Item F3236 - Papers, 1979-1982

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Papers, 1979-1982


  • 1979-1982. (Creation)

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21 items ; 30 cm. and smaller.

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Alan Lawson is Emeritus Professor at the School of Communication and Arts at the University of Queensland where he previously held positions including Dean of Postgraduate Students and Director of the Graduate School and Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research and International). As a literary scholar, he has written on Patrick White, Barbara Baynton and Henry Lawson and was a major proponent of Australian Literature as a field of study in the 1970s, where he worked with Laurie Hergenhan to introduce courses on different genres of Australian fiction.

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Contents includes:
Two journal issues;
Points for discussion and historical background for the Brisbane seminar on the National Plan for the Promotion of Australian Literature (1986);
Letters from Thomas Shapcott, Manning Clark, Geoffrey Dutton, letter and postcard from Archie Weller;
Postcard from Peter Porter;
Letter and copy of a paper delivered by Barry Oakley on Patrick White "White on green: fruit and vegetable symbolism in the Solid Mandala" delivered at the Association for the Study of Australian Literature Conference, Canberra, 14-18 May 1979;
Letter and postcard from Barbara Hanrahan and the transcript of an interview with her by Julie Mott 28.8.80;
Letter from Julie Mott giving permission to Alrene Sykes to publish the interview with Barbara Hanrahan in Australian Literary Studies;
Correspondence between Alan Lawson and various Australian authors;
Theatre programs and miscellaneous other papers.

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  • English

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Migrated from LMS: April 2019, P.A.




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