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Dennis Haskell

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

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

    6009 Perth


  • 8 Citations
  • 2 h-Index
1992 …2019

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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.

Funding overview

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 8 collections of poetry, the most recent Ahead of Us (Fremantle Press, 2016) and What Are You Doing Here? (University of The Philippines Press, 2015) and 14 volumes of literary scholarship and criticism. A new poetry collection, And Yet... will be published in May 2020. 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

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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Research Output

Brushstrokes: Ros Spencer Poetry Contest Anthology 2016-2019

Haskell, D. (ed.) & Van Son, R. (ed.), Aug 2019, Perth: WA Poets Inc. 136 p.

Research output: Book/ReportEdited book/Anthology

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    "Last letter to Les Murray"

    Haskell, D., Jun 2019, In : Quadrant. 63, 6, p. 39 1 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Childhood Innocence

    Haskell, D., Dec 2018, 2 ed. 2 p. (Asiatic)

    Research output: Book/ReportBook


    eResearch Infrastructure for Humanities Scholars - Faciliating Literary & Narrative Studies Childrens & Popular Fictions & Film TV Studies

    Haskell, D., Ikin, V., Mead, P., Fotheringham, R., Mallan, K., Webby, E., Douglas, K., Ommundsen, W., Eggert, P. & Arnold, J.

    Australian Research Council


    Project: Research

    AustLit Phase Three - Transforming the Study of Australian Literary Through a Collaborative eResearch Environment

    Haskell, D., Bird, D., Burrows, T., Fotheringham, R., Carter, D., Hay, J., Tompkins, J., Dale, L., Webster, K., Kilner, K. & Huggins, J.

    Australian Research Council


    Project: Research

    Westerly Digitisation Project

    Bird, D., Burrows, T. & Haskell, D.

    Copyright Agency Limited


    Project: Research

    AustLit - Phase Two - Humanities Research Infrastructure Development Augmentation and Expansion

    Bird, D., Burrows, T., Haskell, D., Hay, J., Fotheringham, R., Carter, D., Dixon, R., Kilner, K., Dale, L., Bennett, B., Eggert, P., Webby, E., Coleman, R. & Arnold, J.

    Australian Research Council


    Project: Research