Dr Patrick West

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Senior Lecturer

Faculty

Faculty of Arts and Education

Department

SCCA Arts & Ed

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Melbourne, 1995

Biography

I am a writer and academic with an established profile within and outside of academia as a creative writing practitioner, literary critic, and academic specialist in areas including creative writing theory, practice as research, place-based studies, the history, theory and practice of the short story and novel, the theory and practice of scriptwriting and cross-artform productions, and various domains of cultural, feminist and text-based (especially screen-based and page-based) theory. Most of my education took place in Melbourne, highlighted by a PhD from The University of Melbourne (1995), but I have also studied, researched and taught in universities across Australia, China and Europe. Interwoven with my disciplinary and cross-disciplinary expertise and the projects this expertise sustains, I have a special interest in global postgraduate education and in the design and running of PhD teaching and learning models aimed at maximum student satisfaction combined with high-level pedagogic, community and research impacts. I have won numerous awards and prizes for my creative writing (especially for my short stories), had success with both internal and external competitive grant applications, and am often invited to examine and supervise PhD and other theses. I have a Master of Arts (Creative Writing) from Edith Cowan University (1999) and a Bachelor of Arts (Degree with Honours, 1st Class) from The University of Melbourne (1990). I also have a Graduate Certificate in Higher Education from Griffith University (2001). I have been a writer in residence at least twice. For several years, I led the Deakin University and community-based creative-arts research group, Flows & Catchments. In 2016, I took on the role of Higher Degree Research Coordinator in the School of Communication and Creative Arts at Deakin University. I am a regular referee for various academic and creative-arts journals and I am a full member of the peak Australian professional writing body, the Australian Society of Authors (ASA).

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Biography summary

I am a writer and academic active across the borderlines of academia and public spaces of discourse and impact and my expertise straddles creative-arts practice and various modes of academic-disciplinary and cultural theory.

Research interests

Creative Writing

Short Story

Practice as Research

Place-Based Studies

Cross-Artform Collaboration

Literary and Screen Theory

Global Postgraduate Education

Teaching interests

Professional and Creative Writing, especially at first-year level

Practice as Research, especially for creative writers

Short Story (history, theory and practice)

The PhD within a global context

Units taught

ALW101 Writing Craft

ALW102 Writing Spaces

Knowledge areas

Creative Writing

Professional Writing

Short Story

Practice as Research

Place-Based Studies

Cross-Artform Collaboration

Literary and Screen Theory

Global Postgraduate Education

Conferences

Conference and Other Professional Presentations: Approximately 75.

Publications

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2016

Poetry

Dr Patrick West

(2016), pp. 1-1, Text: journal of writing and writing courses, Gold Coast, Qld., J2

works
2015

Towards a "non-didactic didacticism" of the sociopolitical: assemblages and the event in surface tension and shame

Ms Cathryn Louise Perazzo, Dr Patrick West

(2015), pp. 1-15, Axon: creative explorations, Canberra, A.C.T., C1

journal

The creative arts, environmental crises & well-being in globalized place: methodological considerations for an ecocritical mode of practice-based research.

Dr Patrick West, Dr Brad Warren

(2015), Vol. 1, pp. 156-184, Green humanities, Norfolk, Va., C1

journal
2014

Nhill

Dr Patrick West

(2014), pp. 145-153, Cracking the spine : ten short Australian stories and how they were written, Strawberry Hills, NSW, J1

works

Pauline Kael and the Western genre as critical displacement of self & nation: metaphorics and affects of 'taste' in American film criticism

Dr Patrick West

(2014), pp. 1-10, Text, Gold Coast, Qld., C1

journal

Writing “nhill” : the short story as still life

Dr Patrick West

(2014), pp. 154-162, Cracking the spine : ten short Australian stories and how they were written, Strawberry Hills, N. S. W., B1

chapter
2013

Souvenirs of the senses

Miss Valerie Jeremijenko, Dr Patrick West, A/Prof Jondi Keane

(2013), Doha, Qatar, J1

works

Qasmonauts

Dr Patrick West

(2013), Doha, Qatar, J1

works

Drawing the line: Chinese calligraphy, cultural materialisms and the “remixing of remix"

Dr Patrick West, Cher Coad

(2013), Vol. 16, pp. 1-6, M/C Journal, Brisbane, Qld., C1

journal

From ecological creativity to an ecology of well-being: 'flows & catchments' as a case study of NVivo

Dr Patrick West, Dr Brad Warren

(2013), Vol. 5, pp. 1-15, Landscapes: the journal of the international centre for landscape and language, Perth, WA, C1

journal

Fell away….

Dr Patrick West

(2013), Warrnambool, Vic., J1

works

The artist as time swimmer

Dr Patrick West

(2013), Warrnambool, Vic., J2

works

Cross-artform creative practice as still-life recovery: Chinese-Western materialisms of time, writing and death

Dr Patrick West, Cher Coad

(2013), pp. 1-14, Axon: creative explorations: contemporary creativity, poetry, images and design, Canberra, ACT, C1

journal

Motherhood statements

Dr Patrick West

(2013), pp. 49-52, Meniscus, Canberra, ACT, J2

works

Souvenirs of the senses: collaborative and cross-artform makings

Dr Patrick West, A/Prof Jondi Keane, Miss Valerie Jeremijenko, Bryad Yyellard

(2013), pp. -, Proceedings of the 18th conference of the Australasian Association of Writing Programs, Canberra, ACT, E1

conference

Material writing: Towards hybrid-making

A/Prof Jondi Keane, Dr Patrick West, Miss Valerie Jeremijenko

(2013), pp. -, Proceedings of the 18th conference of the Australasian Association of Writing Programs, Canberra, ACT, E1

conference

Spinoza/space/speed/sublime: Problems of philosophy and politics in the post-colonial fiction of Gerald Murnane

Dr Patrick West

(2013), Vol. 4, pp. 1-15, Journal of Postcolonial Cultures and Societies, Celina, Ohio, C1

journal

Words and things: souvenirs of over-site/over-sight for place-making

A/Prof Jondi Keane, Dr Patrick West, Miss Valerie Jeremijenko

(2013), pp. 1-12, Proceedings of the 18th Australasian Association of Writing Programs Conference; 2013, Canberra, ACT, E1

conference
2012

After all, everything

Dr Patrick West, Ms Rozalind Drummond

(2012), Melbourne, Vic, J2

works

The world-swimmers

Dr Patrick West

(2012), pp. -, Verity La, Canberra, ACT, J2

works

Stay with me here

Dr Patrick West, Ms Rozalind Drummond

(2012), Lake Bolac, Vic, J2

works

Sisters of the sun

Dr Patrick West, Mr Simon Wilmot

(2012), Melbourne, Vic, J1

works

"Flows and catchments" : a mixed method study utilising nvivo to facilitate cross-disciplinary collaboration incorporating practice-based research

Dr Patrick West, Dr Brad Warren

(2012), pp. -, Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Social Science Methodology, Sydney, N. S. W., E1

conference

Zones of practice : embodiment and creative arts research

Ms Rozalind Drummond, A/Prof Jondi Keane, Dr Patrick West

(2012), Vol. 15, pp. 1-1, M/C Journal, Brisbane, Qld., C1

journal
2010

‘Coded in a code of the world' : minor literature and the time-image hidden in Janet Frame’s late fiction?

Dr Patrick West

(2010), pp. 1-12, Double dialogues, Canterbury, Vic., C1

journal

Snowed under by tropical thoughts of snow

Dr Patrick West

(2010), pp. 5-6, Paperplates : a magazine for fifty readers, Toronto, Canada, J2

works

Visiting possum brings tidings of joy

Dr Patrick West

(2010), pp. 153-154, Page seventeen, Knoxfield, Vic., J2

works

The bird-watcher

Dr Patrick West

(2010), pp. 11-15, Landscapes, Mount Lawley, W. A., J2

works

Spurned Winged Lover

Dr Patrick West

(2010), pp. -, Mascara literary review, Wahroonga, N.S.W., J2

works

‘Fell away towards the river. . . .’

Dr Patrick West

(2010), pp. 101-104, Journal of postcolonial cultures and societies, Delray Beach, Fla., J2

works
2009

Un-disciplined creatures : animal and human "becomings" in CSI Miami

Dr Patrick West

(2009), pp. 136-149, Of mice and men : animals in human culture, Newcastle upon Tyne, England, B1

chapter

The city of our times : space, identity, and the body in CSI : Miami

Dr Patrick West

(2009), pp. 111-131, The CSI effect : television, crime, and governance, Lanham, Md., B1-1

chapter
2008

Nhill

Dr Patrick West

(2008), pp. 61-70, The penguin book of the road, Camberwell, Vic., J2

works

Abject jurisdictions : CSI: Miami, globalisation and the body politic

Dr Patrick West

(2008), Vol. 3, pp. 60-75, Critical studies in television : scholarly studies in small screen fictions, Manchester, England, C1-1

journal

Theoretical allegory/allegorical theory : (post-)colonial spatializations in Janet Frame's The Carpathians and Julia Kristeva's The Old Man and the Wolves

Dr Patrick West

(2008), Vol. 26, pp. 73-94, Journal of New Zealand literature, Wellington, N.Z., C1-1

journal

“A world the shape of an eye”: Gerald Murnane's The Plains and Benedictus de Spinoza

Dr Patrick West

(2008), pp. 69-78, Fact & fiction : readings in Australian literature, New Delhi, India, B1-1

chapter

The arts of gain : usury and substance in Elizabeth Jolley's The Newspaper of Claremont Street

Dr Patrick West

(2008), Vol. 22, pp. 65-70, Antipodes, Brooklyn, N.Y., C1-1

journal

Natural history (world-swimming)

Dr Patrick West

(2008), pp. 33-38, The best Australian stories 2008, Melbourne, Vic., J2

works
2007

Recorded-voice formative assessment for creative writing students : a case study

Dr Patrick West

(2007), pp. 1-12, Segue : a journal of the arts, writing on writing, Middletown, Oh., C1-1

journal

Selling the script! The pedagogy of film co-production scriptwriting

Dr Patrick West, Cher Coad

(2007), pp. 1-8, Segue : a journal of the arts, writing on writing, Middletown, Oh., C1-1

journal

Horatio Caine's sunglasses and the criminalist viewer : looking and being looked at

Dr Patrick West

(2007), pp. 140-152, Reading CSI : crime tv under the microscope, London, England, B1-1

chapter

Is near to . . . and is . . . distant from : exegetical manoeuvres in Janet Frame’s The Carpathians

Dr Patrick West

(2007), pp. -, AAWP 2007 : and is papers: proceedings of the 12th conference of the AAWP, Canberra, A.C.T., E1-1

conference
2006

creativity.com : Aladdin's cave or pandora's box?

A/Prof Benjamin Isakhan, Mr Jason Nelson, Dr Patrick West

(2006), Vol. 9, pp. 1-1, M/C : a journal of media and culture, Brisbane, Qld., C1-1

journal

Abjection as 'singular politics' in Janet Frame's The Carpathians

Dr Patrick West

(2006), Vol. 9, pp. -, M/C journal, Brisbane, Qld., C1-1

journal

Convergence potentials of collaboration and adaptation : a case study in progress

Dr Patrick West

(2006), Vol. 9, pp. -, M/C journal, Brisbane, Qld., C1-1

journal
2005

Abjection and midwifery : towards a revision of Julia Kristeva's theory of the maternal

Dr Patrick West

(2005), Vol. 3, pp. 1-14, Verb, Bethlehem, Pa., C1-1

journal