Dallas J Baker BA Humanities (Griffith), BA(Hons)(QUT), MA (Writing) (Swinburne), PhD (Griffith) Dallas J Baker was born and raised in Toowoomba, Queensland. After completing his Honours degree, he became a Buddhist monk. Over the next five years he travelled to Japan and the USA on a number of different occassions. Since then, Dallas has lived mostly in small towns on the mid and far north coast of NSW. Dallas completed his PhD in Written Communication at Griffith University and is currently a sessional academic staff member in the School of Arts and Social Sciences at Southern Cross University. At SCU Dallas undertakes research and teaching in the disciplines of Creative Writing and Communication and Cultural Studies. Dallas has a number of research interests that include writing (practice and pedagogy), Queer Theory, Buddhism and queer ethics. In his PhD research, he explored Queer Theory and its application to subjectivity in the contexts of creative practice, Practice-Led Research (PLR) and Creative Writing pedagogy. Dallas has presented his research at various conferences and has been published in a number of peer-reviewed journals and edited anthologies. He has also published a number of creative works, including a book of travel writing "America Divine: Travels in the Hidden South". Dallas is also the managing editor of the peer-reviewed queer creative writing publication Polari Journal (www.polarijournal.com). Dallas has a long-standing committment to human rights, diversity and equity, especially with regards to stigmatised and marginalised groups. Dallas is passionate about education as a pathway to individual freedom and enrichment and as a force for positive social change.
America divine: travels in the hidden south, School of Arts and Social Sciences (2011)
America Divine is a collection of travel stories set in the Deep South, particularly New...
Anywhere but here..., School of Arts and Social Sciences (2006)
Queering practice-led research: subjectivity, performative research and the creative arts, Creative Industries Journal (2011)
Much of the discussion and debate about Practice-Led Research (PLR) in the arts and creative...
Monstrous fairytales: towards an Écriture Queer, Colloquy: Text Theory Critique (2010)
- The article discusses fairytale fiction in relation to the creative writing strategies of queer...
Return of the eunuch: gender disobedience as a path to awakening in Buddhist tantra, Postscripts: The Journal of Sacred Texts and Contemporary Worlds (2008)
Book chapters in edited anthologies
Absalom's teeth; or, my year of pharmaceuticals: a queer gothic melodrama in four parts, Hold on, I'm coming! (2012)
Cherry blossom bicycle crazy, When you're a boy other boys check you out (2011)
Arrythmia, Bend, don't shatter: poets on the beginning of desire (2004)
The camping ground, Dumped: an anthology (2003)
The camping ground, Dumped (2000)
Inscribing the queer: review of Elizabeth Stephens 'Queer writing: homoeroticism in Jean Genet's fiction', Text (2011)
Creative and critical reflexivity: queer writing as an ethics of the self, Ethical imaginations: writing worlds - ethical concerns and their implications in literature and writing: Australasian Association of Writing Programs' 16th Annual Conference (2011)
Michael Foucault advocated an ongoing assembly and disassembly of subjectivity that constituted a kind of...
Queering practice-led research: subjectivity, creative practice and performative research, A scholarly affair: Cultural Studies Association of Australasia National Conference, 2010 (2011)
Practice-Led Research (PLR) is gaining increasing acceptance in the tertiary sector as a valid, rigorous...