Perth and Melbourne, Australia. Born in Lancashire, England.
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My name is Corey Wakeling and I am a Lecturer in English and Drama at Kobe College. I received my PhD in Literature and Theatre Studies from the University of Melbourne in 2013. I specialize in the study of experiments in twentieth century and twenty-first century writing, particularly writing for performance. For me, ideas in the humanities are not simply theoretical, but are expanded by performance and study. The classroom is a privileged space of study. Teaching for four years at the University of Melbourne and a year at Deakin University in Australia has helped me develop student-centred teaching practices and creative classroom structures that students find encouraging and engaging.
I have published and taught in the areas of theatre studies, poetic history and contemporary poetry, multimedia, sensation and spectatorship, ecology, and literature and theory. Also, I am a recognized contributor to Australian and international poetry, with two books of poems, Goad Omen (Giramondo, 2013) and Gargantuan Terrier, Buggy or Dinghy (Vagabond Press, 2012), and as co-editor of Outcrop: radical Australian poetry of land (Black Rider Press, 2013) and sub-editor for important poetry journals. Creativity and critical thinking are not the same, but are vital for the health of each other, vital to research and to learning.
In my experiences teaching primary school students, high school students, as well as university students in Japanese and Australian contexts, I have learnt that the classroom can be a space of variety and experiment in learning. I am excited to accommodate the motivations of new students at Kobe College, from their cultural interests to vocational dreams.