “the future of literature and literary criticism in the university, and in particular with the criticism of Australian literature” and argues that “there are three urgent issues currently facing Australian literary criticism: finding a place for the teaching of literature … in the academy; finding the appropriate audience for that teaching; and finding a voice in which to articulate a critical scrutiny of that literature” (88).

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Published 1 May 2001 in Volume 20 No. 1. Subjects: Australian literary criticism, Australian literature - Study & teaching - Universities, Critical theories & approaches, Literary criticism.

Cite as: Hassall, Anthony J.. ‘Australian Literary Criticism: Future Directions.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 20, no. 1, 2001, doi: 10.20314/als.f57929779e.