Hergenhan, Laurie

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Hergenhan, Laurie

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  • Hergenhan, L. T., 1931-2019
  • Hergenhan, Laurence Thomas, 1931-2019

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Laurie Hergenhan was appointed Reader in the Department of English at the University of Queensland in 1971. He made a major contribution in the research and teaching of Australian literature. He was founding Director of the Australian Studies Centre, University of Queensland, 1979-1982; foundation editor of Australian Literary Studies; and has written widely on Australian literature. In 1992 he received the A.A. Phillips Award for his contribution to the study of Australian literature; in 1993 he became a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities; in 1994 he became an Officer of the Order of Australia; in 1995 he was made an Emeritus Professor. He retired from the University of Queensland in 1993. He died on 21 July 2019.


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US DLC n 85350835

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Revised, Linda Justo, 15-May-2020




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