There is a struggle for survival going on at universities but we’ve been drawing battle lines in all the wrong places

When news broke about the University of Sydney’s decision not to fund a replacement for the retiring chair of Australian literature, it caused outrage – and rightfully so. But this battle is about more than just this one academic position, and it seems to me as if the battle lines have been drawn in the wrong places.

The division between Australian literature “inside” and “outside” the academy – a division we’ve seen raised in recent media coverage of this issue – is a false one. It doesn’t exist.

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Posted by:Ryan Thomas Williams

I have been blogging about education policy, technology and research in various formats since 2014. As part of my PhD journey which focuses on social media in education, I have created an Education Technology blog. My aim is that IIT Education can share the latest EdTech news whilst providing a platform to discuss my research.