Staff profile - David Mccooey

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Prof David McCooey

Position: Personal Chair
role description
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Arts & Education
Department: School of Communication & Creative Arts
Campus: ic1.113, Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus
Phone: +61 3 52271331 +61 3 52271331



  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Sydney, 1994


Professional Associations

  • Association for the Study of Australian Literature
  • American Association of Australian Literary Studies
  • Australian Association of Writing Programs
  • Honorary Associate, The Centre for The Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature, Department of English, Macquarie University, NSW

    Professional activities

  • HDR (Higher Degrees by Research) Coordinator (Geelong campus)
  • Professional and Creative Writing Campus Coordinator (Geelong campus)
  • 2004-2006, Associate Head of School

    Community Involvement

  • Poetry Judge, Peter Porter Poetry Prize (2012-2013)
  • Judge, the National Biography Award (2003; 2010)
  • Poetry Judge, The Age Book of the Year Award (2008; 2011)
  • Convenor, Poetry Judging Panel, Victorian Premier's Literary Awards (2004)
  • co Judge of the Josephine Ulrick Poetry Prize (2003)
  • Associate Editor, Space: New Writing (2003-2006) Editorial Board Membership:
  • Antipodes: The North American Journal of Australian Literature
  • Life Writing

  • Academic

    Subjects and units currently teaching

    second-level literary studies (ALL201/ALL202), professional writing (poetry and creative non-fiction), honours research methods, honours and HDR supervision

    Related Links

    Author page for Salt Publishing
    Page for Outside


    Awards and prizes

  • 2010, the Australian Educational Publishing Awards, Tertiary (Wholly Australian) Scholarly Reference (for the Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature)
  • 2010, NSW Premiers Literary Award (for the Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature)
  • 2006, Mary Gilmore Award (for the best first book of Australian poetry in the preceding two calendar years, for Blister Pack)
  • 1996, NSW Premiers Literary Award (for Artful Histories: Modern Australian Autobiography)
  • 1993, Eva Veronka Vidak Memorial Prize (Sydney University, award for PhD thesis)

  • Research

    Research interests

    Australian poetry and autobiography
    Literature and the public sphere

    Research page

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