Dr Louise Katz

BA (UNSW), DipEd (Sydney), DCA (UTS)
Lecturer

A20 - John Woolley Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9036 5099
Fax +61 2 9351 2434

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Biographical details

Louise joined the university in 2009 and currently teaches the two units of study mentioned below. Previously she taught creative writing at the University of Technology, Sydney. Her background is originally in visual arts and she is also a novelist. Louise came later to the teaching of communication skills in industry contexts and from there to teaching academic writing.

Research interests

  • Monsters and monstrosity in literature and politics
  • Cultural impacts of Corporatese and other ‘newspeak’ forms in the academic and wider community
  • Expressions of religious and mythic sensibilities in contemporary literature
  • Theories of creativity, and the relationship between creative and critical writing processes
  • The ethics of the Slow movement in relation to education
  • Practice-led research

Teaching and supervision

Student consultation times: open - please email for appointment.

Teaching

  • Thinking Critically and Writing Persuasively (FASS7002)
  • Academic English for Postgraduates (FASS7001)

Ongoing Supervision

  • Supervised Study Projects, Masters in Creative Writing

Current projects

  • The Orchid Nursery [novel, forthcoming 2015, Lacuna Publishers]
  • Tattooed Places: A Travelogue [novel, under review]
  • 'Feeding greedy corpses: the rhetorical power of Corpspeak and Zombilingo, and suggested countermagics to avert the influence of the dead and the ghastly on higher education' [journal article, under review]
  • Conference paper for CSA Conference: Another University is Possible: Praxis, Activism, and the Promise of Critical Pedagogy, May 2015 [under review]

Recent Conference Papers

  • ‘Tempo Giusto: Slow learning and creative teaching (and vice versa)’, Crossroads Conference, Finland, July 2014
  • ‘The Third University: reformulating principles and priorities to create new places of learning’, Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA), Auckland, July 2013
  • ‘A Turbid Moodiness Lingers: horrorism and human relations’, Interdisciplinary.net conference, ‘Monsters and the Monstrous’, Oxford, 2011
  • ‘Creativity, Ambivalence and Play’, ANZCA Conference, ‘Media, Democracy and Change’, Canberra, July, 2010
  • ‘Modes of Creative Consciousness’, UTS conference ‘Creativity and Uncertainty’, Sydney 2009
  • ‘No Man’s Land and Everyman’s land: the ideal meets the real in Israel/Palestine’, Society for Utopian Studies Conference, Monash, 2008
  • ‘On the Recent Growth of Utopian Speculation’, Society for Utopian Studies Conference, Toronto, 2008

Selected publications & creative works

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Book Chapters

  • Katz, L. (2013). Grave Tales, Monstrous Realities. In Janice Zehentbauer, Eva Gledhill (Eds.), Beyond the Monstrous: Reading from the Cultural Imaginary, (pp. 203-224). Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press.

Journals

  • Katz, L. (2015). [In Press] Doubt, Ambivalence, and Creativity in Academia. Journal of Artistic and Creative Education.
  • Katz, L. (2014). [Book Review] 'David Lynch Swerves: uncertainty from Lost Highway to Inland Empire', by Martha P Nochimson. Literature & Aesthetics, 24(2).
  • Katz, L. (2014). Against the Corrosive Language of Corpspeak in the Contemporary University. Higher Education Research and Development. [More Information]
  • Katz, L. (2013). From Eros to Industry: Creativity Theory and Practice. Conference of the International Journal of the Arts and Sciences, 6(1), 479-489.
  • Katz, L. (2011). Dangerous narratives: politics, lies and ghost stories. Cosmopolitan Civil Societies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 3(1), 20-41.
  • Katz, L. (2009). Reflections on teaching Arts7000: Academic communication for postgraduates. Synergy, 29, 20-23.
  • Katz, L. (2006). Teaching Creative Writing. Metaphor, (May).

Textual Creative Works

  • Katz, L. (2009). The Absent Men. X-6 Anthology, Australia, Australia: Coeur de Lion Publishing.
  • Katz, L. (2004). Weavers of the Twilight. Smashing Stories, Wollongong, Australia: Agog! Press.
  • Katz, L. (2001). The Other Face of Janus. Australia, Australia: HarperCollins.
  • Katz, L. (2000). The Little Demon. Mystery, Magic, Voodoo, (pp. 53 - 86). Pymble, Australia: HarperCollins.
  • Katz, L. (1996). Myfanwy's Demon. Australia, Australia: HarperCollins.

Magazine / Newspaper Articles

  • Katz, L. (2014). Square Pegs: Creativity on Campus Needs an Urgent Re-think. The Conversation. [More Information]

2015

  • Katz, L. (2015). [In Press] Doubt, Ambivalence, and Creativity in Academia. Journal of Artistic and Creative Education.

2014

  • Katz, L. (2014). [Book Review] 'David Lynch Swerves: uncertainty from Lost Highway to Inland Empire', by Martha P Nochimson. Literature & Aesthetics, 24(2).
  • Katz, L. (2014). Against the Corrosive Language of Corpspeak in the Contemporary University. Higher Education Research and Development. [More Information]
  • Katz, L. (2014). Square Pegs: Creativity on Campus Needs an Urgent Re-think. The Conversation. [More Information]

2013

  • Katz, L. (2013). From Eros to Industry: Creativity Theory and Practice. Conference of the International Journal of the Arts and Sciences, 6(1), 479-489.
  • Katz, L. (2013). Grave Tales, Monstrous Realities. In Janice Zehentbauer, Eva Gledhill (Eds.), Beyond the Monstrous: Reading from the Cultural Imaginary, (pp. 203-224). Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press.

2011

  • Katz, L. (2011). Dangerous narratives: politics, lies and ghost stories. Cosmopolitan Civil Societies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 3(1), 20-41.

2009

  • Katz, L. (2009). Reflections on teaching Arts7000: Academic communication for postgraduates. Synergy, 29, 20-23.
  • Katz, L. (2009). The Absent Men. X-6 Anthology, Australia, Australia: Coeur de Lion Publishing.

2006

  • Katz, L. (2006). Teaching Creative Writing. Metaphor, (May).

2004

  • Katz, L. (2004). Weavers of the Twilight. Smashing Stories, Wollongong, Australia: Agog! Press.

2001

  • Katz, L. (2001). The Other Face of Janus. Australia, Australia: HarperCollins.

2000

  • Katz, L. (2000). The Little Demon. Mystery, Magic, Voodoo, (pp. 53 - 86). Pymble, Australia: HarperCollins.

1996

  • Katz, L. (1996). Myfanwy's Demon. Australia, Australia: HarperCollins.

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