Michael Farrell on Australian Unsettlement

Australian Unsettlement: A Poetics Index

Michael Farrell
Abstract: Drawing on his just published scholarly book, Writing Australian Unsettlement: Modes of Poetic Invention 1796-1945, Dr Michael Farrell demonstrates a range of poetics employed by various Australian writers since (un)settlement: including Ned Kelly, Bennelong, a Chinese gold miner, settler women, drovers and even canonical poets. Topics may include collage, punctuation, assemblage, drawings, repetition, rhyme, style, sentences and typography.

Bio: Dr Michael Farrell has a PhD from the University of Melbourne. He has published three books of poetry with Giramondo: a raiders guide, open sesame and, most recently, Cocky's Joy.

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