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Surrealist Poetics in Australian Poetry

posted on 2020-06-12, 03:55 authored by GAVIN CHRISTIAN YATES
This dissertation is comprised of two components: a critical thesis and a creative response in the form of a poetry collection. The thesis seeks to identify and chart surrealism’s ongoing influence within Australian poetry and literary history: starting with Angry Penguins journal of the 1940s; followed by the radical renewal of style in selected figures of the Generation of ’68 of the seventies and eighties; and the close study of individual poets of the contemporary period. My own poetry manuscript, Ultraviolet, supplements this thesis and continues its traditions, as a contemporary example immersed in surrealist aesthetics and literary techniques.


Principal supervisor

John Hawke

Year of Award


Department, School or Centre

School of Language, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics


Doctor of Philosophy (Creative Writing)

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Campus location



Faculty of Arts