This project is funded by an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship, from 2018 to 2022.
Literary scholars are challenged to explain the value of reading, researching and teaching literature, particularly in institutional and policy contexts where vocational skills and economic outcomes are emphasised. At the same time, literature remains a powerful and significant cultural form, and new media sites for its discussion are exploding. Given the apparently widening gap between the academic study of literary texts and popular forms of reading, scholars of literature must find ways both to study this gap and to close it.
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