Staff profile - Patrick West

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Dr Patrick West

Position: Senior Lecturer
role description
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Arts and Education
Department: SCCA Arts & Ed
Campus: Melbourne Burwood Campus
Phone: +61 3 924 43953 +61 3 924 43953
Email: patrick.west@deakin.edu.au

Biography

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).


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.


Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Melbourne, 1995


Personal website

http://scholar.google.com.au/citations?hl=en&user=ojO6a0YAAAAJ

Academic

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


Subjects and units currently teaching

ALW101 Writing Craft

ALW102 Writing Spaces


Expertise categories

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 and seminars

Conference and Other Professional Presentations: Approximately 75.

Related Links

Patrick's Thoughts on Writing Practice


Research

Research interests

Creative Writing

Short Story

Practice as Research

Place-Based Studies

Cross-Artform Collaboration

Literary and Screen Theory

Global Postgraduate Education


Research page

https://www.deakin.edu.au/apps/research/find-a-researcher/21197/Dr-Patrick-West


Publications

Publications

Books:

2014:

West, Patrick and Om Prakash Dwivedi (eds). The World to Come. Stories. Strawberry Hills, NSW: Spineless Wonders, 2014, ISBN 978-1-925052-04-6.

2011:

West, Patrick. The World Swimmers. Perth: ICLL (The International Centre for Landscape and Language) for CREATEC at Edith Cowan University, 2011, ISBN 978-0-9870545-1-7.

Chapbooks:

2014:

West, Patrick and Flows & Catchments Research Group. Flows & Catchments: Place. Ed. Cathryn Perazzo. Burwood, VIC: Flows & Catchments Steering Group, Deakin University, 2014, ISSN 2204-1788.

Refereed Journal Articles: Approximately 25.

Book Chapters: Approximately 10.

Refereed Conference Publications: Approximately 10.

Short Stories: Approximately 35.

Numerous other publications in creative non-fiction, literary journalism, book reviews, encyclopedia entries, scriptwriting, poetry, writing for exhibition, exhibition catalogue essays, copywriting, etc.


Link to publications

http://scholar.google.com.au/citations?hl=en&user=ojO6a0YAAAAJ


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