Dr David Kelly

BA NSW MA PhD
Senior Lecturer

A20 - John Woolley Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 2214

Research interests

  • American Renaissance
  • American Modernism
  • American Cinema
  • Literature and cinema
  • Literature and song
  • Renaissance Poetry
  • Nineteenth-Century Studies

Teaching and supervision

  • American Literature
  • Literature and the popular arts
  • Poetry and poetic forms
  • Film Studies

Current research students

Project title Research student
A Multitude of Identities: Towards an American Political Poetics Oliver MOORE
Humanist Narratology and the Suburban Ensemble Dramedy Wyatt MOSS-WELLINGTON

Associations

  • Editor of Sydney Studies in English 2007-2016

Awards and honours

  • 2016, SUPRA Supervisor of the Year
  • 2008, Student Union Award for Teaching Excellence
  • 2006, Faculty of Arts Award for Teaching Excellence
  • 2000, Faculty of Arts Award for Excellence in Course Design

PhD and master's project opportunities

Selected grants

2014

  • Camera-Stylo: Intersections in Literature and Cinema; Isaacs B, Kelly D, Marks P; University of Sydney/Conference Seed Funding Scheme.

Selected publications

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Books

  • Kelly, D. (1994). Mark Twain's 'Huckleberry Finn'. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.

Edited Books

  • Grosz, E., Threadgold, T., Kelly, D., Cholodenko, A., Colless, E. (1986). Futur*Fall: Excursions Into Postmodernity. Sydney: Power Institute of Fine Arts, University of Sydney.

Book Chapters

  • Kelly, D. (2014). 'Do You Know What I'm Going to Tell You?': Flann O'Brien, Risibility and the Anxiety of Influence. In Julian Murphet, Ronan McDonald, Sascha Morrell (Eds.), Flann O'Brien and Modernism, (pp. 67-76). New York: Bloomsbury Academic.
  • Kelly, D. (2008). Sympathy for the Double: Replication from 'Frankenstein' to 'Blade Runner'. In 9780909755324 (Eds.), New Directions, (pp. 47-60). Sydney: The English Association Sydney.
  • Kelly, D., Colless, E. (1995). 'The Lost World' nos. 1-3, 'Argument from Design', and 'Ecce Homo'. In Edward Colless (Eds.), The Error of My Ways: Selected Writing, 1981-1994. Brisbane: Institute of Modern Art.
  • Kelly, D., Colless, E. (1981). Avant-Garde Film: The Illusion of a Future. In Peter Haynes (Eds.), Art Gallery of New South Wales Seminar: Modernism, (pp. 78-90). Sydney: Art Gallery of New South Wales.

Journals

  • Kelly, D. (2016). Fidelity and Adultery at the Movies: From F.W. Murnau's Sunrise to David Lean's Brief Encounter. Sydney Studies in English, 42, 102-138.
  • Kelly, D. (2010). Narrative and narration in John Ford's The Searchers. Sydney Studies in English, 36, 170-201.
  • Kelly, D. (2009). The fate of love from Wimpole Street to West Egg: The Great Gatsby and Sonnets from the Portugese. Metaphor, 2009 (2), 11-15.
  • Kelly, D. (2008). Dashiell Hammett, the mystery novel and the birth of "film noir". Sydney Studies in English, 34, 109-140.
  • Kelly, D. (2007). Model Citizens: The Irish Films of Martin Scorsese. Australasian Journal of American Studies (AJAS), 26(1), 1-16.
  • Kelly, D. (2006). In its own light: a view of the BBC's 'North and South'. Sydney Studies in English, 32, 83-96.
  • Kelly, D. (2005). The American Journey of Huckleberry Finn. Metaphor, (4), 65-71.
  • Kelly, D. (2003). Emma, Cher and the maze of unknowing. Sydney Studies in English, 29(1), 3-18.
  • Kelly, D. (2003). Oedipus at Los Angeles: Hitch and the Tragic Muse. Senses of Cinema, 24, 1-14.
  • Kelly, D. (2002). The Lady in the Frame: Two Portraits by Henry James and Jane Campion. Senses of Cinema, 18.
  • Kelly, D. (2000). The Classical Element in High Noon. Metaphor, July 2000.
  • Kelly, D. (1999). Robert Frost and the Poetics of 'Wisdom'. Metaphor, June 1999, 6-9.
  • Kelly, D. (1999). The Lyricism of Nick Carraway. Sydney Studies in English, 25, 101-115.
  • Kelly, D. (1995). The Canonization of John Donne. Sydney Studies in English, 21, 3-41.
  • Kelly, D. (1993). Telling Questions in Absalom, Absalom!. Sydney Studies in English, 19, 99-132.
  • Kelly, D. (1990). The Gothic Game. Sydney Studies in English, 15, 106-124.
  • Kelly, D. (1987). The Halo in the Helmet: A Reply to Terry Eagleton. Antithesis, 1, 24-28.
  • Kelly, D., Manning, G. (1980). The End of Metalanguage: An Essay on Roland Barthes. Random Issue, 2, 32-47.

Edited Journals

  • Kelly, D. (2016). Camera Stylo: Intersections in Literature and Cinema. Sydney Studies in English, 42.
  • Kelly, D. (2010). The Texts of Contemporary English Studies. Sydney Studies in English, 36.
  • Kelly, D. (2008). Literature and Cinema. Sydney Studies in English, 34.
  • Kelly, D. (1997). Literature and Media. Sydney Studies in English, 23.

Conferences

  • Kelly, D. (2008). Sympathy for the double: replication from "Frankenstein" to "Blade runner". New Directions: the English Association English Teachers Conference 2008, Sydney: English Association, Sydney Branch.

2016

  • Kelly, D. (2016). Camera Stylo: Intersections in Literature and Cinema. Sydney Studies in English, 42.
  • Kelly, D. (2016). Fidelity and Adultery at the Movies: From F.W. Murnau's Sunrise to David Lean's Brief Encounter. Sydney Studies in English, 42, 102-138.

2014

  • Kelly, D. (2014). 'Do You Know What I'm Going to Tell You?': Flann O'Brien, Risibility and the Anxiety of Influence. In Julian Murphet, Ronan McDonald, Sascha Morrell (Eds.), Flann O'Brien and Modernism, (pp. 67-76). New York: Bloomsbury Academic.

2010

  • Kelly, D. (2010). Narrative and narration in John Ford's The Searchers. Sydney Studies in English, 36, 170-201.
  • Kelly, D. (2010). The Texts of Contemporary English Studies. Sydney Studies in English, 36.

2009

  • Kelly, D. (2009). The fate of love from Wimpole Street to West Egg: The Great Gatsby and Sonnets from the Portugese. Metaphor, 2009 (2), 11-15.

2008

  • Kelly, D. (2008). Dashiell Hammett, the mystery novel and the birth of "film noir". Sydney Studies in English, 34, 109-140.
  • Kelly, D. (2008). Literature and Cinema. Sydney Studies in English, 34.
  • Kelly, D. (2008). Sympathy for the double: replication from "Frankenstein" to "Blade runner". New Directions: the English Association English Teachers Conference 2008, Sydney: English Association, Sydney Branch.
  • Kelly, D. (2008). Sympathy for the Double: Replication from 'Frankenstein' to 'Blade Runner'. In 9780909755324 (Eds.), New Directions, (pp. 47-60). Sydney: The English Association Sydney.

2007

  • Kelly, D. (2007). Model Citizens: The Irish Films of Martin Scorsese. Australasian Journal of American Studies (AJAS), 26(1), 1-16.

2006

  • Kelly, D. (2006). In its own light: a view of the BBC's 'North and South'. Sydney Studies in English, 32, 83-96.

2005

  • Kelly, D. (2005). The American Journey of Huckleberry Finn. Metaphor, (4), 65-71.

2003

  • Kelly, D. (2003). Emma, Cher and the maze of unknowing. Sydney Studies in English, 29(1), 3-18.
  • Kelly, D. (2003). Oedipus at Los Angeles: Hitch and the Tragic Muse. Senses of Cinema, 24, 1-14.

2002

  • Kelly, D. (2002). The Lady in the Frame: Two Portraits by Henry James and Jane Campion. Senses of Cinema, 18.

2000

  • Kelly, D. (2000). The Classical Element in High Noon. Metaphor, July 2000.

1999

  • Kelly, D. (1999). Robert Frost and the Poetics of 'Wisdom'. Metaphor, June 1999, 6-9.
  • Kelly, D. (1999). The Lyricism of Nick Carraway. Sydney Studies in English, 25, 101-115.

1997

  • Kelly, D. (1997). Literature and Media. Sydney Studies in English, 23.

1995

  • Kelly, D., Colless, E. (1995). 'The Lost World' nos. 1-3, 'Argument from Design', and 'Ecce Homo'. In Edward Colless (Eds.), The Error of My Ways: Selected Writing, 1981-1994. Brisbane: Institute of Modern Art.
  • Kelly, D. (1995). The Canonization of John Donne. Sydney Studies in English, 21, 3-41.

1994

  • Kelly, D. (1994). Mark Twain's 'Huckleberry Finn'. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.

1993

  • Kelly, D. (1993). Telling Questions in Absalom, Absalom!. Sydney Studies in English, 19, 99-132.

1990

  • Kelly, D. (1990). The Gothic Game. Sydney Studies in English, 15, 106-124.

1987

  • Kelly, D. (1987). The Halo in the Helmet: A Reply to Terry Eagleton. Antithesis, 1, 24-28.

1986

  • Grosz, E., Threadgold, T., Kelly, D., Cholodenko, A., Colless, E. (1986). Futur*Fall: Excursions Into Postmodernity. Sydney: Power Institute of Fine Arts, University of Sydney.

1981

  • Kelly, D., Colless, E. (1981). Avant-Garde Film: The Illusion of a Future. In Peter Haynes (Eds.), Art Gallery of New South Wales Seminar: Modernism, (pp. 78-90). Sydney: Art Gallery of New South Wales.

1980

  • Kelly, D., Manning, G. (1980). The End of Metalanguage: An Essay on Roland Barthes. Random Issue, 2, 32-47.

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