Event Details

Tuesday, 27 March 2018 - Tuesday, 27 March 2018
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Terrace Room, Level 6
UQ Location:
Sir Llew Edwards Building (St Lucia)
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Event Contact

Ms Tanya Ziebell
3365 6315
Org. Unit:
University of Queensland Library

Event Description

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John Forbes (1950-1998) was a totem favourite of later 20th century poetry in Australia.

In this presentation, 2017 Fryer Library Fellow, Dr Duncan Hose will speak of his pursuit of the daemon or 'literary ghostmark' of John Forbes through personal papers that remain charged with the aura and charism of the poet some 20 years after his passing.

Part of the 'Generation of 1968', Forbes continues to have a marked influence upon younger writers coming to poetry today. This is allied to an insistence in his work on poetry as a critical science of joy.

Throughout the term of his Fellowship, Dr Hose delved into the Fryer Library's collection of Forbes' manuscripts that include correspondence, notes and drafts.

He will speak about the uncanny aspects of seeking out the daemon, or composite metaphysical forces, that drives a poetic practice characterized as 'pagan sermons' within this modern, secular era.

Directions to UQ

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To St Lucia Campus, UQ Ipswich, and UQ Gatton.

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