Francesca Rendle-Short is an Associate Professor in the School of Media and Communication and Co-Director of the non/fictionLab research group. She is also Co-Director of WrICE the Writers Immersion and Cultural Exchange program supported by the Copyright Agency.
Francesca is a writer, novelist, essayist and memoirist. Her books include The Near and The Far (Scribe, 2016; c-o-edited with David Carlin), the critically acclaimed novel/memoir Bite Your Tongue (Spinifex Press, 2011), shortlisted for the Colin Roderick Literary Award in 2012. Her other novels include Imago (Spinifex Press), and Big Sister (Redress Novellas). Her fictions, photo-essays, exhibition text, and poetry for the page and for the wall, and scholarly work have been published in literary and scholarly journals and magazines, online and in exhibitions. Francesca has a Doctor of Creative Arts from the University of Wollongong, was the recipient of an International Nonfiction Writers’ Fellowship at the University of Iowa, USA, in 2013, and was showcased in the 2015 Outstanding Field at Victoria College of Arts, University of Melbourne.
Francesca is interested in a research practice that seeks to subvert normative practices. She is intent on developing a scholarly praxis that pays attention to voice, style and structure, one that is idiosyncratic and playful in nature, attentive to whimsy and transgression, and is at times experimental.