Lionel Fogarty in Poetry and Politics

Lionel Fogarty in Poetry and Politics
Lionel Fogarty

This seminar will be held on Zoom. Please contact the seminar convenor Monique Rooney for the Zoom link.

From the radical politics and poetic experimentalism of Kargun (1980) to the complex poetics of address in Harvest Lingo (2022), Wakka Wakka poet Lionel Fogarty has carved out a unique position in the Australian literary landscape. In this panel, participants consider Fogarty’s multi-faceted contributions to literary studies (especially poetry and poetics), decolonial politics, environmentalism, transnationalism, and Indigenous studies. The conversation emerges from collaborative efforts to produce the first book-length study of Fogarty’s work, Lionel Fogarty in Poetry and Politics, under contract with Palgrave Macmillan and due to appear in print in 2024.

Participants of the panel (in no particular order):

Philip Morrissey is the senior editor of Lionel Fogarty in Poetry and Politics. He has also served as the co-editor of the essay collections Kim Scott: Readers, language, interpretation (2019), Reading the Country: 30 years on (2018) and Aesopic Voices: Re-framing Truth Through Concealed Ways of Presentation in the 20th and 21st Centuries (2011) and is the senior editor of Lionel Fogarty: Selected poems 1980-2017.

Dashiell Moore, the associate editor of Lionel Fogarty in Poetry and Politics, is an early career researcher in world literature, with a particular concentration in modern and contemporary American, Caribbean, Australian, and Pacific writing. His recent book, The Literary Mirroring of Aboriginal Australia and the Caribbean, gives a historical and literary analysis of the connections between the 'First and Last of the New Worlds': Australia and the Caribbean, published with Oxford University Press in 2024.

Philip Mead was inaugural Chair of Australian Literature at the University of Western Australia (2009-2018). He is currently Emeritus Professor, University of Western Australia, and Honorary Professorial Fellow in the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne. In 2018, Philip published Antipodal Shakespeare: Remembering and Forgetting in Britain, Australia and New Zealand, 1916-2016 (with Gordon McMullan. London: Arden/Bloomsbury); The Social Work of Narrative: human rights and the cultural imaginary (ed. with Gareth Griffiths. Hannover: Ibidem/Columbia University Press); and The Literature of Tasmania (AustLit Resource. St Lucia: University of Queensland).

Tyne Daile Sumner is an ARC DECRA Fellow at ANU. Her interdisciplinary research explores the ways that literary texts respond to, resist, explain and shape cultures of surveillance. She has published articles and chapters with Australian Literary Studies, Bloomsbury, Australian Humanities Review, Antipodes, Digital Culture and Education, Cordite Poetry Review, and others. Her first monograph is Lyric Eye: The Poetics of Twentieth-Century Surveillance (Routledge 2021) and she is Associate Editor with Philip Morrissey of Lionel Fogarty Selected Poems 1980-2017 ( 2017).

Date & time

Thu 28 Mar 2024, 4–6pm


Online (Zoom)


Philip Morrissey
Dashiell Moore
Philip Mead
Tyne Daile Sumner


Monique Rooney


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