Robert White

Robert White

Robert White in 2018 was Senior Visiting Research Fellow at Magdalen College, Oxford, and is now Emeritus Professor of English Literature at The University of Western Australia.

Robert White reviews 'Samuel Taylor Coleridge' by William Christie

February 2007, no. 288 01 February 2007
Robert White reviews 'Samuel Taylor Coleridge' by William Christie
What is a ‘literary life’? The phrase is invitingly open. Some writers seem to live their lives with a studied circumspection, as if creating a work of art. Everything is crafted to present only what the writer wishes to reveal, exactly as in creating a literary work. Oscar Wilde and Jack Kerouac may seem odd bedfellows, except in this one regard. Oscar’s bon mots and flamboyantly witty soci ... (read more)

'Buildings or books ‒ what makes a university?' by Robert White

Book Talk 21 November 2019
'Buildings or books ‒ what makes a university?' by Robert White
Word gets around quickly. Within a week of the University of Western Australia announcing the closure of UWA Publishing after eighty-five years, and the peremptory sacking of its staff, a petition had gathered almost 10,000 signatures. This is nothing new. Proposals to close UWAP in 1973, 1990, and 1996 were soundly defeated, after being robustly debated at UWA’s Academic Board, Convocation (alu ... (read more)