Farewell to a poet and champion of new literatures

Dr Syd Harrex – poet, pioneer in international literary studies and one of Flinders University’s original academic cohort – has died at the age of 79.

Tasmanian born and educated, Dr Harrex joined the newly established Department of English at Flinders as a foundation lecturer in 1966. In 1977, he founded the Centre for Research in New Literatures in English (CRNLE) to promote research into the English language literatures of India, Africa, the Caribbean, Canada, Malaysia, Singapore and Australasia. Read more.


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