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.
Life on the edge of the Great Sandy Desert
University of Melbourne poet and author Kevin Brophy reflects on a year living on the edge of the Great Sandy Desert, in the small town of Mulan.
Why Shakespeare would approve of the Pop-Up Globe
As Melbourne hosts a world-first replica pop-up of Shakespeare's second Globe theatre; a University of Melbourne expert explains why the Bard would approve.
10 great books you should read in 2017
Looking for something new to read? Let the University of Melbourne's experts guide you through some classics you might not have discovered yet.
Rewriting the book on literature teaching
As the literary landscape evolves, so does how literature is taught in schools. How are our new teachers coping with the challenge?
How can literature influence public policy?
Has literature failed to elicit empathy for our fellow human beings? And are we asking too much of literature in an age of 140 characters or less?
To be or not to be ... original
There are thousands of words, meanings and quotes attributed to William Shakespeare, but the Bard didn’t necessarily invent them all.
Seven Shakespeare movies you cannot miss
Seven film adaptations of Shakespeare's plays that stand out because they are both entertaining and deepen our understanding of the Bard's works.
Bardcore: Why Shakespeare went X-rated
Titus Andronicus was the American Psycho of its day, a bloody, nightmarish vision of a play – but it also showed Shakespeare's versatility as a playwright.