D. Bruno Starrs holds masters degrees from Bond University and the University of Melbourne. He is nearing completion of a PhD on the films of Rolf de Heer at Queensland University of Technology. Published creative writing that has sprung deformed and grotesque from his much troubled mind includes several stage-plays and a novel. Editors have begrudgingly accepted his quasi-academic ramblings on subjects as diverse as Werther, Dracula, Quidditch, Big Brother, Red vs. Blue and Australian film. He edited (with Sean Maher) the 'Equal' issue of M-C Journal in May of 2008. Starrs lives in Kelvin Grove, Queensland, where he reads aloud to his imaginary mistress, Kelvin.
ArticlesRefereed publications (also known as peer-reviewed) are the currency of academia, yet many PhD theses in Australia result in only one or two such papers. Typically, a doctoral thesis requires the candidate to present (and pass) a public Confirmation Seminar, around nine to twelve months into candidacy, in which a panel of the candidate’s supervisors and invited...Read more