There have recently been some exciting research grants awarded to Westerly Centre staff and members.
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 project will trace the formation of the Western Australian wheatbelt through the creative writing of those who have lived in this region.
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
ARC LIEF LE110100198 'Digital Humanities practice in Australian literary studies: data development, structural enhancement and open access innovation - AustLit phase 4' (2011, $600,000).
UWA-UQ Bilateral Research Collaboration Award, 'Australian Literary Futures', (2011, $20,000).