A political radio poetics: OUYANG Yu’s poetry and its adaptation on ABC radio national’s Poetica

Varatharajan, Prithvi (2017) A political radio poetics: OUYANG Yu’s poetry and its adaptation on ABC radio national’s Poetica. Cultural Studies Review, 23 2: 18-34. doi:10.5130/csr.v23i2.5050


Author Varatharajan, Prithvi
Title A political radio poetics: OUYANG Yu’s poetry and its adaptation on ABC radio national’s Poetica
Journal name Cultural Studies Review   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1837-8692
1446-8123
Publication date 2017-11-27
Year available 2017
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.5130/csr.v23i2.5050
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 23
Issue 2
Start page 18
End page 34
Total pages 17
Place of publication Sydney, NSW Australia
Publisher UTS ePRESS
Language eng
Subject 3316 Cultural Studies
Abstract ‘Ouyang Yu’ was an episode that aired on ABC Radio National’s Poetica, a weekly program broadcast across Australia from 1997 to 2014. The episode featured readings of poetry by the contemporary Chinese-Australian poet Ouyang Yu, read by the poet and by the actor Brant Eustace. These readings were embedded in rich soundscapes, and framed by interviews with the poet on the thematic contexts for the poems. In this article I treat ‘Ouyang Yu’ as an adaptation of Ouyang’s work, in Linda Hutcheon’s sense of the term. I examine how Ouyang’s poetry has been adapted for a national audience, and pay particular attention to how contemporary political discourses of nationhood have influenced the episode’s adaptations. For Poetica existed within an institution—the ABC—whose culture had a bearing on its programming, and the ABC was in turn influenced by, and sought to influence, the wider social and political culture in Australia.
Keyword Adaptation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian national identity
Australian poetry
Multiculturalism
Ouyang Yu
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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