Cultural Cringe in Academe: Studying Literature in the 1940s


Deirdre Moore discusses her experience studying literature at the University of Sydney during the 1940s, placing this narrative in the context of larger cultural shifts, developments in literary studies, and the changing reception of Australian literature in tertiary institutions.

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Published 1 May 2005 in Volume 22 No. 1. Subjects: Australian literature - Study & teaching - Universities, Cultural cringe, Memories.

Cite as: Moore, Deirdre. ‘Cultural Cringe in Academe: Studying Literature in the 1940s.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 22, no. 1, 2005, doi: 10.20314/als.19fd71a494.