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Dr

Kay Are

Curriculum Designer
Arts
new materialism
experimental translation
conceptual writing
capstone
curriculum design
connected curriculum
higher education
graduate employability
multimodal text
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Dr

Kay Are

 
Division
Arts
 
Primary Interest
Creative Writing & Poetics
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Dr

Kay Are

 

I am a writer, maker and researcher in the broad field of the environmental humanities. I am thinking through how we might re-vision the material spaces and technologies of creative writing practice and pedagogy, using quantum mechanical precepts and posthumanist philosophy.

I am working to discover what this thinking might do to my writing, and to students' writing, and to writing as a concept. And alongside this, I hope to learn what writing teaches science: creative writing as a mode of feminist science studies. Part of this project entails investigating models of kinetic teaching and learning, like object-based learning, which supposes that the sensory and embodied nature of scholarship can be channelled into making new things, and well. This research informs some of my current work as an academic in Teaching and Learning in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Melbourne (where I also studied as an undergraduate, and where I taught Spanish and Latin American Studies 2006-2016, and Creative Writing 2010-2016). Another part of this research involves writing – conceptual, fictocritical, site-responsive and collaborative writing, and experimental translation. Some of the objects that come out of this research have been published around the place, including verbo-visual pieces in exhibitions, but others aren’t ready yet. (I like the work of making, more than I do the work of being out around the place). In 2019, I am working on producing one creative and one scholarly monograph, and also a drifting-book, a sea-sponge book – an evolving, community-grown, web-based handbook for writing practice. It’s a vision, still, and open to morphing.

Scholarly Works

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Credentials

Positions


Curriculum Designer

Arts

Member

Writers Victoria

Member

Australasian Association of Writing Programs

Education


Doctor of Philosophy

University of Western Sydney

Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

University of Melbourne