Phillip Edmonds

School of Humanities

Faculty of Arts


I research in the areas of the Short Story, cultural and social intersections and contemporary Australian publishing in both Creative Writing and Australian literature. I have been for many years a freelance author and editor of numerous publications including 'Wet ink' - the magazine of new writing (2005-2012).
My most recent book was 'Tilting at Windmills'- the literary magazine in Australia 1968-2012 (University of Adelaide Press) 2015. Creative works have included a novella and two collections of short stories.

I research in the areas of the short story, publishing in Australia, and the intersections between the social/ political and 'literature' within the Department of English & Creative Writing. My most recent major publication has been a history of 'little' magazines in Australia- 'Tilting at Windmills-the literary magazine in Australia 1968-2012 (University of Adelaide Press) 2015. I am well known as the author of many published short stories, and as the co-editor of 'Wetink'- the magazine of new writing (2005-2012). In other words, my research broadly relates to the issue of how creative writing in the academy can have a relationship with the community. 

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2004 - 2016 Lecturer B University of Adelaide
    1986 - 1993 Writer self employed
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    1993 - 1997 Deakin University Australia Doctor of Philosophy
  • Postgraduate Training

    Date Title Institution Country
    1993 - 1997 Doctor of Philosophy Deakin University Australia
  • Certifications

    Date Title Institution name Country
    2005 Diploma of Teaching in a University University of Adelaide Australia

I have received several writing fellowships from the Literature Board of the Australia Council. I was also a recipient of a Fellowship from the Australia/India Council in 2005.

I teach undergraduate CW subjects, including The Writers Voice, Poltical Writing and the Short Story, and guest lecture into subjects such as Australian Classics.

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  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2015 - 2017 Co-Supervisor In the Garden Where We've Been Planted Master of Philosophy Master Part Time Dr Henry Walter Prunckun
    2014 - 2017 Principal Supervisor Pangea and Almost Back (creative) + Journey to the Improbable: Creating Plausible Adventure Spaces for Young Readers (exegesis) Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Donald Ross Henderson
    2014 - 2017 Principal Supervisor Volume 1 On the Edge Volume 2 Exegesis Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Martin Eddy Knight
    2013 - 2016 Co-Supervisor On Smith Street and Short Stories in the Digi-Social World Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Lynette Barbara Washington
    2012 - 2017 Co-Supervisor Deterrence Vivarium: A Collection of Stories and Exegesis Master of Philosophy Master Part Time Mr Matthew Gabriel
    2011 - 2014 Principal Supervisor The Utopian in a Faithless World/ Landfall Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Reginald John Taylor
    2011 - 2015 Principal Supervisor The Suitcase and 'Slicing Through Noir Fiction' Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Heath Nash
    2011 - 2015 Principal Supervisor Rewriting Urban Narratives of the Australian Great Depression Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Helen Catherine Dinmore
    2011 - 2014 Co-Supervisor The Forked Road of Narrative in the Hero's Journey Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Con Anemogiannis
    2010 - 2012 Principal Supervisor The House of Poppy Larkin The Divided Self and the Social Environment Barbara Hanrahans Autobiographical Novels and the House of Poppy Larkin Master of Arts Master Part Time Mr Robert Ian Horne
    2010 - 2014 Principal Supervisor Welcome' (A Novel) and 'Women's Rights and Prostitution in Thailand' (An Exegesis) Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Lisa Lines
    2010 - 2015 Principal Supervisor Volume 1: The Ocean Road
    Volume 2: On Writing the Ocean Road
    Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Ms Megan Janice Clark
    2010 - 2013 Co-Supervisor Creative work: Tunnelling. Exegesis: Blue-Collar Work. Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Dennis John McIntosh
    2010 - 2014 Principal Supervisor The Cotton Is High & Of the Earth: Writing The Cotton Is High Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Bryan Whalen
    2010 - 2014 Co-Supervisor Cloud Village/Ethnographic Surrealism and the New World Baroque Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Leila Susan Binder
    2009 - 2011 Principal Supervisor Objects of Desire: A Collection of Short Stories Master of Arts Master Full Time Reginald John Taylor
    2008 - 2011 Principal Supervisor 'Blessed Kiss' (Creative Work) and 'The Author is the Book' (Exegesis) Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Larry Buttrose
    2007 - 2011 Co-Supervisor A Poetic of Disunity: Selves and Silence Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Stephen Lawrence
    2007 - 2012 Principal Supervisor In the Shadow of Good Books: Exploring the Relationship between the Writer, Jorge Luis Borges and the Academic Library - An Exegesis Accompanying 'Erasure' Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Patricio Munoz
    2006 - 2012 Co-Supervisor Every Time you Close your Eyes Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Belinda Schenk
    2006 - 2012 Co-Supervisor The Nightwatchers a Novel and Breaking English an Exegesis Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Ms Melanie Kinsman
    2006 - 2009 Co-Supervisor Peering Into Cracks and Crevices: Writing Cross-Cultural Historical Fiction' and 'The Yellow Papers Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Dominique Wilson
    2006 - 2009 Principal Supervisor The Museum of Paper and Wires: Reading and Writing Refugee Fiction Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Sonja Dechian
    2005 - 2007 Principal Supervisor Wrestling Knowledge of Another Kind: Memory, Myth and Mapping the Exegetical Process. and The Stone Crown Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Malcolm Walker
    2005 - 2008 Principal Supervisor Snap Shot: September 11, 2001, Engaging with the Ongoing Narrative of Fear Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Ian Murray Bone
    2005 - 2009 Principal Supervisor Form in Fiction: The Development of 'I Dream of Magda' Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Stefan Lashchuk
    2004 - 2007 Principal Supervisor Representations of the Other in Contemporary Australia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Rudrakumar Soman
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  • Board Memberships

    Date Role Board name Institution name Country
    2015 - 2016 Advisory Board Member Literature Panel Australian Council for the Arts Australia
  • Editorial Boards

    Date Role Editorial Board Name Institution Country
    2005 - 2012 Editor Wet ink; the magazine of new writing University of Adelaide Australia

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