non/fictionLab

The non/fictionLab is an interdisciplinary research ecology bringing together creative experimentation, critical practice and social engagement: we aim to reimagine and transform contemporary realities through language, mediations, poetics and collaborations.

The non/fictionLab is an interdisciplinary Research Group in the School of Media and Communication at RMIT University. Closely aligned with the discipline of Writing and Publishing, the Lab focuses on research into writing and allied creative arts and design practices.

non/fictionLab acknowledges the people of the Woi warrung and Boon warrung language groups of the eastern Kulin nations on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. Lab members respectfully acknowledge their Ancestors and Elders, past and present and the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we live, walk, shelter and conduct our business.

We foster collaborative research projects in partnership with fellow scholars and artists, and with industries and communities, local and international. We provide support for emerging researchers and a growing community of research students.

non/fictionLab helps create events, projects, programs and public presentations that feature a diverse range of local and international writers, artists and academics, to contribute to critical contemporary debates and dialogues.

Research themes

Creative Practice: Ethics and Power

This theme looks at how dynamics of power play out across bodies, time, narratives and institutions.

Non/fiction: Experimental Methods

This theme encourages engagement with interdisciplinary ways of knowing, including play scholarship from ludology, psychology, literary studies or biology.

Locating Stories: Sovereignties, Language and Belonging

This theme explores the possibilities of place, belonging, language and the transnational, including Indigenous language revitalisation and maintenance, through literary, screen and other creative works.

Ecologies of Engagement

This theme looks at how writing and publishing can engage with other disciplines and knowledges to create new imaginings of histories, ecologies and futures.

non/fictionLab PUBLIC: the 2021 Forum Series

Join us for this series of free, public, online forums for local and global audiences that bring together non/fictionLab researchers and other creative artists, industry leaders and academics, to discuss cutting edge questions and issues for our artforms, industries and communities.

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Powerful and Moving

The Sydney Review of Books and non/FictionLab have joined forces to commission new essays on the question of value in the sphere of the arts and literature.

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WrICE Singlit 2021 - All Digital New WrICE residency

WrICE is excited to announce an international, digital collaborative residency program co-presented by RMIT University’s non/fictionLab (Australia) and SingLit Station (Singapore). For further information check out the new WrICE site by clicking the button below and please subscribe to our mailing list for information on upcoming events.

Visit wrice.org

non/fictionLab PUBLIC: the 2021 Forum Series

Join us for this series of free, public, online forums for local and global audiences that bring together non/fictionLab researchers and other creative artists, industry leaders and academics, to discuss cutting edge questions and issues for our artforms, industries and communities.

Read more

Powerful and Moving

The Sydney Review of Books and non/FictionLab have joined forces to commission new essays on the question of value in the sphere of the arts and literature.

Find out more

WrICE Singlit 2021 - All Digital New WrICE residency

WrICE is excited to announce an international, digital collaborative residency program co-presented by RMIT University’s non/fictionLab (Australia) and SingLit Station (Singapore). For further information check out the new WrICE site by clicking the button below and please subscribe to our mailing list for information on upcoming events.

Visit wrice.org

Meet our researchers

Our members are expert researchers in their field.

Projects

Some of non/fictionLab’s current research projects and activities, ranging from ARC funded research through to public engagement programs.

Publications

Find out more about some of the recent publications written by our researchers.

Higher Degree Research

The non/fictionLab is home to a lively group of more than 60 PhD, Masters and Honours candidates in creative writing, design, media, literary studies and allied fields.

non/fictionLab news

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non/fictionLab

Co-Directors:

Associate Professor Julienne van Loon
julienne.vanloon@rmit.edu.au

Professor David Carlin
david.carlin@rmit.edu.au

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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. - Artwork created by Louisa Bloomer

aboriginal flag
torres strait flag

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.