Australian University Heads of English (AUHE) is a peak body drawing together English departments at more than 30 universities as well as existing literary associations. We aim to be a forum in which the present and future of literary studies in Australia is discussed and shaped and will address issues such as the relationship between English in secondary and tertiary education, quality assurance in teaching, research funding, enrollments, curriculum as well as pedagogic strategies for teaching literature in English.

The current President is Professor Ann Vickery (Deakin University).

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AUHE Conference ‘The Value of Literature’
December 1, 2022
Melbourne University


AUHE tasks three committees to act as working groups on behalf of the members and the discipline.


AUHE administers the AUHE Prize for Literary Scholarship and the Voss Literary Prize.

Documents and Reports

AUHE publishes and distributes reports and papers about the discipline.

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