Paul Venzo

Paul teaches literature and writing for children and young adults and is the Course Director of the Literary Studies, Children’s Literature and Gender and Sexuality Studies majors. He is also the Deputy Director of the Bachelor of Arts.

Paul’s specific research interests involve representations of identity, with a focus on sexuality and gender; children’s literature, including young adult fiction and picture books; poetry, translation, multiculturalism and Italian studies. His recent publications include Sexuality in Literature for Children and Young Adults (Routledge). In addition to his work as a poet and self-translator, Paul is currently writing a children’s picture book called Professor Seaweed, in collaboration with Deakin marine science and the CSIRO.

Paul has been a visiting scholar with the Fondazione Cini, Venice, on three occasions, and is an alumnus of the Peggy Guggenheim internship program. He is also a member of the Warrnambool Art Gallery Industry Panel.

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