Englisches Seminar

John Kinsella

DAAD Visiting Professor

Prof. John Kinsella (Churchill College Cambridge/Curtin University/University of Western Australia) is currently DAAD Visiting Professor in the English Department, in collaboration with the Interdisciplinary Centre for Global South Studies.

John Kinsella is one of the most prominent contemporary poets writing in the English language, with almost 50 collections to date. Selections are to be found in

  • Doppler Effect: Collected Experimental Poems, introduced by Marjorie Perloff (Salt, 2004)
  • Peripheral Light: Selected and New Poems, selected and introduced by Harold Bloom (Fremantle Arts Centre Press/W.W. Norton, 2003)
  • Drowning in Wheat: Selected Poems (Picador, 2016)
  • His Collected Poems will be published in 3 volumes, each of around 1000 pages, by University of Western Australia Press in 2022; 2023 and 2024.

John Kinsella is also a globally visible public intellectual in the area of environmental issues who is strongly committed to justice for Indigenous people (see for instance the collaborative work with Yamaji poet Charmaine Papertalk-Green: False Claims of Colonial Thieves, Magabala, 2018).

Kinsella is an internationally renowned theorist of literature and the environment, with eight critical monographs to date:

  • Disclosed Poetics (Manchester UP, 2007)
  • Contrary Rhetoric (Edith Cowan UP/Fremantle Arts Centre Press, 2008)
  • Activist Poetics (Liverpool UP, 2010)
  • Spatial Relations (Brill/Rodopi, 2013), 2 volumes
  • Polysituatedness (Manchester UP 2016)
  • Temporariness (with Russell West-Pavlov, Narr, 2018)
  • Beyond Ambiguity (Manchester UP, 2021)
  • Legibility (Palgrave, 2022)

For the student poetry anthology, please follow this link.