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English studies in Australian tradition

McLaren, John (1978) English studies in Australian tradition. UNSPECIFIED. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The paper focuses on the study of English literature and the question whether literature studies should be central to the curriculum of modern education. The author theorises there are attempts to make the literature the object rather than the subject of study, to use literature in order to derive further meanings rather than to question what it has to say for itself. The results of this approach, whether in the form of linguistics or of structuralism in its many varieties are of great value to the study of literature, but the method itself can lead us away from literature as such.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: English literature, English studies, literary studies, Australia, education, curriculum, humanities, MCLAREN-BOXB5-DOC1
Subjects: FOR Classification > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy
FOR Classification > 2005 Literary Studies
Collections > McLaren Papers
Depositing User: VU Library
Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2011 00:09
Last Modified: 24 May 2013 04:12
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/17140
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