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Adaptations are a learned skill – can Australian cinema do it successfully? The Dressmaker/Universal Pictures

Do film adaptations boost Australian movies at the box office?

With the success of films like The Dressmaker, book adaptations are giving a much needed boost to the Australian box office. So why are there so few? And why isn't adaption a compulsory part of screen studies?
What could be better than browsing in a bookstore? Snipergirl/flickr

All hail the bookshop: survivor against the odds

Five years ago, the death knell was sounded for the bookshop. But the paper book, which offers hours of deliciously deep, screen-free reading, has not gone the way of Kodachrome. In fact, bookstores are staging a minor comeback.
The global South has more in common than just proximity – our cultural heritage links our literature. Chris Goldberg

Reading three great southern lands: from the outback to the pampa and the karoo

Seasons, stars, settler colonialism: the nations of the south – Australia, Argentina and South Africa – have much in common. And the 2003 Nobel laureate for literature, JM Coetzee, is helping reframe Australian writing within this southern context.
Jane Eyre has been retold over and over again, but remains eternally relevant. Jane Eyre (2011), Focus Features

Why Charlotte Brontë still speaks to us – 200 years after her birth

Charlotte Brontë's heroines - most famously Jane Eyre - struggle with psychologically complex questions. And unlike Jane Austen's female protagonists, they prize self knowledge and self expression over conventional moralism.
The common grey silverfish, Ctenolepisma longicaudata, in Sydney. Graeme Smith

Hidden housemates: book-loving silverfish

Silverfish have disappeared from our homes as book-bindings - their favourite food - have improved.

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