Creative Writing

New book by Dr Ali Alizadeh launches 13 September

“miraculous (not a word to use lightly in this context) blending of history, mystery, mysticism and modernity … Jeanne d’Arc’s pulling power is not diminished.” – Sydney Morning Herald, 25 August 2017. The Last Days of Jeanne d’Arc is a new book by Dr Ali Alizadeh, Senior Lecturer in Literary Studies and Creative Writing at Monash University. The book is a literary historical novel about the life of the medieval French heroine Jeanne d’Arc (Engl. Joan of Arc), and is the result of more than twenty years of research and writing. The book will be launched Wednesday 13 September in Melbourne’s CBD …

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Cecile Parrish Memorial Scholarship for Graduate Research in English Literature

We are seeking an enthusiastic and committed graduate research student to the Faculty of Arts, Monash University. This scholarship is endowed by the Cecile Parrish Memorial Fund, established by the trustees of the late Renee Parrish of Singapore in commemoration of her daughter Cecile, a onetime member of the staff of the Department of English,…

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Literary Habitats congratulates “My Place, My Story” winning entries

Literary Habitats is a Monash/Warwick Alliance funded project led by Monash University Prof Sue Kossew and Dr Mridula Chakraborty that, on the Monash side of the project, aimed to explore the ways in which literary activities, broadly defined, circulate in the city of Melbourne, a UNESCO-designated City of Literature. Melbourne is the only such City of…

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LLCL Honours student recognised in prestigious international awards programme

Honours student in Literary Studies, Calvin Fung, has received a High Commendation in The Undergraduate Awards (UA), a global, pan-discipline academic awards programme designed to identify leading creative thinkers through their undergraduate coursework.  Calvin has been invited to attend the UA Global Summit in Dublin this November, where he will rub shoulders with some of the brightest…

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Strong Monash line-up at the Melbourne Writers Festival

Monash University academics are well represented at the Melbourne Writers Festival, a two-week celebration of Australia’s writers, readers and thinkers. Monash University representatives can be found here. Journalism senior lecturer Dr Nasya Bahfen will be speaking at the first session on Friday, August 26. The forum is a free event. Details below … Dr Nasya Bahfen…

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Monash in Focus: Kate Brabon, Vogel's Award winner

Monash in Focus recently featured Australian/Vogel’s Literary Award winner Kate Brabon. Kate is a PhD candidate at Monash, in the Creative Writing program. Her novel, The Memory Artist, is now published by Allen and Unwin.  Read our full interview with Kate on The Memory Artist, her studies and her plans for the future.  Find out…

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Monash Undergraduate Prize for Creative Writing now open

Monash Arts, in collaboration with the Emerging Writers’ Festival, is proud to present the Monash Undergraduate Prize for Creative Writing, a prestigious prize for emerging literary voices. Now in its fifth year, the Prize is a significant literary award for new and emerging writers. The prize is open to both Australian and New Zealand university students, enrolled…

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