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Strange, Mr. Shane

Shane Strange

Course Convenor, Writing
Faculty of Arts & Design

Bldg, Floor & Room: 20, C16
Telephone: (02) 6201 2597
Facsimile: (02) 6201 2649


Shane Strange is a tutor and lecturer in writing and literary studies. He is a writer of essays, short fiction and creative non-fiction who has been published widely in Australia. In 2014, he was a contributor to, and co-editor of the book Creative manoeuvres: writing, making, being  (Cambridge Scholars Press). Between 2005-2008 he was a regular book reviewer for The Courier Mail.

Areas of Teaching

  • Literary studies: Reading the City
  • Writing Short Narratives

Research Interests

  • Short fiction and short fiction writing
  • creative labour and cultural work
  • subjectivity and creative practice
  • Cultural representations of the city

Qualifications Obtained

  • B.Arts, U.Q. (English and Political Science)
  • M.Arts, Deakin (Professional Writing)

Recent Publications

Book chapters

  • S Strange (2014). Situating the Creative Response. In S. Strange, P. Hetherington, & J. Webb (Eds.), Creative manoeuvres: Writing, making, being. (pp. 141–156). Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Press.

Journal article

Conference publications

  • Strange, S., & Hetherington, P. (2014). Making the City Otherwise: Ways of teaching the writing of poetry. In The Minding the gap: Writing across thresholds and fault lines papers – The Refereed Proceedings Of The 18th Conference Of The Australasian Association Of Writing Programs, 2013. Wellington, New Zealand: Australasian Association of Writing Programs. Retrieved from
  • Strange, S. (2012). Radical Practice? Writing Beyond "System." Encounters: place/situation/context. Presented at the AAWP 17th Annual Conference, Geelong, Victoria.Creative Writing

Creative works

  • Strange, S. (2014). Busface [Video installation] part of exhibition 'Unruly Orchestratoins' Belconnen Arts Centre July 2014
  • Strange, S. (2013). Authors' Note I-IV. Meniscus, 1(1), 15–20.
  • Strange, S. (2013). Sedimentation. Burley, (3), 59–63.
  • Strange, S. (2013). This Revolution is for Display Purposes Only [Paper]. part of exhibition 'Imagine Canberra' Belconnen Arts Centre July 2013
  • Strange, S. (2009), Fiveash, Overland, (197),  39-46.
  • Strange, S. (2009). The Written. Heat: New Series, (20), 173–182.
  • Strange, S. (2007). Gulag. The Best Australian Stories 2007, ed. Robert Drewe (pp. 327–332). Melbourne: Black Inc.
  • Strange, S. (2007). The Fence. Griffith Review, 15 (Autumn), 189–195.
  • Strange, S. (2007, February 3). Beyond the Fence of Memory. The Courier Mail, pp. 18–19.
  • Strange, S. (2007, November 24). Escape from Reality. The Courier Mail, p. 18.
  • Strange, S. (2006). Document. Strange Magazine: Postgraduate Journal of Creative Writing, 3, 105–118.
  • Strange, S. (2006). French Lessons. Verandah, (21), 116–123
  • Strange, S. (2005). Passion. Verandah, (20), 62–65.

Co-edited books

  • Strange, S., Hetherington, P., & Webb, J. (Eds.). (2014). Creative manoeuvres: Writing, making, being. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Press.

Co-edited journals


  • Asialink Literature Fellow, 2010


  • Griffith Review / Frank Moorehouse PEN Award for an Emerging Writer - 2007