Literature Board, Australia Council
I would like to begin by proclaiming my ignorance. I am no expert in any aspect of postmodrnism or any of its labyrinthine and elusive theories. During my time spent teaching poetry at the University of Technology, Sydney, I was even more reluctant than the most conservative of my students to throw myself into the broiling ocean of Theory. It was a matter of honour to stick to my elitist guns and always refer to 'books' rather than 'texts'. An aggressive dinosaur, as well as classroom fascist, I insisted that my students read Shakespeare as well as compulsory Derrida.
Dorothy Porter, Literature Board, Australia Council
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