Miranda Devine

Politics and the English Language: an Introduction to Professor Barry Spurr

2017-04-20T14:28:21+10:00October 4th, 2016|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Professor Barry Spurr was a member of the academic staff of the Department of English in the University of Sydney for 40 years and was Australia’s first Professor of Poetry. Spurr touched off a bitter debate by denouncing the modern school curriculum for English studies. Miranda Devine, commentator and columnist for The Daily Telegraph and [...]

Older And Wiser – Remembering Frank Devine

2017-05-12T12:33:22+10:00April 26th, 2010|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Growing old is an aspect of human experience only thinly covered in literature. Frank Devine was a columnist and long-time newspaper man for News Limited. When Frank reached 70, he decided to write all about it – about being home alone when his wife was hospitalised, on being a grandparent, long-term marriage and so on. [...]