B Arts (Hons 1st Class), PhD
Lecturer, School of Humanities, Languages and Social Science
Stuart Cooke is a Lecturer in creative writing and literary studies, and an Associate Program Director (Gold Coast Campus) for the Bachelor of Arts. A widely published poet, critic and translator, his books include the poetry collections Opera (2016) and Edge Music (2011), as well as George Dyuŋgayan’s Bulu Line: a West Kimberley song cycle (2014) and Speaking the Earth’s Languages: a theory for Australian-Chilean postcolonial poetics (2013). He has won a number of prestigious prizes, including the Gwen Harwood Prize (2016) and the Dorothy Porter Prize (2012), as well as Australia Council and Asialink grants, and he has been awarded residencies in the United States, Spain, Scotland and Australia.
Stuart also publishes academic articles, creative non-fiction and translations in magazines and journals around the world. His research interests encompass twentieth century and contemporary poetics, Indigenous philosophies and poetics, Latin American literature, and a range of aesthetic, philosophical and scientific currents that compose the interdisciplinary field of the Environmental Humanities.
Stuart convenes courses in the Creative Writing, Indigenous Studies and Literary Studies majors, including Writing Across Cultures (2106LHS), Transnational Indigenous Literatures (3062LHS) and Poetry and Poetic Imagination (3063LHS). Additionally, he is currently supervising PhD projects in the following areas: Aboriginal Australian & African American poetry; contemporary ecological poetry; neuropoetics & multimedia poetry; animal representations in 20th century fiction.
Fields of expertise
- Creative Writing: poetry, creative non-fiction, short fiction
- Literary Studies: ecopoetics, ethnopoetics, literary theory
- Environmental Humanities: animal aesthetics, indigenous ecologies
Current teaching areas
- Creative Writing
- Poetry & Poetics
- Indigenous Studies