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y separately published work icon TEXT Special Issue Creative Writing and Sport no. 67 2022 25080900 2022 periodical issue 'Until the mid to late 1960s in Australia, the very act of writing about sport – traditionally and essentially a working-class pursuit – would see the words immediately discounted from literary consideration. We now know sport of all kinds to be strong social, historical, increasingly political, and cultural touchstones for many communities here and elsewhere. Through its exploration of the relationships between creative writing and sport, this special issue comfortably eschews the lazy, though sturdy, conventions often ascribed to sports writing – the back page box scores, hagiographic biographies, and relentless match reportage – in favour of examinations of the intersectional, illuminations of the liminal, and foregrounding of the interdisciplinary and eclectic experiences the writing of sport can offer. As a collection, the articles in this issue illustrate the vast array of theoretical approaches brought to sports writing; they survey creative non-fiction and journalistic practices and situate poetry and short and long- form prose related to a diverse range of sporting activities alongside investigations of representation, interrogations of histories, and the combination of creative writing and sports practices as an approach to address trauma.' (Kasey Symons, Lee McGowan and Ali Hickling, Editorial introduction)
y separately published work icon TEXT Special Issue Historical Biofictions from Australia and New Zealand no. 66 2022 24911271 2022 periodical issue

'‘Biofiction’ is a relatively new term for a long established literary practice - centring a new work of fiction around a real person from the past. Recent years have seen enormous growth in the publication of such works, with a related surge in critical interest. There is a significant and growing body of scholarship that evaluates the relationship between the real and imagined in biographical fictions, and the works’ social impacts. Generally, these studies have had a British, European or North American focus. Our aim with this special issue is to draw attention to some of the creative works and critical developments in the Australia and New Zealand region, especially those less covered by existing scholarship.' (Kelly Gardiner Catherine Padmore, Editorial introduction)

y separately published work icon TEXT Special Issue Writing through Things 2 : The Thing as Writing Prompt no. 63 October 2021 23374773 2021 periodical issue 'When writers start thinking about their relationship to things, ideas grow. When we put the call out for papers for this theme, we were so overwhelmed by the response that it became two special issues rather than one – the ideas, and enthusiasm, had grown beyond the bounds of an individual issue.' (Introduction)
y separately published work icon TEXT Special Issue Writing through Things 2 : The Thing as Writing Prompt no. 62 October 2021 23374524 2021 periodical issue

'This special issue of TEXT had its origins in a three-day symposium on Creative Collaborations in Intercultural and Intermedial Spaces, at La Trobe University, 7-9 July 2020.' 

y separately published work icon TEXT Special Issue Writing through Things: Writing the Past and Broken Things no. 61 April 2021 21951975 2021 periodical issue

'This special issue includes traditional articles and creative works that explore the fission between the arena of the mind and the concrete, tangible things of the world around us.'  (Publication abstract)

y separately published work icon TEXT Special Issue 65 2021 23376400 2021 periodical issue 'Writing generated by surfing is extensive. There are surf histories, surf memoirs and biographies, surf journalism and even surf encyclopedias. A developed research literature on surfing examines cultural and economic significance of surf and beach environments. But surprisingly little academic study has examined creative works based around surfing, even though a substantial list of publications (as many as 700, mainly fiction) dates back to the mid-19th Century when Herman Melville and R.M. Ballantyne first used surfing incidents in their novels. Internationally recognised writers who produced literary works based in surfing include Eugene Burdick, Frederick Kohner, Kem Nunn, Don Winslow, and Tim Winton. Recent Australian women writers known for their surf-based novels include Kathy Lette and Gabrielle Carey, Fiona Capp, Favel Parrett, and Madelaine Dickie. Beyond the work of these few named, there are hundreds more novels about surfing in adult, teenage, crime, romance and other popular genres. We believe this Special Issue of TEXT proposed the first call for academic refereed papers on the topic of creative writing and surfing.' (Nigel Krauth, Sally Breen, Tim Baker, Jake Sandtner, Introduction)
y separately published work icon TEXT Special Issue Website Series Indian-Australian Exchanges through Collaborative Poetic Inquiry no. 60 October 2020 20757143 2020 periodical issue

'Poetry, it seems to me, raises the questions of margins and marginality in obvious ways … and yet poetry is central in terms of its contribution to language and thought. (Hecq 2005)

'Liminality indicates a border, a line, and thus some style of crisis – some turn, or act of turning, of crossing from one place or state to another (Meads 2019: 5). It is the discovery of a limit, and simultaneously, realisation that the limit is not the end. There is always some further into and through which to step. What seems a wall is a skin is an interstice is warping, stretching, porous. Like the ‘/’ in the ‘im/possible’ and ‘both/and’, such lines are zones, spaces, gaps for opening and unfolding, sites for play and experimentation, for testing, dreaming, discovering. The liminal is thus imbued with potential: hitherto-unthought thoughts become articulable, letting new knowledges and ways of knowing come to be (Meads 2019: 5-6).' (Jaydeep Sarangi and Amelia Walker, (Introduction)

y separately published work icon TEXT Special Issue Website Series Creating Communities : Collaboration in Creative Writing and Research no. 59 October Lee McGowan (editor), Alex Philp (editor), Ella Jeffery (editor), 2020 20756512 2020 periodical issue 'An Early Career Researcher (ECR), a Higher Degree Research (HDR) candidate and an older researcher walk into a bar … a cliché perhaps, but we are keenly aware that this is all too often how discussions of collaborative endeavours begin. We are confident it is how a number of the contributions in this Special Issue began – the creation of informal spaces, opportunities and networks to make it possible is the focus of at least one article. The idea for a TEXT Special Issue centred on collaboration emerged when we, as three creative writing academics in different stages of our careers, began discussing not only how we collaborated, but why we did (or did not) do it. Our discussions ranged from the collaborative process as a means to build capacity, academic employability, and a research profile; to produce a sense of belonging in HDR communities; and to the deeply rewarding though at times challenging nuances of working with colleagues who are also friends. Collaborative endeavours raise questions of opportunity and innovation, and of power shifts and hierarchies, as well as of what we value as practitioners. The increasing pressure to publish placed on academics in all stages of their careers by both our institutions and the broader research environment demands further considerations. Questions raised in our early discussions are centred in this Special Issue. We ask: How does collaboration in our patch of the academy work? What are the possible benefits and challenges of collaborative practice? How do we build creative writing communities in the academy, and why should we?' (Lee McGowan, Alex Philp and Ella Jeffery, Introduction)
y separately published work icon TEXT Special Issue Website Series The In / Completeness of Human Experience no. 58 April 2020 19267597 2020 periodical issue 'In April 2020, amidst the global pandemic of Covid-19, the Australasian Association of Writing Programs (AAWP), the peak academic body representing the discipline of Creative Writing in Australasia, sent a call for contributions to a Special Issue of TEXT—Journal of Writing and Writing Courses. The theme of the Special Issue is: The in/completeness of human experience. The title seemed apt, although (disclaimer) I’m biased on this one—I think anything worthwhile I’ve ever written is about the incompleteness of human experience. Or perhaps I feel that human experience is necessarily incomplete. Maybe there is little difference and I will try not to prevaricate, too much, although I often do. ‘Get there faster,’ my eldest daughter says.' (Julia Prendergast, Introduction)
y separately published work icon TEXT Special Issue Website Series Peripheral Visions no. 57 October Deborah Hunn (editor), Ffion Murphy (editor), Catherine Noske (editor), Anne Surma (editor), 2019 18271319 2019 periodical issue

'Official language smitheryed to sanction ignorance and preserve privilege is a suit of armor polished to shocking glitter, a husk from which the knight departed long ago. Yet there it is: dumb, predatory, sentimental. Exciting reverence in schoolchildren, providing shelter for despots, summoning false memories of stability, harmony among the public. (Morrison 1993)

'These lines, drawn from novelist, essayist, and teacher Toni Morrison’s 1993 Nobel lecture, offer a vivid description of the kinds of rhetoric dominating our public, professional, and even our cultural spaces today, although the cracks are beginning to show, and we would be hard pressed to claim that ‘harmony’ prevails.' (Deborah Hunn, Ffion Murphy, Catherine Noske and Anne Surma, Introduction)

y separately published work icon TEXT Special Issue Website Series RE-mapping Travel Writing in the 21st Century no. 56 October Stefan Jatschka (editor), Stephanie Green (editor), Nigel Krauth (editor), 2019 18270462 2019 periodical issue 'This special issue of TEXT invited scholars and creative writing academics from universities across four continents to create new pieces which emphasised current developments in, and the evolving significance of, travel writing in the 21st century.' (Stefan Jatschka, Stephanie Green and Nigel Krauth, Introduction)
y separately published work icon TEXT Special Issue Website Series Writing | Architecture no. 55 June 2019 17406051 2019 periodical issue 'Mari Lending puts it elegantly: ‘Architecture, space, and place are inexorable foundations in literature: thematically, compositionally, structurally, associatively, and metaphorically’ (95). ‘Inexorable’ is crucial here. Writing has more than a casual or occasional relationship to architecture. Along with its corollaries, space and place, architecture is foundational to literature, including to the composition of literature (the craft and pedagogy of writing). At the same time, by elaborating upon the human experience of inhabitation, literature and writing accentuate the phenomenological dimensions of architecture, space and place. Under the influence of literature and writing, even the least assuming of buildings (of spaces, of places) are imbued with the richness and potential of architectural associations. All the same, there is no architecture, space or place, without stories always already in play. However one thinks about it, the human element is crucial in writing and architecture.' (Eleni Bastéa and Patrick West, Introduction)
y separately published work icon TEXT Special Issue Website Series no. 54 June 2019 16865241 2019 periodical issue 'The special issue of TEXT on writing and researching (in) the regions provides a robust portrait of the ways in which regional Australia is imagined, produced, and negotiated by writers and scholars working in a range of settings broadly understood as regional. The writing and research here gather around a range of themes: writing (in) the regions; teaching (in) the regions; and publishing (in) the regions. Together, these works contribute to the ongoing negotiations around how to understand, interpret, work within and nurture regional writing, teaching and research.' (Writing and researching (in) the regions, Nike Sulway, Lynda Hawryluk, and Moya Costello, abstract)
y separately published work icon TEXT Special Issue Website Series Identity, Politics and Creative Writing no. 53 October 2018 15271841 2018 periodical issue

'This special issue of TEXT explores issues related to identity, politics and creative writing from the perspective of creative writers and creative writing academics. The question of who can speak and what stories can be told is central to any discussion of contemporary writing and writers, and to the literary industry including publishing, reviewing, awards and education.' (Natalie Kon-yu and Enza Gandolfo : Introduction)

y separately published work icon TEXT Special Issue Website Series Anticipatory Imaginaries no. 52 October 2018 15271471 2018 periodical issue

'This special issue is interested in the language possibilities inherent to this reframing and proposes that there are multiple languages or frames through which we can envisage and understand possible futures. It presents expert knowledge alongside creative expression to stimulate a range of dialogical possibilities that expert and creative expression, on their own, cannot achieve. We, the editors, argue that any engagement with our present, in the light of the future, calls upon an anticipatory aesthetic (Bussey 2017a, 2017b) in which the imagination is a key producer of foresight, hope and a range of possibilities.' (Marcus Bussey, Lisa Chandler, Gary Crew, and Rachel Robertson : Introduction)

y separately published work icon TEXT Special Issue Website Series Climates of Change : Papers from the 2017 AAWP Annual Conference no. 51 October 2018 15270783 2018 periodical issue

'As we were proofreading this introduction, the new(ish) Prime Minister of Australia, Scott Morrison, responded to the warnings of a special report by the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change by defending the Australian coal industry (Hannam & Latimer 2018). In reference to the Green Climate Fund, set up by the nations that make up the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in support of developing nations responding to climate change, Morrison added, ‘Nor are we bound to go and tip money into that big climate fund. We’re not going to do that either. I’m not going to spend money on global climate conferences and all that nonsense’ (Karp 2018).' (Patrick Allington, Piri Eddy and Melanie Pryor : Introduction)

y separately published work icon TEXT Special Issue Website Series Life Narrative in Troubled Times no. 50 October 2018 15266623 2018 periodical issue

'This special issue brings together a diverse collection of studies that show the different ways that contemporary life narrative practices and texts seek to trouble the genres of life narrative – expanding the genres’ boundaries and unveiling new possibilities for the form, or showing the ranges of ways that life narrative texts and practices trouble socio-political or cultural contexts, representations and conditions.' (Kylie Cardell, Kate Douglas and Donna Lee Brien : Life narrative in troubled times)

y separately published work icon TEXT Special Issue Website Series no. 49 April 2018 14203136 2018 periodical issue

'This special issue of TEXT considers the new forms of writers and writing practices that are emerging in our digital age, paying specific attention to the various convergences of writing practices with cultures of gaming.' (Source : Introduction)

y separately published work icon TEXT Special Issue Website Series Screenplays as Research Artefacts no. 48 April Dallas J. Baker (editor), Craig Batty (editor), 2018 13995105 2018 periodical issue

'Here the authors discuss the role of fiction in screenwriting practice research. The screenplays included in the ‘Screenplays as Research Artefacts’ special issue of TEXT present a range of stories, worlds, characters, visual scenarios and dialogue exchanges that function as vessels for theories and ideas. These eleven screenplays all use creative practice approaches to research across a wide variety of discourses. All of the works embrace fiction as an important method to convey their respective critical concerns, which, the authors argue, evidences an emerging hallmark of screenwriting (as) research when compared with associated forms in the creative writing and screen production disciplines: fiction as a staple of its storytelling, creative practice and research methodology. The authors suggest that the use of fiction to perform research and present findings illuminates the ways that knowledge can be affective, not merely textual or verbal, something that is exemplified in the selected screenplays.' ( Craig Batty and Dallas John Baker : introduction) 

y separately published work icon TEXT Special Issue Website Series Into the Bush : Australasian Fairy Tales no. 43 2018 12939535 2018 periodical issue

'At the turn of the last century, writers like Atha Westbury and Hume Cook were asking whether Australia had its own fairies, its own fairy tale lore. They attempted to fill the perceived lack of traditional fairy-tale narratives with their own published works of fairy tale. The titles authors chose for their collections – for instance, Olga Ernst’s Fairy tales from the land of the wattle and Annette Kellermann’s Fairy tales of the south seas and other stories – often revealed an overt wish to build a fairy-tale tradition that was distinctly and uniquely Australian. While some of these tales simply relocated existing European tales to the Australian context, most used classic fairy-tale tropes and themes to create new adventures. Other writers and collectors, like K Langloh-Parker, Sister Agnes and Andrew Lang, sought to present Indigenous tales as examples of local folk and fairy tales – a project of flawed good intentions grounded in colonial appropriation. These early Australian publications are largely forgotten and, in many ways, the erasure or forgetting of narratives that were often infused with colonial attitudes to gender, class, race, is far from regrettable. And yet there was a burgeoning local tradition of magical storytelling spearheaded by the delicate fairies of Ida Rentoul Outhwaite’s brush and the gumnut babies of May Gibbs that celebrated the Australian environment, its flora and fauna, populating and decorating new tales for the nation’s children.' (Rebecca-Anne Do Rozario, Nike Sulway and Belinda Calderone : Introduction)