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Biography

Ba (Hons) first class from the University of Sydney (1991) and PhD from the University of Sydney 1997, Dissertation "Figurations of the Grotesque in Menippean Satire"

Author of four books of poetry: To Thalia (Five Islands, 2004), On Reflection (Interactive, 2005), Watermark (Picaro, 2006), Phantom Limb (2010) and Concrete Tuesday (2011). To Thalia was commended for the Anne Elder Award and Phantom Limb was shortlisted for the Western Australian Premier's Prize and the Adelaide Festival John Bray Poetry Prizes and was awarded the Grace leven Prize for Poetry in 2011.

Author of one novel, Glissando: A Melodrama (Sleepers 2010), which was shortlisted for the Prime Minister's Award for Fiction and the UTS Glenda Adams Award for New Writing.

Individual poems have either won or been shortlisted for the following prizes: The Newcastle Poetry Prize, the Josephine Ulrick Poetry Prize, The Bruce Dawe Poetry Prize, The Broadway (Poets Union) Poetry Prize, The Sidney Nolan Gallery Poetry Prize, The Henry Lawson Poetry Prize, The FAW John Shaw Neilson Poetry Prize, The Alec Bolton Poetry Prize and The Somerset Poetry Prize.

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Sydney, 24/02/1998
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours), University of Sydney, 31/12/1991

Research

Research keywords

  • Australian Poetry
  • David Ireland
  • John Kinsella
  • Les Murray
  • Menippean Satire
  • Norman Lindsay
  • Patrick White

Research expertise

I am currently researching contemporary Australian poetry. I have published on modern Australian novelists such as Patrick White, David Ireland and Norman Lindsay. I have also published on Samuel Beckett. A particular area of focus is the grotesque in art and literature as well as satire, specifically Menippean satire.

Languages

  • French
  • Latin
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
200502Australian Literature (Excl. Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Literature)50
200500Literary Studies25
200525Literary Theory25

Memberships

Australian Council Grant

  • Recipient - New Work grant

Body relevant to professional practice.

  • Member - Poets Union Inc
  • Member - Australian Poetry Limited
  • Member - Australian Society of Authors
  • Member - Australian Publishers Association

Editorial Board.

  • Editor - Puncher & Wattmann Pty Ltd

Appointments

Board Member
Australian Poetry Limited (Australia)
01/01/2010
Treasurer
Poets Union Inc (Australia)
01/01/2002 - 01/10/2010

Awards

Recognition.

2012Prime Minister's Award for Fiction
The Ministry for the Arts (Federal) (Australia)
Shortlisting for this award, which is the biggest in the country, is very prestigious
2011UTS Glenda Adams Award for New Writing
NSW Ministry for the Arts (Australia)
Shortlising for Premier's Awards for literature is very highly regarded
2011Western Australian premier's Prize for Poetry
Western Australian Ministry for ther Arts (Australia)
Shortlising for Premier's Awards for literature is very highly regarded
2011Adelaide Festival John Bray Prize for Poetry
Adelaide Festival/South Australian Ministry for the Arts (Australia)
Shortlising for Premier's Awards for literature is very highly regarded
2008The Newcastle Poetry Prize
The Hunter Writers Centre (Australia)
The Newcastle Poetry Prize is the most prestigious award for a single poem or suite of poems in Australia

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • Australian Poetry
  • Creative Writing
  • Grotesque
  • Menippean Satire
  • Romantic Literature
  • Satire
  • Victorian Literature

Teaching expertise

I currently teach Creative Writing at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. I also teach Romantic Literature and Victorian Literature. I have experience in teaching Australian Literature, Modernism, Literary Theory, Analytical Reading and Writing Skills, Rhetorical Studies, Gothic Fiction and contemporary Australian Poetry.

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Highlighted Publications

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YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2010Musgrave DB, 'David Foster: Satirist of Australia by Susan Lever', Australian Book Review (2010) [D1]
2010Musgrave DB, Phantom Limb, John Leonard Publishing, Melbourne, VIC, 70 (2010) [A1]
2010Musgrave DB, Glissando: A Melodrama, Sleepers Publishing, Melbourne, VIC, 392 (2010) [A1]

Publications

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Book (3 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2011Musgrave DB, Concrete Tuesday, Island Press, Woodford, NSW, 66 (2011)
2010Musgrave DB, Phantom Limb, John Leonard Publishing, Melbourne, VIC, 70 (2010) [A1]
2010Musgrave DB, Glissando: A Melodrama, Sleepers Publishing, Melbourne, VIC, 392 (2010) [A1]

Journal article (5 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2012Musgrave DB, 'Australian Poetry Since 1788 ed. Geoffrey Lehmann and Robert Gray', Southerly, 72 263-267 (2012) [C3]
2012Musgrave DB, 'Australian poetry since 1788', Southerly, 72 263-267 (2012) [C3]
2012Musgrave DB, 'Skimming Stone (2012) [J2]
2011Musgrave DB, 'Machine Code', Overland, 93-93 (2011)
2011Musgrave DB, 'Homecoming', Overland, 92-92 (2011)
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Review (2 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2010Musgrave DB, 'David Foster: Satirist of Australia by Susan Lever', Australian Book Review (2010) [D1]
2010Musgrave DB, 'Reflective master of form is seizing the day', The Australian (2010) [O1]

Creative Work (35 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Musgrave DB, On The Inevitable Decline into Mediocrity of the Popular Musician Who Attains a Comfortable Middle Age, Boston (2014)
2013Musgrave DB, The marquess of Bristol, Watsrel, 1954-1999 (2013) [J2]
2013Musgrave DB, Four Poems from 'Anatomy of Voice' (2013) [J2]
2013Musgrave DB, Coastline, Collingwood (2013) [J2]
2012Musgrave DB, Minneapolis, Azul Press, Maastricht (2012) [J2]
2012Musgrave DB, Coastline, Hunter Writers' Centre, Newcastle (2012) [J2]
2012Musgrave DB, Curtains, Snorkel, Mosman, NSW (2012) [J2]
2012Musgrave DB, Hospital, Melbourne (2012)
2012Musgrave DB, To Thalia, Macao (2012)
2012Musgrave DB, Velocity, Macao (2012)
2012Musgrave DB, Tears, Macao (2012)
2012Musgrave DB, Watermark, Glebe (2012)
2012Musgrave DB, Reading Laurie Duggan in the Shanghai New Zhen Jiang Restaurant, Macao (2012)
2012Musgrave DB, Musgrave DB, The Marquess of Bristol, Wastrel 1954-1999, Melbourne (2012)
2012Musgrave DB, Seaweed (2012)
2012Musgrave DB, Lagoon, Macao (2012)
2012Musgrave DB, Skimming Stone, Macao (2012)
2012Musgrave DB, Medusa, Macao (2012)
2012Musgrave DB, Ripples, Glebe (2012)
2012Musgrave DB, Phantom Limb, Macao (2012)
2012Musgrave DB, Notes to Lagoon, Macao (2012)
2012Musgrave DB, Autoakhotic, Monroe Louisianna (2012)
2012Musgrave DB, A Glass of Water, Macao (2012)
2012Musgrave DB, Young Montaigne Goes Riding, Macao (2012)
2012Musgrave DB, Lagoon, Macao (2012)
2012Musgrave DB, Minneapolis, Macao (2012)
2012Musgrave DB, The Dead (2012)
2012Musgrave DB, Phantom Limb, Sydney/Keiv (2012)
2011Musgrave DB, Lagoon, Putney, NSW (2011)
2011Musgrave DB, The Baby Boomers (2011)
2011Musgrave DB, Reading Laurie Duggan in the Shanghai New Zhen Jiang Restaurant (2011)
2011Musgrave DB, Open Water, ULM Press/Turnrow Books (2011)
2010Musgrave DB, Open Water, Glebe (2010) [J2]
2010Musgrave DB, On the Inevitable Decline Into Mediocrity of the Popular Musician Who Attains a Comfortable Middle Age (2010) [J2]
2010Musgrave DB, Phantom Limb, Glebe (2010) [J2]
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Other (2 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2012Musgrave DB, 'Seeking the Sun', Seeking the Sun ( pp.1-5). Gosford, NSW: Central Coast Poets Inc (2012) [O1]
2012Musgrave DB, 'Seeking the Sun', Seeking the Sun ( pp.1-5). Gosford, NSW: Central Coast Poets Inc (2012) [O1]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants2
Total funding$6,500

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2010 (2 grants)

David Musgrave New Staff Grant 2010$5,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor David Musgrave
SchemeRole
New Staff GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$5,00020102010
GNo:G1000887

Patrick White: Modernist Impact, Critical futures, Senate House, University of London, 23 - 25 June 2010$1,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts

Project Team
Doctor David Musgrave
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,50020102010
GNo:G1000600
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions8
Total current UoN Masters EFTSL0.75
Total current UoN PhD EFTSL1.8

For supervisions undertaken at an institution other that the University of Newcastle, the institution name is listed below the program name.

Current Supervision

CommencedProposed
Completion
ProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
20132014PhD (English)Co-SupervisorThe Moment of Transformation: Women, Animals and Power Within Revisionist Fairy Tales
20132016PhD (English)Co-SupervisorFriend Me: a Young Adult Science Fiction Novel Exploring the Social Media Other
20122014M Philosophy (English)Principal SupervisorThe Expressionist
20112015PhD (English)Co-SupervisorWatermark: a Liminal Approach to Autobiographical Short Fiction
20112015PhD (English)Co-SupervisorThe 'Legless' Novel Project
20112013PhD (English)Co-SupervisorThe Experimental Australian Short Story
20102014PhD (English)Co-SupervisorResearch Topic: Erasing History - A Cultural Approach to the Work of William Gibson
20082012M Philosophy (English)Co-SupervisorLiving Like Common People
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Dr David Musgrave

Work Phone(02) 4348 4056
Fax(02) 4348 4075
Email
PositionLecturer
School of Humanities and Social Science
Faculty of Education and Arts
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaEnglish
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/david-musgrave