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Kay Perry is a teacher and examiner with decades of experience in the teaching of Literature and English at tertiary and senior secondary levels. She is the author of several study guides and is yet to respond to the advice to “put down that book and go outside”.
I was born in Melbourne in a small local hospital which, so sadly for posterity, no longer exists.
Apart from a misguided but necessary stint as a telemarketer, I have always worked in the field of education and research.
I am attracted to the idea – expressed by Wittgenstein – that “the limits of my language are the limits of my world”. I believe that, as we increase the depth of our engagement with language, we increase our potential to expand the boundaries of the worlds which we inhabit.
My works have been published by educational and institutional publishers such as NEAP and CAE. They have also appeared in journals and magazines such as Mattoid, Space, The Journal of the Jane Austen Society, Melbourne and The Rationalist.
To quote Drew Faust, first female president of Harvard:
“Higher learning can offer individuals and societies a depth and breadth of vision absent from the inevitably myopic present. Human beings need meaning, understanding, and perspective as well as jobs. The question should not be whether we can afford to believe in such purposes in these times, but whether we can afford not to”. I am passionate about education considered in this light.
Numerous study guides to texts such as:
Text notes on authors such as: