Contemporary Australian writing
Philosophy of art
Joan of Arc
Ali Alizadeh is a literary writer and theorist and lectures in literary studies at Monash University. Among his books are the historical novel The Last Days of Jeanne d'Arc (Giramondo, 2017), the short-story cycle Transactions (UQP, 2013), the collection of poetry Ashes in the Air (UQP, 2011) and a work of creative non-fiction, Iran, My Grandfather (Transit Lounge, 2010). My latest book is a philosophical study, titled Marx and Art (Rowman & Littlefield, 2019).
His research interests are in creative writing, radical subjectivity, philosophy of history and theories.
He coordinates two undergraduate units at Monash, 'Literary Theory' and 'Writing in Australia'. I supervise postgraduate projects in creative writing, Marxist theory and contemporary literature.
Ali Alizadeh's Articles
Episode 15: My Art Will Go On
So what can you do to save us all from a world without art? In this podcast episode of What Happens Next?, our experts share all their best tips for finding art in new places.
Episode 13: Impact of Art
We hear from Ali Alizadeh, a literary critic, poet and writer on the philosophy of art, who sees the biggest threat to art as the growing need for it to have function.