Researcher

Dr Astrid Lorange

My Expertise

literature and publishing, poetry and poetics, contemporary arts, critical pedagogy, practice-led research, modernism studies, higher education, interdisciplinary study, feminism, gender and sexuality studies, writing and research, creative writing and the arts.

Fields of Research (FoR)

Art Theory and Criticism, Culture, Gender, Sexuality, Literary Theory, Literary Studies, Visual Cultures, Fine Arts (incl. Sculpture and Painting)

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Biography

Astrid Lorange is a writer, editor, and artist. She studied writing and cultural studies at the University of Technology Sydney, where she completed her doctoral thesis on Gertrude Stein and contemporary poetics. How Reading is Written: A Brief Index to Gertrude Stein was published by Wesleyan University Press in December 2014.

My current research project, Archival Remediations, addresses the question of how reading practices and publics...view more

Astrid Lorange is a writer, editor, and artist. She studied writing and cultural studies at the University of Technology Sydney, where she completed her doctoral thesis on Gertrude Stein and contemporary poetics. How Reading is Written: A Brief Index to Gertrude Stein was published by Wesleyan University Press in December 2014.

My current research project, Archival Remediations, addresses the question of how reading practices and publics emerge in response to crisis and in the construction of collective understandings of survival and resistance. Situated at the nexus of literature, art, and cultural studies, I use methods from critical theory to examine the way that cultural texts (art, literature, media, policy) emerge in relation to disciplinary structures (gender and sexuality; settler-colonialism and the nation-state; law; labour) and how they come to challenge the naturalisation of social and political life. Specifically, I examine contemporary documentary poetry that remediate state archives in order to reckon with official histories and the socio-discursive practices of statecraft and discipline. 

Another project, a collaboration with Dr Andrew Brooks, interrogates the way that infrastructures of discipline and control – such as laws, fines, contracts, paperwork, prisons, and predictive systems – contribute to the naturalisation of settler colonialism. The project draws on a diverse range of examples found in media, art, and literature to show how such logics of settler-colonialism can be revealed, critiqued, and resisted. She co-writes with Dr Tim Gregory (UNSW) on critical pedagogy and gender and sexuality studies in the university, and with Associate Professor Tara McDowell (Monash University) on networks of care and kinship. 

She is a founding member of the Infrastructural Inequalities research network. 

Astrid is author of several chapbooks of poetry, including Labour and Other Poems (Cordite Books, 2020). She has published scholarly articles, chapters, reviews, and essays locally and internationally. With Andrew Brooks, she is one half of the critical art collective Snack Syndicate.

At UNSW Art & Design, Astrid runs the undergraduate/postgraduate courses Writing as Practice (DART3341) and Art Writing and Publishing (SAHT9112), and co-runs Art, Gender and Sexuality (DART3320) with Dr Tim Gregory.


My Research Supervision


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Areas of supervision

Astrid supervises MPhil, MFA and PhD projects. She supervises both practice-based and thesis only research projects. 

Her supervision expertise is in the follow areas: poetry and poetics; contemporary art; gender and sexuality studies; art history and theory; cultural studies; literary studies.


Currently supervising

PhD:

Sarah Jones. Research area: publishing as artistic practice. 

Spence Messih. Research area: (trans)materiality and tactics of abstraction. Supervised jointly with Dr Rochelle Haley

Vaughan Wozniak-O'Connor. Research area: geospatial imaging practice, expanded drawing and embodiment. Supervised jointly with Dr Kate Dunn

Matthew Hopkins. Research area: text and sound art; poetics of voice. Supervised jointly with Dr Tim Gregory.

Costanza Bergo. Research area: landscape, trauma, and settler-colonialism. Supervised jointly with Dr Tim Gregory. 

Miska Mandic. Research area: time-based art, ecology, waste. Supervised jointly with Dr Bianca Hester.

Kuba Dorabialski. Research area: film, translation, socialism, mythology. Supervised jointly with Uros Dr Cvoro. 

MFA:

Melody Newell. Research area: kitsch, settler-colonialism, infrastructure, poetics.

Previous candidates:

Marian Tubbs, What the Material Reveals: How the Poor Form Critiques Cultural Ascriptions of Value, PhD, 2015 (jointly supervised with Professor Jill Bennett)

Penelope Benton, The Icing on the Cake, MFA, 2015

Theresa Darmody, The Continuous Line: Transcoding knitted stitch patterns through painting in an investigation of the affective potential of pattern, MFA, 2015 (jointly supervised with Dr David Eastwood)

Monika Behrens, Reimaging Seventeenth-Century Dutch Still Life: a Transformation into Contemporary Painting, PhD, 2017 (jointly supervised with Professor Jill Bennett)

Melinda Reid, On Transpedagogy: Recent experiments at the intersections of art and pedagogy, PhD, 2018 (jointly supervised with Dr Gay McDonald)

EO Gill, Becoming Video: Indeterminacy, Intimacy, Image, MFA, 2018

Chelsea Lehmann, The Articulate Surface: Painting and the Latent Image, PhD, 2019

Elena Gomez, Admit the Joyous Passion of Revolt: Gender, Labour, and Intergenerationality in Marxist-feminist Poetics, MFA, 2019 (jointly supervised with Dr Verónica Tello)

Chun Yin Rainbow Chan, Shanzhai Style in Artistic Practice: Mythologising Creativity and Ownership in The Global Rise of China, MFA, 2020 (jointly supervised with Dr Diana Baker Smith

 

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