Ms Karen Le Rossignol



Senior Lecturer in Writing and Literature


Faculty of Arts and Education


SCCA Arts & Ed


Melbourne Burwood Campus

+61 3 924 46468

Research interests

*Creative Nonfiction and the essay form

*Associational narrative/storytelling using virtual world scenarios

*Working with freelance artists, creative teams and arts industry - cross-disciplinary applied research projects

*Developing and managing fiction and nonfiction book projects - working in collaborations

Teaching interests


BA (Professional and Creative Writing)
- Creative Nonfiction

- Writing for Professional Practice

Professional and Creative Writing Honours: Writing Manifestos, Creative Nonfiction research projects


Freelancing in the Arts - cross-disciplinary work-integrated learning

Postgraduate coursework

Creative Enterprise development

Creative Industries Internships and work-integrated learning

Research projects

Units taught

ALW223, ALW394 - Creative Nonfiction

ALR715 New Ventures in Creative Enterprise

ACC201 Freelancing in the Arts

ALW729 Writing for Communication Media

ALX721 Creative Industries Internships



Freeman, R. and Le Rossignol, K. 2013 ‘Disruption and Resonance in the Personal Essay’, 28-30 June, Great Writing, UK 

Le Rossignol, K. 2013 ‘Virtual Villages: Networking a Global Archipelago’, International Conference on Future Directions in the Humanities, 19-21 June, Budapest, Hungary


Freeman, R. and Le Rossignol, K. 2012 ‘Fragmented Encounters with Creative Nonfiction’ at 17th National Conference of AAWP Encounters: place | situation | context, 25-27 November 2012, Deakin University, Geelong

Le Rossignol, K. 2012 ‘Archipelago Design, Associational Narrative and VIrtual Learning Environments’, 19th International Conference on Learning, 14-16 August 2012, London Institute of Education, University of London, London UK

Le Rossignol, K. 2011 ‘Towards Deakinopolis: a cross-disciplinary and cross-faculty simulation development’ at Educating the professions: new curricula, new pedagogies and new technologies, Teaching and Learning Nov 2-3 2011, Deakin University,  Burwood Vic.

Le Rossignol, K. 2011 ‘Strategic Resource Design – Virtualopolis and the interactive virtual team scenario’ at 1st Global Conference Experiential Learning in Virtual Worlds, 20 to 22 March 2011, Prague, Czech Republic


Freeman, R and Le Rossignol, K, ‘Creative nonfiction: framing the nexus between literary fiction and journalism’ at Tertiary Writing Network: Writing the Future, 2-3 December 2010, Victoria University, Wellington, NZ

Le Rossignol, K, ‘Strategic Resource Design – Virtualopolis and the interactive virtual team scenario’ at The Changing Face of Education 5th ERGA Conference, 23-24 September 2010, University of Adelaide, South Australia

Le Rossignol, K. 2010 ‘Creative experiential collaborations in communications courses for the net generation’, at Reshaping Higher Education Conference, 6-9 July 2010, HERDSA, Melbourne, Australia

Le Rossignol, K and Osborne, A, 2010 ‘Internationalising beyond the curriculum - exploring models to engage with international students’ aspirations and expectations’ at Internationalisation of the Curriculum for Global Citizenship: Policies, Practices and Pitfalls Conference, 17-18 June 2010, CICIN, Oxford Brookes University, UK 


Le Rossignol, K. 2009 ‘Social Entrepreneurship and Experiential Learning’, at International Conference – Harnessing Entrepreneurial Potential of Women for Economic Growth, Manipal, India, January 2009, Manipal Institute of Management/ASCENT (Asian Centre for Entrepreneurial Initiatives)

Le Rossignol, K. 2009 ‘Designing Collaborative e-Learning for the Net Generation’, presented at  International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS) International Conference IADIS e-Learning 2009 Portugal 2009

Le Rossignol, K. 2009 Experienced stories: ways of seeing/learning Refereed abstract Double Dialogues conference 11/12 December 2009 – Hidden Stories   


Le Rossignol, K. 2008 ‘Designing Blended Learning in Higher Education: The Neomillenial Learner and mediated immersion’, 6th International Conference on New Directions in Humanities, Istanbul, Turkey July 15-18 2008 

Freeman, R. and Le Rossignol, K., 'Taking Risks: Workplace Learning and the Writing Student', Australian Association of Writing Programs Conference Creativity and Uncertainty, UTS Sydney, November 27-29 2008  

Research groups

Creative Arts Emerging Research Group, Flows and Catchments - Deakin University

Virtual Worlds Working Group - Australia

Experiential Learning in Virtual Worlds Steering Group -, UK


Deakin University Excellence in Teaching Award (2007)
Australian Learning and Teaching Council Citation for Teaching Excellence (2008)


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Unsettling creativity: intercultural spaces, study abroad and internationlization beyond the curriculum

Ms Karen Le Rossignol, Dr Cassandra Atherton

(2016), pp. 303-321, Internacionalizacao do curriculo, Brasil, B1


Disruption and resonance in the personal essay

Ms Robin Freeman, Ms Karen Le Rossignol

(2015), Vol. 12, pp. 384-397, New writing: the international journal for the practice and theory of creative writing, London, Eng., C1


Dreaming well-being into being: dualities of virtual-actual communities

Ms Karen Le Rossignol

(2015), pp. 155-176, Spatiality and symbolic expression: on the links between place and culture, Basingstoke, Eng., B1


Writer-as-narrator: engaging the debate around the (un)reliable narrator in memoir and the personal essay

Ms Robin Freeman, Ms Karen Le Rossignol

(2015), Vol. 19, pp. 1-1, Text: journal of writing and writing programs, Nathan, Qld., C1


Designing blended learning

Ms Karen Le Rossignol

(2014), pp. 1-16, Engaging hybrid and blended learning in higher education, Champaign, Ill., B1


Virtual villages: networking the global archipelago

Ms Karen Le Rossignol

(2014), pp. 1-9, At the edge of the rift, Witney, England, B1


Rhetoric and reality: critical perspectives on education in a 3D virtual world

Sue Gregory, Brent Gregory, Dr Denise Wood, Des Butler, Sarah Pasfield-Neofitou, Merle Hearns, Sarah de Freitas, Helen Farley, Dr Ian Warren, Lisa Jacka, Frederick Stokes-Thompson, Robert Cox, Patricia Crowther, Clare Atkins, Marcus McDonald, Torsten Reiners, Lincoln Wood, Dr Jenny Sim, Scott Grant, Chris Campbell, Mathew Hillier, Grant Meredith, Caroline Steel, Jay Jay Jegathesan, Dr Jason Zagami, Suku Sukunesan, Belma Gaukrodger, Stefan Schutt, Ms Karen Le Rossignol, Matt Hill, Pete Rive, Xiangyu Wang

(2014), pp. 279-289, ASCILITE 2014 : Proceeding of the 31st Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education, Brisbane, Qld., E1


Understanding aspirations and expectations of international students in Australian higher education

Dr Fara Azmat, Ms Angela Osborne, Ms Karen Le Rossignol, Dr Uma Jogulu, Prof Ruth Rentschler, Prof Ian Robottom, Vanaja Malathy

(2013), Vol. 33, pp. 97-111, Asia Pacific journal of education, Oxon, England, C1


The Virtualopolis archipelago: creatively interconnecting work-based virtual scenarios

Ms Karen Le Rossignol

(2013), pp. 151-169, Experiential learning in virtual worlds, Oxfordshire, England, B1


Virtual worlds in Australian and New Zealand higher education: Remembering the past, understanding the present and imagining the future

Sue Gregory, Brent Gregory, Torsten Reiners, Ali Fardinpour, Matthew Hillier, Mark J W Lee, Lisa Jacka, Des Butler, David Holloway, Scott Grant, Merle Hearns, Kim Flintoff, Jay Jay Jegathesan, David Ellis, Marcus McDonald, Frederick Stokes-Thompson, Belma Gaukrodger, Dr Jason Zagami, Chris Campbell, Xiangyu Wang, Jamie Garcia Salinas, Swee-Kin Loke, Sheila Scutter, Christine Newman, Dr Ning Gu, Stefan Schutt, Helen Farley, Anton Bogdanovych, Tomas Trescak, Simeon Simoff, Caroline Steel, Penny Neuendorf, Matt Bower, Lindy McKeown Orwin, Tom Kerr, Dr Ian Warren, Dr Denise Wood, Charlynn Miller, Shane Mathews, Dale Linegar, Vicki Knox, Yvonne Masters, Ross Brown, Grant Meredith, Clare Atkins, Angela Giovanangeli, Ms Karen Le Rossignol, Andrew Cram, Eimear Muir-Cochrane, Arin Basu, Michael Jacobson, Ian Larson

(2013), pp. 312-324, Electric Dreams: 30th ASCILITE Conference, Sydney, NSW, E1


Clarifying creative nonfiction through the personal essay

Ms Robin Freeman, Ms Karen Le Rossignol

(2012), Vol. 15, pp. 1-11, Text, Nathan, QLD., C1


Sustaining the future through virtual worlds

Sue Gregory, Brent Gregory, Mathew Hillier, Lisa Jacka, Stefan Schutt, David Ellis, Frederick Stokes-Thompson, Dr Denise Wood, Yvonne Masters, Helen Farley, Lindy Orwin, Ieva Stupans, Sheila Scutter, Dr Ian Warren, Caroline Steel, Penelope Neuendorf, Matt Bower, Charlynn Miller, Shane Mathews, Des Butler, Merle Hearns, Jaime Garcia, Jay Jay Jegathesan, Ross Brown, Grant Meredith, Eimear Muir-Cochran, Kim Flintoff, Scott Grant, Clare Atkins, Belma Gaukrodger, Angela Giovanangeli, Ms Karen Le Rossignol, Ian Larson, Andrew Cram, Dale Linegar, Xiangyu Wang, Tracey Muir, Mrs Janette Grenfell, Ben Cleland, Edith Piallat, Anthony Williams, Lyn Hay, Dr Ning Gu, Angela McCarthy, Simeon Simoff, Anton Bogdanovych

(2012), pp. 361-368, ascilite 2012 : Future Challenges, Sustainable Futures : proceedings of the 2012 Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education conference, Wellington, N. Z., E1


Archipelago design : virtualopolis and the interactive virtual team scenario

Ms Karen Le Rossignol

(2011), pp. 147-154, Experiential learning in virtual worlds, Witney, England, B1


Taking risks- experiential learning and the writing student

Ms Robin Freeman, Ms Karen Le Rossignol

(2010), Vol. 50, pp. 75-99, Australian journal of adult learning, Canberra, A.C.T., C1


Experiential learning through virtual scenarios

Ms Karen Le Rossignol

(2010), pp. 300-313, Interaction in communication technologies and virtual learning environments : human factors, Hershey, Pa., B1


Designing blended learning in higher education : the neomillenial learner and mediated immersion

Ms Karen Le Rossignol

(2009), Vol. 6, pp. 53-60, The international journal of the humanities, Altona, Vic., C1



Industry and Other Funding

Researching and Writing The Wintringham Story

Ms Karen Le Rossignol, Prof Clare Bradford

  • 2009: $40,000


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