My name is Lisa Smithies and I am a first year PhD candidate at Melbourne University.
This blog will follow the next three years of my academic journey, providing helpful discussion with others out there in a similar boat.
I will be posting on anything that relates to creative writing in academia including: study practices, opportunities to publish and network, creative dilemmas and everyday struggles with PhD research, as well as the occasional theoretical question.
My own thesis looks at creative writing in relation to cognitive science, literary theory and evolutionary psychology. Did you yawn? The thesis will be half theoretical discussion, half creative writing piece.
My aim is to post at least once a week.
Warning: This blog may contain nuts and occasional swearing.