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LIT: week 1 of The Thesis is Present(ed)

On June 13, Peta Murray began a three-week-long residency that sees her in attendance in the Urban Writing House every weekday (until 29 June) between the hours of 10.30am and 3.30pm for The Thesis is Present(ed) – a durational, live art work. The project will see every word of her 400 plus page doctoral dissertation …

Welcome to the HDRLab!

On Wednesday 6 June, research students in the non/fictionLab met for the first HDRLab event for 2018. We welcomed new members and spoke about our plans for the group. We are excited to explore each others’ practices in a hands on way, and to share this with the wider Lab and public. After some chalk-and-cheese …

Stephanie Milsom

Stephanie Milsom is a self-obsessed artist and academic based in Melbourne, Australia. Her research explores the autobiographical potential of computational processes. She is forever chasing lost time

The Thesis is Present(ed)

From 12–28 June in the non/fictionLab’s Urban Writing House, Peta Murray performs The Thesis is Present(ed), a durational live art work investigating the possibilities of performance-based work as published research. Peta Murray’s acclaimed PhD project, Essayesque Dismemoir: w/rites of elder-flowering, concerned the lived experience of ageing – especially in one’s artistic practice – and the …

Tracy O’Shaughnessy

Tracy O’Shaughnessy is currently Program Manager of RMIT’s Master of Writing and Publishing. In 2016, she established RMIT’s Bowen Street Press, a student-led publishing house that forms the backbone of the Master of Writing and Publishing. Tracy brings over 20 years’ experience as a trade publisher to these roles. Throughout her diverse publishing career she …

Sophie Cunningham

Sophie Cunningham is an RMIT Adjunct Professor collaborating with the non/fictionLab. Sophie is a highly respected writer, editor and publisher. She has been active in the publishing industry for thirty years, as a book editor and publisher, and as author of four books (two of fiction, Geography and Bird, and two of nonfiction, Melbourne and Warning: The Story of Cyclone Tracy). …

Deborah Wardle

Deborah Wardle is a third year PhD candidate in Creative Writing. She has fiction and non-fiction stories published by Spinifex Press, Meanjin, Overland, The Big Issue, Castlemaine Independent and Palliative Care Australia’s online journal E-Hospice. She has peer-reviewed articles in Australian and international journals including Meniscus, Mosaic, Fusion, and Animal Studies Journal. Her short story ‘Love Letters’ was shortlisted for the Josephine Ulrick …

Laura Fulton

Laura Fulton is a writer, editor, logistics specialist, casual teacher, dog walker, back yard bird watcher, hapless gardener and world traveller. An adoptee from the Mississippi delta region of Arkansas, she is currently working on a PhD exploring the ways in which shifts in identity and a sense of belonging might shape and be shaped …

Else Fitzgerald

Else Fitzgerald is the non/fictionLab coordinator. Else is an Arts Programmer with many years experience working in the Australian literary sector. She was previously the Program Manager for the Emerging Writers’ Festival and Melbourne Knowledge Week, and has worked with various literary organisations including Melbourne Writers Festival and Writers Victoria. Else has experience judging literary …

Seth Keen

Seth Keen is a media educator, researcher and award-winning designer with a record of collaborating on transdisciplinary research, not-for-profit and public sector projects. He is skilled in nonfiction, audiovisual media design that includes working with emerging web and mobile media technologies. Transdisciplinary collaborations include codesigning projects within the areas of disaster resilience, Indigenous self-determination, cultural …

What our members have been up to…

The non/fictionLab’s members work across a range of disciplines, with a diverse range of outcomes. Here’s a round up of some of their achievements over the past couple of months – we’re pretty proud of them! Rose Michael’s reflection on higher education What I learnt from my PhD (in Creative Writing) and Brigid Magner’s essay on literary …