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Peter Montgomery wrote:
> Just a footnote to this,
> Spurr's book is an enhanced version ofthe Doctoral thesis he did under 
> Helen Gardener.

Hmmm.  Note the last sentence in this extract from
an article at:
http://www.stpauls.edu.au/node/8470


Nov 23, 2010
St Paul's College, University of Sydney
BARRY SPURR HONOURED

It has just been announced that Dr Barry Spurr, ...
has been honoured with a Personal Chair in the
Department of English.  He has the title,
“Professor of Poetry and Poetics”.  This seems to be
the first and only Chair of Poetry in Australia, but
there are several overseas, ...

He is the author of eight monographs, including, most
recently, 'Anglo-Catholic in Religion’: T.S. Eliot and
Christianity (Cambridge, 2010), which he wrote at the
request of the poet’s widow.