Zanuckville: Australia’s strangest suburb?
In the 1950s, the Hollywood Western came to Australia; a University of Melbourne expert says the cast and crew were put up in ‘Zanuckville' near Port Augusta.
I guess she won’t be writing the memoir
Defamation laws are having a chilling effect on non-fiction books, making it hard to get behind the scenes of big stories, says University of Melbourne expert.
Measuring diversity in Australian publishing
Diversity within the Australian publishing industry is good for the books and authors we read, so University of Melbourne researchers are going to measure it.
A new book by a University of Melbourne expert weaves together the past, present and future of Timor-Leste – an island divided by colonialism and conflict.
How literature helps us interpret the human face
New University of Melbourne research looks at how the human face and our emotions are represented in literary texts from the medieval to the contemporary eras.
Shakespeare and lost plays
A new book by a University of Melbourne researcher explores the hundreds of lost plays known to Shakespeare’s original audiences and their value to modern drama
Rescuing Australia’s lost literary treasures
A new University of Melbourne project is digitising some of Australia’s most important lost books and getting them into libraries for authors and readers alike.
The rise of the microgenre
Digital publishing has led to the rise of niche microgenres in books and, according to University of Melbourne research, it’s changing our literary landscape.
Language for living
In this episode of the University of Melbourne's Eavesdrop on Experts podcast, poet David Mason discusses why the artform is so important.
Christos Tsiolkas on Patrick White
Author and University of Melbourne alumnus Christos Tsiolkas discusses his love affair with Patrick White's books; part of the Writers on Writers series.