Associate Professor Ann McCulloch, PhD, teaches Literary studies at Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia. Her most recent book was Dance of the Nomad: A Study of the Selected Notebooks of A. D. Hope. She is the director and writer of a documentary series on Hope and many articles on his life and work. Ann McCulloch’s book on the works of Patrick White and Nietzsche heralded her original interest in tragedy and theory. She has written and produced twelve theatrical productions including two plays The Odyssey Enflamed and Let Gypsies Lie. Ann McCulloch is Executive Editor of the online journal Double Dialogues and co-convener of associated international conferences. As Coordinator of ‘Creative Discursive Strategies Net-work’ her current interests focus on how the Arts serve as ‘problem solvers’ in relation to social issues and has published widely on ‘Depression and its Expression’ and environmental issues. Ann McCulloch is currently working on four books with Ron Goodrich, John Forrest and Paul Monaghan respectively: ‘Nietzsche and Australian Writers’; ‘The Writing Workshops of Christina Stead’; ‘Poetry and Painting: The interface between Text and Images’ and ‘The Anatomy of Poetics’.