Marcelle Freiman

Associate Professor

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Marcelle Freiman's research focus is on Creative Writing, which she engages as practice, theory and pedgagogy. She has published articles on the practice and theory of Creative Writing, with a current  interest in cognition, creativity and theories of extended and distributed cogition in writing process. She also has interests in poetry and poetics, with a specialty in ekphrasis. Her research has appeared in TEXT: Journal of Writing and Writing Courses, Axon: Creative Explorations and New Writing: The International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing, as well as book chapters on postcolonial creativity and on the sonnet in the media to the Cambridge Guide to the Sonnet (2011).

Her creative practice is poetry. She has published two books of poetry, White Lines (Vertical) (Hybrid Publishers 2010), and Monkey's Wedding (Island Press Co-op 1995), which was highly commended for the ASAL Mary Gilmore award in 1996. Her work has appeared in literary journals in Australia and overseas, including in Antipodes (US), Axon, Cordite Poetry Review, Kunapipi, Mascara Literary Review, Meniscus, Meanjin, Southerly, Westerly, Stand Magazine (UK).

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Creative Writing Arts & Humanities
Poem Arts & Humanities
Writer Arts & Humanities
Cognition Arts & Humanities
Poetics Arts & Humanities
Manuscripts Arts & Humanities
Ekphrasis Arts & Humanities
Poetry Arts & Humanities

Projects 2015 2019

Research Outputs 1999 2018

Four poems: "Returned", "Highveld Morning in Health", "Brave Face", "White Lines III"

Freiman, M., 2 Oct 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Axon : creative explorations. 8, 2

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Freiman, M., Sep 2018, In : Antipodes. 31, 1 (2017), p. 49 1 p., 2.

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Euphorbia pulcherrima

'Country of my birth - lines written 27 June 2013'

Freiman, M., May 2017, In : Transnational literature. 9, 2

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Ekphrasis as enactment: towards a poetics of contemporary diaspora practice

Freiman, M., Dec 2017, In : Axon : creative explorations. 7, 2, p. 1-13 13 p.

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Open Access
Medieval Period

Exegetical thinking: a methodology and two expositions

Alberts, E. C., Drummond, W. & Freiman, M., 31 Oct 2017, In : Text. 21, 2 - Special Issue 44, p. 1-15 15 p.

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Creative Writing