Writing PhD Unit Set
Writing research at ECU focuses on the development of a body of creative work alongside an exegesis, fusing practice and theory with critical analysis.
Specific postgraduate research topics are developed in conjunction with the postgraduate coordinator or potential supervisor, however applications are particularly encouraged from those with an interest in: Theories and practices of writing and editing, including fiction, poetry, prose-poetry, lifewriting, therapeutic writing, writing for children and young adults, essays and exegetical writing. Memory, mourning, and literary responses to war. Ecological approaches, regionality and place writing. Exile, immigration, silence, grief and loss. The Armenian Genocide, comparative genocide, and the artistic legacy of genocide.
Special entry requirements
All applicants are required to provide a folio. of creative and critical writing (approximately 5000 words) with their course application. It is desirable that all applicants do not contact potential supervisors before applying. Applicants will be matched with a suitable supervisor if successful in gaining course admission.
Availability & Campus
Candidates enrolled in the Doctor of Philosophy Integrated (J42) may be required to attend classes on more than one campus to complete the research training component of the course.
Candidates are expected to meet regularly with their supervisors as part of the supervised independent research component of the course.
Graduates may find employment in publishing, editing, teaching, speech writing, report writing, journalism, literary writing.