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Felix Nobis



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I worked as a professional actor before beginning an academic career. As a performer I have appeared with Sydney Theatre Company, Belvoir St Theatre, Q Theatre and Redstitch, as well as working extensively in television. As a performance maker, I have toured several one-person shows in Australia, Europe and America. My translation of the Anglo-Saxon poem Beowulf toured for several years and has been published and recorded (ABC Radio National). As a playwright I have held several positions as Writer in Residence, including Affiliate Writer with Melbourne Theatre Company (2008). My play Boy out of the Country (Currency Press, 2015) has toured extensively and was included on the 2016 VCE teaching syllabus (Theatre).

I completed my MA in Old and Middle English at University College Cork (Ireland) and PhD in comparative storytelling practices (medieval and modern) at Monash University. I have published on performance-making, acting, and on education strategies. I am an education-focussed Senior Lecturer in the Centre for Theatre and Performance and have supervised Honours and PhD inquiries in the fields of orality, storytelling practices, directing, medieval performance, playwriting and performance making. My current research is in the field or Work Integrated Learning. 

Recent awards and grants include Vice-Chancellor's Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning (2018); Faculty of Arts Education Fellowship (2018); Faculty of Arts Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning (2017); Interfaculty Tansformation Grants (2017 - 18; 2018 - 19).

Education/Academic qualification

Storytelling Practices, PhD, MONASH UNIVERSITY

Award Date: 19 Apr 2012

Old and Middle English , MA, University College Cork

Award Date: 15 Dec 2000

English and History, BA, University College Cork

Award Date: 15 Dec 1998

Research area keywords

  • Beowulf
  • Medieval Theatre
  • acting
  • Storytelling
  • WIL
  • Play writing

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Research Output

Performing chemistry: The benefits of bonding theatre and science

Heron, J., Nobis, F. J., Romero-Canelon, I., Sadler, P. & Thompson, C., 20 Jul 2017, In : Education in Chemistry.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleOther

Open Access

'Dropping a part': The changing relationship of midlife actors with their profession

Nobis, F. J., 2015, In : About Performance. 13, p. 203 - 216 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

One night wonders

Nobis, F. J., 2014

Research output: Non-textual formRecorded/ Rendered PerformanceOther

Boy out of the country

Nobis, F. J., 2013

Research output: Non-textual formTheatre PerformanceResearch

Australian Voices: Poetry in performance, publication and recording

Nobis, F. J., 2012

Research output: Non-textual formRecorded/ Rendered PerformanceResearch