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A/Prof. Patrick West

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Associate Professor of Writing and Literature

Faculty

Faculty of Arts and Education

Department

SCCA Arts & Education

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Melbourne, 1995

Biography

I am a researcher, educator, creative writer, project collaborator and public intellectual.

My PhD from the University of Melbourne (1995) elaborated on the work of Julia Kristeva and I have a Master of Arts (Creative Writing) from Edith Cowan University (1999).

I took up an ongoing position at Griffith University in 2000, where I also completed a Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (2001). In 1997, I worked for one year at the Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, Guangzhou, China.

In 2009 I came to Deakin University.

I conduct research within and across traditional and non-traditional domains and I have a special interest in debates concerning the PhD of the Future.

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Biography summary

Researcher

Educator

Creative Writer

Project Collaborator

Public Intellectual

Research interests

Architecture

Creative Writing

Place

Practice-Led Research

Affiliations

The Institute of Postcolonial Studies

Australasian Corrections Education Association (ACEA)

Australasian Association of Writing Programs (AAWP)

Australian Society of Authors (ASA) (Full Member)

Literature and its Readers Discipline Research Cluster

Creative Writing Discipline Research Cluster

HOME Research Hub

Deakin Motion Lab (People and Objects)

Teaching interests

Creative Writing

Scriptwriting

Research Communication

Higher Degree Research Supervision

Knowledge areas

Creative Writing

Scriptwriting

The Short Story

Place and Space

Architecture

Practice-Led Research

The Future of the PhD

Expertise

Practice-Led Research; Creative Writing; Literature
  • Literature
  • Literature & creative writing

Research groups

Literature and its Readers Discipline Research Cluster

Creative Writing Discipline Research Cluster

HOME Research Hub

Deakin Motion Lab (People and Objects)

Publications

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2020

Thom Gunn's "The Annihilation of Nothing" and the negative capability of dream poetry

Patrick West

(2020), Vol. 23, pp. 1-1, M/C journal, Brisbane, Qld., C1

journal article

The PhD by prior publications in the creative arts at Deakin University: advancing industry engagement and social justice outcomes in the doctoral degree (research)

Patrick West

(2020), Vol. 24, pp. 1-21, TEXT: journal of writing and writing courses, Gold Coast, Qld., C1

journal article

The transformation of architectural knowledge: towards an ethics of poetry in Thom Gunn's 'The Annihilation of Nothing'

Patrick West

(2020), Vol. 10, pp. 1-20, Axon: creative explorations, Canberra, A.C.T., C1

journal article

The CCTV Headquarters-Horizontal Skyscraper or Vertical Courtyard? Anomalies of Beijing Architecture, Urbanism, and Globalisation

Patrick West, Cher Coad

(2020), Vol. 23, pp. 0-0, M/C Journal, Brisbane, Qld, C1

journal article

The Dancing Between Two Worlds project: background, methodology and learning to approach community in place

Anindita Banerjee, Shaun McLeod, Gretel Taylor, Patrick West

(2020), Vol. 10, pp. 1-33, Landscapes: the journal of the International Centre for Landscapes and Language, Mount Lawley, W. A., C1

journal article

Pauline

Patrick West

(2020), Vol. 24, pp. 1-25, Text : the journal of the Australian Association of Writing Programs, Gold Coast, Qld., JO3

Non-Traditional Research Output

'Eggs, Hair, Seeds, Milk'

Patrick West

(2020), Vol. 10, pp. 1-11, Landscapes: the Journal of the International Centre for Landscape and Language: Landscapes: ‘The Idea of North’, Perth, W.A., JO3

Non-Traditional Research Output
2019

Regionalism, well-being, and domestic violence in Tony Birch's "the red house"

Patrick West

(2019), Vol. 22, M/C journal, Kelvin Grove, Qld., C1

journal article

'Practice-led research: wandering from 'Nhill' to 'Nil' to '36.3328°S, 141.6503°E'

Patrick West

(2019), Vol. 13, pp. 1-24, Bukker Tillibul: the online journal of writing and practice-led research, Melbourne, Vic., C1

journal article

Sand Castles are Immaculate Childhood; Or, Form Ever Follows Function

Patrick West

(2019), Vol. 23, pp. 1-3, TEXT: Journal of Writing and Writing Courses, Brisbane, Qld., J3

Non-Traditional Research Output

An Aura Nothing Out of the Ordinary

Patrick West

(2019), Vol. 13, pp. 92-104, Prosopisia: An International Journal of Poetry & Creative Writing, Ajmer, India, J2

Non-Traditional Research Output
2017

'Nhill' and the Aboriginal Language Revival movement: relational identity, short story titles and 'contracts of homophony'

P West

(2017), Vol. 21, pp. 0-0, Text: Journal of writing and writing courses, Canberra, A.C.T., C1

journal article

Between North-South Civil War and East-West Manifest Destiny: Herman Melville's "I and My Chimney" as Geo-Historical Allegory

P West

(2017), Vol. 20, pp. 1-1, M/C Journal, Brisbane, QLD, C1

journal article

Landmarks: microfiction and prose poems

Cassandra Atherton

(2017), Strawberry Hills, N.S.W., A7

edited book

In brief

P West

(2017), pp. 61-61, Landmarks : microfiction and prose poems, Strawberry Hills, N.S.W., J2

Non-Traditional Research Output

Nil

P West

(2017), The Centre, Beaudesert, J2

Non-Traditional Research Output
2016

'"Glossary Islands" as sites of the "abroad" in post-colonial literature: towards a new methodology for language and knowledge relations in Keri Hulme's The Bone People and Melissa Lucashenko's Mullumbimby

P West

(2016), Vol. 19, pp. 1-1, M/C Journal, Australia, C1

journal article

Poetry

P West

(2016), Vol. 20, pp. 1-1, Text, Gold Coast, Qld., J2

Non-Traditional Research Output

Doorknocking

Patrick West

(2016), Vol. 30, pp. 326-337, ANTIPODES-A GLOBAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIAN/NEW ZEALAND LITERATURE, J1

Non-Traditional Research Output

Cicely, sis

P West

(2016), Vol. 4, pp. 51-55, Meniscus, [Australia], J2

Non-Traditional Research Output
2015

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

C Perazzo, P West

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

journal article

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

P West, B Warren

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

journal article

Democratic corporealities of love : the architectural cinema and eroticized publics of Pauline Kael

P West

(2015), Vol. 35, pp. 47-55, Post Script, Jacksonville, Fla., C1-1

journal article
2014

Writing "nhill" : the short story as still life

Patrick West

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

book chapter

Writing and the 'moved' subject: or, how black comes from blue but is more than the blue

P West, C Coad

(2014), pp. 69-81, Creative manoeuvres: writing, making, being, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Eng., B1-1

book chapter

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

P West

(2014), Vol. Special Issue: Taste and, and in, writing and publishing, pp. 1-10, Text, Gold Coast, Qld., C1

journal article

Towards a politics and art of the land : gothic cinema of the Australian new wave and its reception by American film critics

P West

(2014), Vol. 17, pp. 1-5, M/C journal, Brisbane, Qld., C1

journal article

Whose hometown? Reception of Bruce Springsteen as an index of Australian national identities

B Warren, P West

(2014), Vol. 1, pp. 74-95, BOSS: the biannual online-journal of Springsteen studies, Charlottesville, Va., C1

journal article

The world to come: stories

O Dwivedi, P West

(2014), Strawberry Hills, N.S.W., A7-1

edited book

Nhill

P West

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

Non-Traditional Research Output

The stillest of seas

P West

(2014), Vol. 2, pp. 1-1, 21D shorts, [Melbourne, Vic.], J3-1

Non-Traditional Research Output
2013

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

P West, C Coad

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

journal article

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

P West, C Coad

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

journal article

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

P West, B Warren

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

journal article

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

P West

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

journal article

Souvenirs of the senses: collaborative and cross-artform makings

P West, J Keane, V Jeremijenko, B Yyellard

(2013), Proceedings of the 18th conference of the Australasian Association of Writing Programs, Canberra, A. C. T., E1

conference

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

J Keane, P West, V Jeremijenko

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

conference

Material writing: Towards hybrid-making

J Keane, P West, V Jeremijenko

(2013), Proceedings of the 18th conference of the Australasian Association of Writing Programs, Canbera, A.C.T., E1

conference

Fell away....

P West

(2013), Warrnambool, Vic., J1

Non-Traditional Research Output

The artist as time swimmer

P West

(2013), Warrnambool, Vic., J2

Non-Traditional Research Output

Souvenirs of the senses

V Jeremijenko, P West, J Keane

(2013), Doha, Qatar, J1

Non-Traditional Research Output

Qasmonauts

P West

(2013), [Doha, Qatar], J1

Non-Traditional Research Output

Motherhood statements

P West

(2013), Vol. 1, pp. 49-52, Meniscus, Canberra, ACT, J2

Non-Traditional Research Output
2012

Zones of practice : embodiment and creative arts research

R Drummond, J Keane, P West

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

journal article

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

P West, B Warren

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

conference

The world-swimmers

P West

(2012), Verity La, Canberra, ACT, J2

Non-Traditional Research Output

Sisters of the sun

P West, S Wilmot

(2012), Melbourne, Vic, J1

Non-Traditional Research Output

After all, everything

P West, R Drummond

(2012), Melbourne, Vic, J2

Non-Traditional Research Output

Stay with me here

P West, R Drummond

(2012), Lake Bolac, Vic, J2

Non-Traditional Research Output
2011

Flows and catchments

D Armstrong, P Carter, R Drummond, D Joseph, J Keane, B Warren, P West, C Williams, S Wilmot

(2011), Warrnambool, Vic., J2

Non-Traditional Research Output

Unsettled Conditions

P West

(2011), pp. 56-61, Going down swinging, Melbourne, Vic., J2

Non-Traditional Research Output
2010

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

P West

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

journal article

The bird-watcher

P West

(2010), Vol. 4, pp. 11-15, Landscapes, Mount Lawley, W. A., J2

Non-Traditional Research Output

Spurned Winged Lover

P West

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

Non-Traditional Research Output

'Fell away towards the river. . . .'

P West

(2010), Vol. 1, pp. 101-104, Journal of postcolonial cultures and societies, Delray Beach, Fla., J2

Non-Traditional Research Output

Snowed under by tropical thoughts of snow

P West

(2010), Vol. 7, pp. 5-6, Paperplates : a magazine for fifty readers, Toronto, Canada, J2

Non-Traditional Research Output

Visiting possum brings tidings of joy

P West

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

Non-Traditional Research Output
2009

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

P West

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

book chapter

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

P West

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

book chapter
2008

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

P West

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

book chapter

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

P West

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

journal article

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

P West

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

journal article

Abject Jurisdictions: CSI: Miami, Globalisation and the Body Politic

Patrick West

(2008), Vol. 3, pp. 60-75, Critical Studies in Television: The International Journal of Television Studies, C1-1

journal article

Nhill

P West

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

Non-Traditional Research Output

Natural history (world-swimming)

P West

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

Non-Traditional Research Output
2007

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

P West

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

book chapter

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

P West

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

journal article

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

P West, C Coad

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

journal article

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

P West

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

conference
2006

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

P West

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

journal article

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

P West

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

journal article

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

B Isakhan, J Nelson, P West

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

journal article
2005

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

P West

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

journal article
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Shotgun

Patrick West

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Non-Traditional Research Output

Funded Projects at Deakin

Other Public Sector Funding

Dancing Between Two Worlds. Citizenship, Well-being and Place: Diasporic Indian Creativity and Australian Identity

Dr Shaun McLeod, A/Prof Patrick West, Dr Simon Wilmot

  • 2019: $5,000

Dancing Between Two Worlds

Dr Shaun McLeod, Dr Gretel Taylor, A/Prof Patrick West, Mrs Anindita Banerjee

  • 2019: $1,540

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2020

Monika Schott

Thesis entitled: A New Understanding Of Abject Communities Through Sewerage Ghost Towns

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication & Creative Arts

2019

Rebecca Carver

Thesis entitled: The Influence of Adversity on the Narrative Construction of Identity

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication & Creative Arts

Cathryn Louise Perazzo

Thesis entitled: Surface Tension: Writing Politics and the Politics of Writing

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication & Creative Arts

2017

Liam Guilar

Thesis entitled: Anhaga: An exploration in poetry of narrative, memory and identity

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication & Creative Arts

2015

Janice McClennan

Thesis entitled: Creative and literary responses to australian middle-class experiences of financial upheaval

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication & Creative Arts

Valerie Jeremijenko

Thesis entitled: A Sibling Romance: The Sound of Romance Reimagined

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication & Creative Arts

Executive Supervisor
2020

Bryan Ott

Thesis entitled: They Sound Human: Crafting Post-Feminist Women in Contemporary Western/Horror

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication & Creative Arts

2019

Joshua Mark Baird

Thesis entitled: The projection of the son: unreliable narration and masculinity

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication & Creative Arts

Elvis Richardson

Thesis entitled: Identity and recognition in the collecting based practices of Elvis Richardson

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication & Creative Arts

Co-supervisor
2020

Rhett Davis

Thesis entitled: Disruption and purpose in experimental fiction and digital storytelling

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication & Creative Arts

Kristin Henry

Thesis entitled: Clans and Tribes: attachment networks of older Australian women

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication & Creative Arts

Associate Supervisor
2020

Simon Jeffrey Wilmot

Thesis entitled: Between Home and Away: Documentary Filmmaking as a Placemaking Practice

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication & Creative Arts

2019

Robyn Fuerst

Thesis entitled: Trauma, Memory and Secrets of Holocaust Survivors and the Second Generation. The Australian Context.

Master of Arts, School of Communication & Creative Arts

Rod Jones

Thesis entitled: Rod Jones: The Practice of Fiction

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication & Creative Arts

2018

Gregory Day

Thesis entitled: The Ocean Last Night - an Exegesis & Creative Artefact

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication & Creative Arts

2017

Debra Wain

Thesis entitled: Keepers of Culture: Women, Food and Writing

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication & Creative Arts

2016

Angelina Mirabito

Thesis entitled: What Reading and Writing Trauma Fiction Illuminate about Post-Traumatic Growth.

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication & Creative Arts

Scott Michael Pearce

Thesis entitled: Hegemonic Masculinity in Transition The Frontier Myth in Australian Westerns

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication & Creative Arts

2015

Kaya Tatjana Barry

Thesis entitled: Creativity in-transit: material ideals and spatial negotiations

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication & Creative Arts

2013

Daniel Tom Baker

Thesis entitled: Exploring the fantastic: new critical frameworks in an evolving genre

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication & Creative Arts