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About

Hello, I'm Ella. 

I'm a poet, visual poet and artist working on my first full-length collection, These Are Different Waters, and also a little visual poetry pamphlet, Mixed Concrete

I'm a PhD student at the University of Melbourne. My thesis is a comparative literature study of contemporary French and Australian visual poetry, looking particularly at women practitioners of the form. 

 

Other interests: translation, drawing, sound poetry, my two cats.

I'm currently based in Naarm/Melbourne, living on the unceded, sovereign Lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nations, and am originally from Sydney (Gadigal Lands). My family is from Newfoundland and the UK. 

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Contact​

ella.skilbeck.porter at gmail dot com

ella.skilbeckporter at unimelb dot edu dot au

@ella__esp

 

  

CV
 


Education

2020 - Present, Doctoral Candidate, French Studies, The University of Melbourne


2015, BA Communication (Honours, First Class) in Writing Studies, University of Technology, Sydney


2010-2014, BA Communication (Writing & Cultural Studies) and BA International Studies (French), University of Technology, Sydney
 

2013 - 2014, In-country study/Cultural exchange, Université de Poitiers, France, Faculty of Literature and Languages


 

Grants & Awards 
 

2020, H.B Higgins Scholarship for the Study of Poetry, University of Melbourne 
 

2018, Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellowship recipient


2018, Shortlisted for Masters in Literature scholarship (Séléction Internationale) at Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS), Paris


2015, Outstanding Student Award in Communications and International Studies, University of Technology, Sydney, presented for highest achievement across all academic subjects


2012, Third Place in Rabbit Poetry Journal Prize for Poets under-21

Work 

2021 - 2022, Treasurer at The Bibliographical Society of Australia and New Zealand 

2021, Academic Sessional Tutor, French 1, University of Melbourne

 

2019 - 2021, Assistant Grants Officer, University of Melbourne 

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