Here is a small list of pivotal texts by African American women from the past century.
Including queer texts in the English curriculum has the potential to affect real social change, including in understanding and confronting inequalities.
Children from minority groups rarely see themselves reflected in the books they read. This can negatively impact their sense of identity and their literacy levels.
The Coorong's Indigenous heritage is threatened by off-road vehicles and climate change.
Smee insists that the rich and intense visions of artists such as Cézanne or Chekhov are increasingly lost to us.
Edgar Allen Poe, Sigmund Freud and cognitive scientists have all wrestled with the human tendency to behave in ways that are irrational and self-defeating.
While tourism campaigns often portray the beach as an idyllic, isolated haven, many of our beach stories depict it as a darker, more complex place. Here are ten worth reading.
For centuries, readers have written in the margins of their books to indicate admiration, disagreement or inspiration. Plath was no different.
After Shakespeare and Laozi, Kahlil Gibran is the highest selling poet ever, largely thanks to The Prophet, a set of 26 prose poems.
In a time when women were expected to be silent, no topic was off limits for Pulter, who penned verses about politics, science and loss. Her manuscript was just published in a free digital archive.
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott is an enduring classic for girls, soon to be a major Hollywood film. Yet many of the book's themes and morals were imposed by the author's father.
As we enter the age of the Anthropocene, there is a growing recognition of different kinds of 'un-real' storytelling.
Our love affair with the chair has horrible consequences.
Have you ever read a novel in the second person? You probably found it strange.
Everyone has a favourite novel that hasn't made it to the screen. Here's why.
The University of Queensland Press has a peerless record of discovering, nurturing and supporting Australian writers. A new anthology is a cross-section of many of their writings.
Science fiction has been around for centuries.
Not all heirs and executors take the same view when it comes to publishing posthumous work.
With The Dying Trade, Peter Corris introduced Australia to one of its most successful crime heroes, Cliff Hardy.
We talk excitedly about meeting someone with whom we 'click' or 'really hit it off.' So why do so many of us hesitate to call it love?