Associate Professor Sean   Pryor
Associate Professor

Associate Professor Sean Pryor

BA (Hons 1) USyd. (2000); MPhil USyd. (2003); PhD Cantab. (2007).

Arts,Design & Architecture
School of the Arts and Media

I am an Associate Professor in English in the School of the Arts and Media. I joined UNSW in 2008, as the holder of a Faculty Postdoctoral Fellowship. I was appointed a Lecturer in English in 2010 and then awarded a three-year ARC Postdoctoral Fellowship in 2011, for a project on the cultural archetype of the Fall in modernist poetry ($257,000). I was Acting Director (2014) and then Deputy Director (2016) of the Centre for Modernism Studies in Australia at UNSW, and since 2013 I have been a co-editor of Affirmations: of the modern, an open-access journal of modern literature and culture. In 2021, Affirmations became the official journal of the Australian Modernist Studies Network.

Phone
+61 2 9385 7315
Location
213 Robert Webster

Publications

  • Book Chapters | 2020
    Associate Professor Sean Pryor
    Pryor S, 2020, 'Historical Poetics', in Frow J (ed.), The Oxford Encyclopedia of Literary Theory, Oxford University Press, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acrefore/9780190201098.013.1108
    Book Chapters | 2019
    Associate Professor Sean Pryor
    Pryor S, 2019, 'The Relation Between Poetry and Poems Is Political, Sometimes', in Communism and Poetry: Writing Against Capital, Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 37 - 52, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-17156-8
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Associate Professor Sean Pryor
    Pryor S; Pestell A, 2018, 'A to Z of Key Terms', in Maude U; Nixon M (ed.), The Bloomsbury Companion to Modernist Literature, Bloomsbury Publishing, London, pp. 417 - 468, https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/the-bloomsbury-companion-to-modernist-literature-9781780936413/
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Associate Professor Sean Pryor
    Pryor S, 2018, 'Canto 17', in Parker R (ed.), Readings in the Cantos, Clemson University Press, pp. 155 - 164, http://dx.doi.org/10.2307/j.ctt1ps31zp.17
    Books | 2017
    Associate Professor Sean Pryor
    Pryor S, 2017, Poetry, Modernism, and an Imperfect World, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge
    Book Chapters | 2017
    Associate Professor Sean Pryor
    Pryor SB, 2017, 'Body and Soul: Modernism, Metaphysics, Rhyme', in Sounding Modernism Rhythm and Sonic Mediation in Modern Literature and Film, Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, pp. 149 - 163
    Edited Books | 2016
    Associate Professor Sean Pryor
    Pryor SB; Trotter D, (ed.), 2016, Writing, Medium, Machine: Modern Technographies, Open Humanities Press, London, http://www.openhumanitiespress.org/books/titles/writing-medium-machine/
    Book Chapters | 2016
    Associate Professor Sean Pryor
    Pryor SB, 2016, 'Modernist Measure: Poetry and Calculation', in Pryor SB; Trotter D (ed.), Writing, Medium, Machine: Modern Technographies, edn. Technographies, Open Humanities Press, London, pp. 166 - 177, http://www.openhumanitiespress.org/books/titles/writing-medium-machine/
    Book Chapters | 2015
    Associate Professor Sean Pryor
    Pryor SB, 2015, 'Some Thoughts on Refrigeration [on Ezra Pound and Keston Sutherland]', in Parker R (ed.), News from Afar: Ezra Pound and Some Contemporary British Poetries, Shearsman Books, pp. 273 - 280, http://www.shearsman.com/ws-shop/category/796-books/product/4789-richard-parker---news-from-afar-ezra-pound-and-some-contemporary-british-poetries
    Book Chapters | 2014
    Associate Professor Sean Pryor
    Pryor SB, 2014, 'Late W. B. Yeats', in Oxford Handbooks Online, Oxford University Press, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199935338.013.98
    Book Chapters | 2014
    Associate Professor Sean Pryor
    Pryor S, 2014, 'Making Evil, with Flann O'Brien', in Murphet ; McDonald ; Morrell (ed.), Flann O'Brien and Modernism, edn. 1st, Bloomsbury, London, UK, pp. 11 - 26, http://www.bloomsbury.com/au/flann-obrien-modernism-9781623568757/
    Book Chapters | 2013
    Associate Professor Sean Pryor
    Pryor S, 2013, 'The Trust and the Mistrust: Ezra Pound in Italy', in Attridge J; Rosenquist R (ed.), Incredible Modernism: Literature, Trust and Deception, edn. 2013, Ashgate, Farnham, pp. 163 - 179, http://www.ashgate.com/isbn/9781409439547
    Book Chapters | 2012
    Associate Professor Sean Pryor
    Pryor S, 2012, 'McCarthy's rhythm', in Murphet J; Steven M (ed.), Styles of Extinction: Cormac McCarthy's The Road, edn. Original, Continuum, New York, pp. 27 - 44
    Books | 2011
    Associate Professor Sean Pryor
    Pryor S, 2011, W. B. Yeats, Ezra Pound and the Poetry of Paradise, Original, Ashgate, Farnham, https://www.routledge.com/products/9781409406600
    Book Chapters | 2010
    Associate Professor Sean Pryor
    Pryor S, 2010, 'Anne Stevenson and the Poetry of Place', in Leighton A (ed.), Voyages Over Voices: Critical Essays on Anne Stevenson, edn. Original, Liverpool University Press, Liverpool, pp. 125 - 150
    Book Chapters | 2007
    Associate Professor Sean Pryor
    Pryor S, 2007, '‘Reported to me from Sydney, Australia’: Reading Eliot Down Under and in the Mother Country', in Däumer E; Bagchee S (ed.), The International Reception of T. S. Eliot, edn. Original, Continuum, London, pp. 284 - 291
    Book Chapters | 2007
    Associate Professor Sean Pryor
    Pryor S, 2007, 'Iconicity and the Divine in the Fin de Siècle Poetry of W. B. Yeats', in Tabakowska E; Ljungberg C; Fischer O (ed.), Insistent Images (Iconicity in Language and Literature), edn. Original, John Benjamins Publishing Co, Amsterdam, pp. 91 - 102
  • Journal articles | 2021
    Associate Professor Sean Pryor
    Pryor S, 2021, 'Experiences Differ: A Reflection on Teaching Literary Studies', Australian Humanities Review, pp. 54 - 58, http://australianhumanitiesreview.org/2021/05/31/experiences-differ-a-reflection-on-teaching-literary-studies/
    Journal articles | 2020
    Associate Professor Sean Pryor
    Pryor S, 2020, 'Some Questions about the Use of Diction in Poetry', Tulepo Quarterly, vol. 20, http://www.tupeloquarterly.com/sean-pryor/
    Journal articles | 2020
    Associate Professor Sean Pryor
    Pryor S, 2020, 'The Episode on the Staircase: Poetry, Energy, Space', Critical Quarterly, vol. 61, pp. 91 - 99, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/criq.12508
    Journal articles | 2019
    Associate Professor Sean Pryor
    Etherington B; Pryor S, 2019, 'Historical poetics and the problem of exemplarity', Critical Quarterly, vol. 61, pp. 3 - 17, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/criq.12450
    Journal articles | 2019
    Associate Professor Sean Pryor
    Pryor S, 2019, 'A poetics of occasion in Hope Mirrlees's Paris', Critical Quarterly, vol. 61, pp. 37 - 53, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/criq.12452
    Journal articles | 2018
    Associate Professor Sean Pryor
    Pryor S, 2018, 'Yeats and Futurity', Essays in Criticism, vol. 68, pp. 327 - 348, https://academic.oup.com/eic/article/68/3/327/5050219?guestAccessKey=5eec2426-74c3-4a09-a980-1fc2c470d04f
    Journal articles | 2018
    Associate Professor Sean Pryor
    Pryor S, 2018, 'So Slow: Canto CVI', Glossator, vol. 10, pp. 287 - 307, https://solutioperfecta.files.wordpress.com/2018/04/g10-106-pryor.pdf
    Journal articles | 2016
    Associate Professor Sean Pryor
    Pryor SB, 2016, 'Inhuman Words: Philology, Modernism, Poetry', Modernism/Modernity, vol. 23, pp. 555 - 571, http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/mod.2016.0051
    Journal articles | 2015
    Associate Professor Sean Pryor
    Pryor SB, 2015, 'Stevenson among the Balladeers', Victorian Studies, vol. 57, pp. 33 - 56, http://dx.doi.org/10.2979/victorianstudies.57.1.33
    Journal articles | 2013
    Associate Professor Sean Pryor
    Pryor SB, 2013, 'Satyriast's Beatitudes: John Rodker's Hymns', Texas Studies in Literature and Language, vol. 55, pp. 473 - 492, http://dx.doi.org/10.7560/TSLL55406
    Journal articles | 2012
    Associate Professor Sean Pryor
    Pryor S, 2012, 'Poetry and Decision: F. T. Prince in September 1938', Review of English Studies, vol. 63, pp. 818 - 840, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/res/hgs001
    Journal articles | 2011
    Associate Professor Sean Pryor
    Pryor S, 2011, 'Happiness and Happening in Harmonium', Wallace Stevens Journal, vol. 35, pp. 174 - 187, http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/wsj.2011.0032
    Journal articles | 2010
    Associate Professor Sean Pryor
    Pryor S, 2010, '"How Will You Know?": Paradise, Painting, and the Writing of Ezra Pound's Canto 3', PAIDEUMA - Studies in American and British Modernist Poetry, vol. 37, pp. 267 - 292
    Journal articles | 2010
    Associate Professor Sean Pryor
    Pryor S, 2010, 'Particularly Dangerous Feats: The Difficult Reader of the Difficult Late Cantos', PAIDEUMA - Studies in American and British Modernist Poetry, vol. 36, pp. 27 - 45
  • Other | 2020
    Associate Professor Sean Pryor
    Pryor S, 2020, Review of Oliver Tearle, The Great War, The Waste Land and the Modernist Long Poem, https://affirmationsmodern.com/articles/112/

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