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CONTENTS

About the Contributors

Foreword

PART I: INTRODUCTION

Chapter One

Conditional assent: Literary value and the value of English as a subject

Tim Dolin, Jo Jones and Patricia Dowsett

Chapter Two

An overview of the ALIAS data and findings

John Yiannakis

Chapter Three

Discipline and subject: Academic literary studies and school English in Australia since 1945

Tim Dolin, Jo Jones and Patricia Dowsett

PART II: HISTORIES

Chapter Four

Framing the Literature curriculum

Ian Reid

Chapter Five

Inscribing culture: The history of prescribed text lists in senior secondary English in NSW, 1945–1964

Jacqueline Manuel and Don Carter

Chapter Six

Provenance and transformation: The history of prescribed text lists in senior secondary English in NSW, 1965–2005

Jacqueline Manuel and Don Carter

Chapter Seven

Literature at school in NSW: Some recent history

Wayne Sawyer

Chapter Eight

Turning around English: Distant reading and rapid subject change from 1980 to 1995

Jo Jones

Chapter Nine

Changing the subject: Text selection and curriculum development in VCE English 1990

Larissa McLean Davies and Brenton Doecke with Prue Gill and Terry Hayes

Chapter Ten

Carnivalesque canons: “Professors” and text selection in secondary English syllabuses in Western Australia, 1945–1975

Patricia Dowsett

PART III: TEXTS, AUTHORS, PERIODS, THEORIES

Chapter Eleven

Shakespeare and the conditions of dissent

Jenny de Reuck

Chapter Twelve

What the Dickens?: Exploring the role of canonical texts in mediating subject English in Australia

Susan K. Martin and Larissa McLean Davies

Chapter Thirteen

Growing up with Tess: Contexts, close reading and theoretical analysis

Tully Barnett, Kate Douglas, Alice Healy-Ingram

Chapter Fourteen

Modernism and modernist criticism in Australian senior secondary English

Tim Dolin

Chapter Fifteen

“One of the worst things you can do to it”: The teaching of Judith Wright’s poetry

Georgina Arnott

Chapter Sixteen

The conditions of assent and ascent: Cloudstreet as classroom classic

Claire Jones

Chapter Seventeen

Literature’s ghosts: Cultural heritage and cultural analysis in subject English

Tim Dolin

Index

Back cover

Required Reading

   by Tim Dolin, Jo Jones and Patricia Dowsett