Dr. Colin Dray


BA BCA Hons (Wollongong) PhD (Sydney)

Lecturer in Literature

Colin Dray currently teaches Literature at Campion College Australia. He holds a PhD in English from the University of Sydney (2009), where his thesis offered an interdisciplinary study exploring the intersections of Literature and Philosophy. He has both a Bachelor of Arts with Distinction in English (2001) and a Bachelor of Creative Arts with First Class Honours in Creative Writing (2003) from the University of Wollongong.
Before joining Campion College he had taught Creative Writing Prose (Theory and Practice) within the School of Journalism and Creative Writing, Faculty of Creative Arts, University of Wollongong (2003-2010).
Colin also publishes fiction (his work has appeared in Meanjin and through Ginninderra Press); and his critical studies have been published in Australian Literary Studies and Vitalpoetics. He has been involved in the editing and coordination of literary publications such as Boxkite and Scarp, and the Vitalpoetics literary journal and website.
His research interests include Australian Literature, world literature (in particular prose fiction), Narratology, Modernism, and Shakespeare.

Selected publications:

Cellar Door 2008, ‘Chicken’ (prose)
Meanjin 65:3, 2006, ‘Curtain and Glove’ (prose)
Australian Literary Studies 22:2, 2005, ‘The Golden Fish: On Reading J.S. Harry’ (criticism)
Boxkite issues 5/6, ‘Landscape Games: The Quest of J.S. Harry’s Peter Henry Lepus’ (criticism) [forthcoming]
Regret Ginninderra Press, 2005, ‘Watch’ (prose)