Westerly Centre

Research

There have recently been some exciting research grants awarded to Westerly Centre staff and members.

  1. Australian Literature After Mabo
  2. The wheatbelt: a literary history 
  3. Monumental Shakespeares
  4. Digital Humanities practice in Australian literary studies
  5. Australian Literary Futures

Australian Literature After Mabo

Professor Kieran Dolin received an ARC Discovery Projects grant, with funding for $152,988 over three years, for his project, 'Australian Literature After Mabo.'

The project will explore the ways in which the literary exploration of belonging or exile is influenced by concepts from the law, especially ideas of property.

The wheatbelt: a literary history

Associate Professor Tony Hughes-d'Aeth received an ARC Discovery Projects grant, with funding for $130, 000 over three years, for his project, 'The wheatbelt: a literary history.'

The project will trace the formation of the Western Australian wheatbelt through the creative writing of those who have lived in this region.

Monumental Shakespeares

Winthrop Professor Philip Mead received an ARC Discovery Projects grant, with funding for $214, 000 over three years, for 'Monumental Shakespeares: a transcultural investigation of commemoration in 20th-century Australia and England.'

This collaborative research project is co-ordinated by the Chair of Australian Literature at UWA in collaboration with Gordon McMullan from King’s College London

Digital Humanities practice in Australian literary studies

ARC LIEF LE110100198 'Digital Humanities practice in Australian literary studies: data development, structural enhancement and open access innovation - AustLit phase 4' (2011, $600,000).

Australian Literary Futures

UWA-UQ Bilateral Research Collaboration Award, 'Australian Literary Futures', (2011, $20,000).

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