Ronnie Scott

Dr Ronnie Scott

Senior Lecturer, Creative Writing

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Contact details

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Email: ronnie.scott@rmit.edu.au


Campus: Melbourne City


Programs

Black and white profile photo of Ronnie Scott. Ronnie is sitting in front of a grey wall, smiling at the camera.

Contact details

DSC | School of Media and Communication


non/fictionLab


Email: ronnie.scott@rmit.edu.au


Campus: Melbourne City


Programs

Ronnie manages the Bachelor of Arts (Creative Writing) and lectures on fiction, nonfiction, comics and graphic storytelling, research, creative methods, industry partnerships and publishing.

Overview

Dr Scott is the editor of two anthologies, the author of a Penguin Special and of two books of nonfiction for the National Gallery of Victoria. He's a chief investigator on a new history of Australian comics funded by the Australian Research Council Linkage Projects scheme. His novel The Adversary was shortlisted for a Queensland Literary Award and the Australian Literature Society Gold Medal. His novel Shirley will be published in 2023.

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Industry experience

Dr Scott has most recently written fiction, essays, research and criticism for The Age/Sydney Morning Herald's Spectrum and Good Weekend supplements, PEN Melbourne, the City of Melbourne/Metro Tunnels Melbourne Writers' Festival commissions, TEXT and New Writing. As a researcher in writing, publishing and applied creative writing, his current partners are Melbourne Knowledge Week, the Australia Council for the Arts, the National Library of Australia, and Craig Walker Design. He's recently spoken on books, culture and writing at Melbourne Writers Festival, Sydney Writers Festival, Adelaide Writers Week, ABC Radio National and the Wheeler Centre. He is a two-time MacDowell Fellow.

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Research

His current research is into form and voice in prose writing, purpose and knowledge in the novel, the practice and economics of current Australian comics, and time and space in narrative.

Research keywords

Fiction, Nonfiction, Comics, Graphic Storytelling, Narratology, Creative Practice, Applied Creative Writing, Collaboration

Research output summary

9

Publications

1

Projects

2

Awards

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Supervisor interest areas

  • Contemporary fiction
  • 20th Century literature
  • Graphic narrative
  • Australian comics 1980-present
  • Queer storytelling
  • Voice and form

Supervisor projects

  • 8 current Ph.D. supervisions

Feature publications

The world breaks in two: thinking through HIV in creative writing practice towards an aesthetics of post-crisis

New Writing, 18, 177 - 185

Scott, R. (2021).

Graphic Storytellers at Work

Australia Council for the Arts Sydney, Australia

Grant, P., Clark, G., McFarlane, E., Scott, R. (2021).

The Adversary

The Adversary Melbourne, Australia

Scott, R. (2020).

Key publications by year

  • Scott, R. (2021). The world breaks in two: thinking through HIV in creative writing practice towards an aesthetics of post-crisis In: New Writing, 18, 177 - 185
  • Grant, P., Clark, G., McFarlane, E., Scott, R. (2021). Graphic Storytellers at Work In: Australia Council for the Arts Sydney, Australia
  • Scott, R. (2021). Graphic Storytellers at Work: the comic In: Graphic Storytellers at Work: the comic Sydney, Australia
  • Scott, R., Buck, S., Butler, J., Cruz, J. (2021). Queerness, form and time: A dialogue through case studies from creative writing practice In: Text: Journal of Writing and Writing Courses, 25, 1 - 20
  • Aung Thin, M., Michael, R., Scott, R. (2020). First Pages Questions for Editing In: Writing in Practice: The Journal of Creative Writing Research, 6, 1 - 14
  • Scott, R. (2020). The Adversary In: The Adversary Melbourne, Australia
  • O'Shaughnessy, T., Michael, R., Scott, R. (2019). From Cultural Entrepreneurs to an Apprenticeship Practice In: Book Publishing in Australia: A Living Legacy, Monash University Publishing, Clayton, Australia
  • Rendle-Short, F., Taylor, S.,Scott, R., Ellis, M. (2019). DISRUPT: Mapping the future of Melbourne through stories In: Melbourne Knowledge Week Melbourne Australia
  • Scott, R. (2019). Aussies, Rogues and Slackers: Simon Hanselmann’s Megg, Mogg and Owl Comics as Contemporary Instances of Rogue Literature In: Text Matters, 9, 137 - 152
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Feature projects

Contemporary Australian Comics 1980 – 2020: A New History (administered by University of Melbourne)

Funded by: ARC Linkage via Other University

2020 - 2023

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Awards

Australian Literature Society Gold Medal (shortlist)

Award date: 2021

Recipients: Ronnie Scott

Queensland Literary Award (shortlist)

Award date: 2020

Recipients: Ronnie Scott

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Grants

  • Contemporary Australian Comics 1980 – 2020: A New History (administered by University of Melbourne). Funded by: ARC Linkage via Other University from (2020 to 2023)
  • Shirley. Funded by: Creative Victoria, Dept. of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources from (2019 to 2019)
  • The Adversary. Funded by: Australia Council for the Arts - Arts Projects for Individuals and Groups 2017, Round 1 from (2017 to 2017)
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RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.

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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.