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  1. 15 March 2020 - Humanities

    Kangaroo hunting in colonial Australia

    A new book by University of Melbourne experts explores the kangaroo as a quarry, a resource and a conflict between settlers and Australia’s Aboriginal people.

  2. 5 March 2020 - Humanities

    Has Hollywood run out of original ideas?

    With a slew of movie remakes due out of Hollywood this year, a new book by a University of Melbourne expert answers the big question: what justifies a remake?

  3. 16 February 2020 - Education

    The enduring ‘cultural cringe’ about teaching Australian literature

    Australian literature has often been ignored in the classroom, but a new University of Melbourne project helps teachers share these diverse books with students.

  4. 13 May 2019 - Humanities

    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.

  5. Podcast7 November 2018 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    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.

  6. 21 May 2018 - Humanities

    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.

  7. 17 September 2017 - Humanities

    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.

  8. 3 February 2017 - Humanities

    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.

  9. 13 October 2016 - Learning & Teaching

    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?

  10. Podcast8 September 2016 - The Policy Shop

    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?