VCE English and EAL, English Language, and Literature guide - units 3 & 4

Guide to research and literary criticism of current texts used in VCE English and English as an Additional Language (EAL), English Language, and Literature

VCE Literature - Short stories

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Dance of the Happy Shades by Alice Munro

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In print critiques

  • Bloom, Harold. Alice Munro  New York, NY: Bloom’s Literary Criticism, 2009.




Further resources

Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang

Reviews & analysis



Smart Ovens of Lonely People by Elizabeth Tan

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Reviews & analysis

  • Bennett, Lisa (June–July 2020, no. 422) Review Australian Book Review
  • Tan, Cher (June 29, 2020) Uncanny valleys Sydney Review of Books
  • Identity is Cruel Australian Humanities Review
    • broad discussion includes this collection
  • Saturday Paper review  27 June - 3 July 2020