Literature and writing research

The School of Communication and Creative Arts (SCCA) conducts research in the broad areas of media and communication, literature and culture and the creative and performing arts.

Researchers work in partnership with arts bodies, local councils, major festivals, libraries and schools, community groups and corporate partners to deliver traditional humanities research, and cutting-edge, non-traditional research outcomes.

Groundbreaking original research

Communication and creative arts researchers at Deakin achieve world-class outcomes in communications and media research in film, television and digital media, in performing art and creative writing, and in literary studies.

The SCCA's research is founded on the rich historical dimensions of humanities research, but is also all about the new cultural landscape generated by technological revolutions and social changes.

The school’s research outcomes are innovative and experimental, exploring emergent concepts and fresh practices that track the new connections between communication, creativity and public spaces.

Researchers achieve national and international recognition for their work in:

  • film studies and the production of films
  • the politics and craft of journalism and the news
  • technologically-mediated performance, including dance and drama
  • historical and contemporary dimensions of literary texts and publics
  • creative writing
  • sculpture
  • installation and public art
  • photography and performance art.

Our researchers

  • Dr Cassandra Atherton
  • Professor Clare Bradford
  • Dr Elizabeth Bullen
  • Associate Professor Marion Campbell
  • Dr Shih-Wen (Sue) Chen
  • Associate Professor Frances Devlin-Glass
  • Professor David McCooey
  • Professor Lyn McCredden
  • Professor Ann McCulloch
  • Dr Kristine Moruzi
  • Dr Antonia Pont
  • Dr Emily Potter
  • Dr Naarah Sawers
  • Dr Michelle Smith
  • Associate Professor Maria Takolander
  • Dr Ann Vickery
  • Dr Patrick West
  • Dr Paul Venzo

Contact us

SCCA research enquiries
Dr Emily Potter
+61 3 9244 6842
Email Dr Potter