Pyke, Dr Susan

Pyke, Dr Susan
Pyke, Dr Susan


University of Melbourne

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Sue teaches with the University of Melbourne’s creative writing program and Indigenous studies program. Her most recent scholarly work, Animal Visions: Posthumanist Dream Writing, was published with Palgrave Macmillan in 2019. She is general editor for Swamphen, the scholarly journal for ASLEC-ANZ.


Pyke, Susan. 2019. Animal Visions: Posthumanist Dream Writing. London: Palgrave McMillan.
Pyke, Susan. 2018. ‘Reading Irish Animals.’ Review of Kathryn Kirkpatrick and Borbála Faragó (eds) Animals in Irish Literature and Culture.’ In Society and Animals. 26 (4): 437-440.
Pyke, Susan. 2018. “Refractive Depths of Passion in Wuthering Heights: Brontë, Buñuel and Beyond Humanism”. Revista Canaria de Estudios Ingleses 77: 41-60.
Pyke, Susan. 2017. ‘Citizen Snake: Uncoiling Human Bindings for Life.’ The Materiality of Love: Essays on Affection and Cultural Practice. London: Routledge.
Pyke, Susan. 2017. ‘Cathy’s Whip and Heathcliff’s Snarl: Control, Violence, Care and Rights in Brontë’s Wuthering Heights.’ Animals in Victorian Literature and Culture: a Collection of Critical Essays. London, New York: Palgrave McMillan.
Pyke, Susan. 2017. ‘Creaturely Shifts: Contemporary Animal Crossings through the Alluring Trace of the Romantic Sublime.’ TEXT Journal of Writing and Writing Courses 41 1-19.
Pyke, Susan. 2017. ‘Philosophical Porkies and Truths.’ Review of Freya Mathews Without Animals Life is Not Worth Living and Ardea. In Plumwood Mountain 5:2.
Pyke, Susan. 2015. ‘Spawn of Wuthering Heights’. Writing the Ghost Train. 20th Australasian Association for Writing Programs Conference, Swinburne University, Melbourne.
Pyke, Susan. 2016. ‘Divine Wings: Literary Flights between the Cyclic Avian in Emily Brontë’s Poems and Oblivia’s Swan Song in Alexis Wright’s The Swan Book.’ Otherness 5:2 255-279.
Pyke, Susan. 2015. ‘Ewes Lying Down with She-wolves.’ Review of Susan Hawthorne’s Lupa and Lamb. In Plumwood Mountain 2:1.
Pyke, Susan. 2015. ‘Dream Writing beyond a Wounded World.’ The Human Place in the Natural World: Essays on Creation and Creatureliness. New York: Fordham University Press.
Pyke, Susan. 2014. ‘Meltemi.’ Australian Love Stories. Ed. Cate Kennedy. Carlton South: Inkerman and Blunt.
Pyke, Susan. 2013. ‘Sensible Spectators: Agape at the Mouth of the Cave.’ Australasian Journal of Ecocriticism and Cultural Ecology 3 np.
Pyke, Susan. 2013. ‘A Windfelled Feast Beyond the Fence.’ Review of Outcrop: Radical Australian Poetry of Land. In Plumwood Mountain 1:1.
Pyke, Susan. 2013. ‘Bovinity.’ Southerly 72:2 134-143.
Pyke, Susan. 2013. ‘Healing Words and the Matter of our Urban and Rural Moor.’ TEXT Journal of Writing and Writing Courses np.

Potential areas for research supervision:
Sue supervises students in literary studies, creative writing and Indigenous studies.