Dennis Haskell

Emeritus Professor, BCom NSW, BA PhD Syd., HonDLitt UWA

  • The University of Western Australia (M204), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile

Roles and responsibilities

Westerly Centre Board member

Future research

See below under Research. Please note that Emeritus Professor Haskell is not undertaking supervision of new postgraduate students.

Previous positions

1973-76 Tutor / Senior Tutor, School of Accountancy,
University of New South Wales
1977-81 Tutor, Department of English, The University of Sydney
1982-83 Assistant Lecturer, Department of English,
The University of Sydney
1984- 90 Lecturer, Department of English, The University of Western Australia
1991-94 Senior Lecturer, Department of English, The University of Western Australia
1995-99 Associate Professor, Department of English, The University of Western Australia
1999- Professor of English, Communication & Cultural Studies, The University of Western Australia

Industrial relevance

Oral and Written Communication

Teaching overview

Australian Literature
Creative Writing


DENNIS HASKELL is the author of 9 collections of poetry, the most recent And Yet... (WA Poets Publishing, 2020), Ahead of Us (Fremantle Press, 2016) and What Are You Doing Here? (University of The Philippines Press, 2015) plus 14 volumes of literary scholarship and criticism. Haskell was Co-editor of Westerly magazine from 1985-2009 and is a Senior Honorary Research Fellow at The University of Western Australia. He is the recipient of the Western Australia Premier's Prize for Poetry, the A A Phillips Prize for a distinguished contribution to Australian literature from the Association for the Study of Australian Literature, and of an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from The University of Western Australia. He has served as Visiting Professor and Poet at universities in Europe, the USA and Asia. In 2015 he was made a Member of the Order of Australia for "services to literature, particularly poetry, to education and to intercultural understanding". The July 2011 (Vol. 56, No. 1) issue of Westerly ( and the December 2020 issue of Asiatic( focus on his poetry.His website is


(i) Australian Literature, especially Twentieth Century and Contemporary Australian Literature.

(ii) Poetry from the Medieval period to the present. Within this broad range I have special interest in the English Romantics, Irish Poetry, Twentieth Century, and Contemporary Poetry.

(iii) Creative Writing

(iv) South-east Asian Writing in English.

(v) Literary Modernism (1890-1939)

(vi) Modernism and after

(vii) Post-colonial Literature


Conversation level Italian and French

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

External positions

Secretary, Perth PEN Centre

Jun 2018 → …

Research expertise keywords

  • Poetry
  • Contemporary Literature
  • Australian Literature
  • English Language
  • Asian literature in English
  • Australian literature and film
  • Creative writing
  • Literary modernism
  • Poetry and poetics


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