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1 (In)famous Subjects : Representing Women's Criminality and Violence in Historical Biofictions Ariella Van Luyn , 2019 single work criticism
— Appears in: New Writing , vol. 16 no. 1 2019; (p. 67-76)

'Historical fiction writers can be drawn to the true stories of women who have committed violent or criminal acts, as are readers. Margaret Atwood's Alias Grace and Hannah Kent's Burial Rites are popular, acclaimed examples of this trend. In my own creative work, Treading Air, I fictionalise the life of Lizzie O’Dea, petty thief and sex worker. The women in these stories are vulnerable subjects unable to give their consent, and the often elliptical and unreliable historical records that are the textual traces of their lives, coupled with the discomfort of the voyeuristic gaze, make representations of criminal women in historical biofiction a fraught act.' (Publication abstract)

1 Changing Tertiary Landscapes for the Artist-academic : Towards a Framework for Nurturing Creative Arts Research beyond the PhD Ariella Van Luyn , Robyn Glade-Wright , 2018 single work criticism
— Appears in: TEXT Special Issue Website Series , October no. 51 2018;

'In changing research climates in Australia, as elsewhere, non-traditional research outputs are increasingly incorporated into the scope of recognised intellectual activities beyond the PhD. While practice-led research has a relatively recent history in Australian universities, increasing numbers of academics hold doctoral level degrees with a creative practice component. In addition, a new focus in ERA on impact, and connections with communities outside academia, represents both challenges and potential for creative writing research. In these changing tertiary landscapes, early career artist-academics navigate complex institutional hierarchies and imperatives. Following Josie Arnold (2012, 2015), this paper takes an autoethnographic, ‘mystory’ approach to addressing these possible tensions and practical imperatives in a changing academic climate, proposing an initial framework for nurturing practice-led research in Australian universities.'  (Publication abstract)

1 A Scree of Lantana Ariella Van Luyn , 2018 single work short story
— Appears in: Island , no. 152 2018; (p. 102)

'Murray heard the sharp, dry crack of the undergrowth, and he was down on his stomach with the rifle pressed into the hollow of his shoulder, thinking of wild pigs. His hands shook with the suddenness of it, and he couldn't adjust the sight. It swung out-wards: he saw the sky framed by the black half-circle of the top of the scope, and a tree looping wildly with the white daytime moon caught in its branches. He brought his other hand up to steady the barrel, trained the sight on the scree of lantana where he thought the sound came from and scanned the scrub. ' (Introduction)

1 The Bridge to the Island Ariella Van Luyn , 2017 single work short story
— Appears in: Social Alternatives , vol. 36 no. 4 2017; (p. 62-65)
1 The Vengeful Tramp Ariella Van Luyn , 2016 single work essay
— Appears in: Good Reading , July 2016; (p. 24-26)

'The jazz era of the 1920s in America was filled with exuberant music, fast cars and young men and women determined to have a good time. But at the same time in working-class Far North Queensland, life wasn’t lived at quite the same level of opulence. In a new novel, Treading Air, Queensland author Ariella Van Luyn uses fiction to investigate the life of a real young woman from Townsville named Lizzie O’Dea, who shot another woman in 1924.'

1 2 y separately published work icon Treading Air Ariella Van Luyn , Mulgrave : Affirm Press , 2016 9188801 2016 single work novel historical fiction

'In 1920s Brisbane, Lizzie O’Dea wants to get away from her dad and the memories of her mum that haunt her. At the races, she meets attractive, war-scarred Joe. When he says that he wants to marry her and take her away to far-flung Townsville, Lizzie sees her chance to escape.

'But Lizzie soon falls through what she’d thought was a safety net. On the fringes of society, she discovers a new sense of independence and sexuality, love and friendship. It’s a precarious life, though. Always on the edge of collapse, eventually it spins out of control.

'Two decades later, Lizzie is sick and worn out. Lying in a Brisbane lock hospital, she thinks about Joe, who’s been lost to her for twenty years. But she’s a survivor. There’s hope yet.' (Publication summary)

1 Lionel Shriver and the Responsibilities of Fiction Writers Ariella Van Luyn , 2016 single work single work essay
— Appears in: The Conversation , 16 September 2016;
'Lionel Shriver’s recent keynote speech at the Brisbane Writers Festival – and the responses to it – have continued an important discussion about questions of privilege and power in writing. ...'
1 Making Stories Matter : Using Participatory New Media Storytelling and Evaluation to Serve Marginalized and Regional Communities Ariella Van Luyn , Helen Klaebe , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: Creative Communities : Regional Inclusion & the Arts 2015; (p. 157-173)
'Van Luyn and Klaebe discuss innovative use of digital technologies to enhance storytelling from regions that have experienced crisis. In this way, they point to new ways to improve community resilience and inclusion. (8-9)
1 Burning the Green Ariella Van Luyn , 2015 single work short story
— Appears in: Tincture Journal , Spring no. 11 2015; (p. 34-39)
1 The Cunning Folk Ariella Van Luyn , 2015 single work short story
— Appears in: Overland , Summer no. 216.5 2015;
1 Introduction to the Creative Writing Ariella Van Luyn , 2014 single work essay
— Appears in: LiNQ , no. 41 2014; (p. 9)
1 St Helena Ariella Van Luyn , 2014 single work short story
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 74 no. 3 2014; (p. 120-130)
1 y separately published work icon Bulldozer Ariella Van Luyn , Strawberry Hills : Spineless Wonders , 2014 11447569 2014 single work short story

'Step into the dysfunctional life of Eunice…

Oblivious to her unhappy marriage, still living in her mother’s house and unable to stop biting her nails, Eunice feels as if she has no control over her own life. When her new husband needs to make a trip for work, Eunice tags along in the caravan without much thought for what it will be like. Left to her own devices, what will she uncover within the deepest recesses of the caravan park… and within herself?'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 Artful Life Stories : Enriching Creative Writing Practice Through Oral History Ariella Van Luyn , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: TEXT : Journal of Writing and Writing Courses , April vol. 17 no. 1 2013;
'This paper, written at the culmination of a practice-led PhD project in creative writing, describes how the author's engagement with oral history theory and practice enriched the design of the novel emerging from the thesis. The novel, based on oral history interviews and archival materials, blurs the boundaries between historically verifiable information and fiction. Many fiction writers draw on interviews and archival material, but not all of them feel so tied to this material that they disclose its influence on their work. However, authors such as Dave Eggers, Anna Funder, Terry Whitebeach and Padma Viswanathan explicitly identify their novels as based on extended oral histories. While these authors describe their process to some extent, there is a lack of deep theoretical discussion around the task of transforming oral histories into fiction. This paper extends this discussion by providing a practitioner's account of how two key concerns of the oral history project in Australia - a concern with subjectivity and making oral history interviews accessible to a wide audience - underpin the design of the novel. The author concludes that the unique qualities of fiction can explore subjective experience, but the authenticity demanded of novels based on verifiable data can be constraining, and should not be elevated above a concern for the satisfactions of the reader.' (Author's abstract)
1 2 y separately published work icon Hidden Objects Ariella Van Luyn , 2012 (Manuscript version)x402213 Z1881271 2012 single work novel
1 Words in the Shape of Darts Ariella Van Luyn , Jarryd Luke , 2011 single work short story
— Appears in: Rex : The Journal of New Writing , vol. 3 no. 2 2011; (p. 24-26)
1 Evelyn on the Verandah Ariella Van Luyn , 2010 single work short story
— Appears in: One Book Many Brisbanes : Fifth Anthology of Brisbane Stories 2010; (p. 165-174)
'Evelyn is almost at the end of Year 12. Her father is a workaholic. The history of Brisbane he's writing is taking over his life and their house in New Farm. And it's ruining his relationship with his daughter. Evelyn is raging; the visions and values her father gave her are unravelling in the world of adults. Escape seems to be the only way out. But what is she leaving behind?' (One Book Many Brisbanes : Fifth Anthology of Brisbane Stories p. 164)
1 Peru Ariella Van Luyn , 2010 single work short story
— Appears in: The Lifted Brow , no. 6 2010; (p. 257-259)