Honouring Dennis Haskell: A Poet and an Amigo of Asiatic and Asian Literature

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This issue of Asiatic (Vol. 13, No. 2) is dedicated to the life and works of Dennis Haskell (1948-), a long-standing friend of the Journal, who has been on its Advisory Board since the Journal’s inception. He is also an ardent champion of Asian literature who has been at the forefront of literary representations of Australian-Asian interactions and has shown an extensive understanding of Asian cultures both in his creative and critical works.
Together with Edwin Thumboo and late Bruce Bennett, he has been a driving force behind the Biennial Symposium on Literature and Culture in the Asia-Pacific Region, which began in 1982 and has been taking place since every two years in different countries of the region, two of which (2009, 2017) were, indeed, hosted by the same institution where Asiatic is also housed, International Islamic University Malaysia(IIUM).Moreover, he came to IIUM as a visiting professor in 2018.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages5
Specialist publicationAsiatic
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2019


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