Dr Louise Katz

Dr Louise Katz

Dr Louise Katz

Academic Communication for Postgraduates, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
BA, Dip Ed, PhD (UTS)

Room S349, John Woolley Building A20, University of Sydney NSW 2006
T: +61 2 9036 5099
M: +61 422 036 790
F: +61 2 9351 2434
Consulation times: Please email for an appointment.

Louise joined the university in 2009 and currently teaches Academic Communication for Postgraduates, a Faculty wide unit of study. Previously she taught creative writing at the University of Technology. Louise’s background was originally in visual arts, coming later in her career to the teaching of communication skills in industry contexts, and from there to teaching writing in the Academy. Her doctoral thesis was concerned with writing and other creative practices.

Research interests

  • Teaching and learning strategies
  • Practice-led research
  • Creative practices and processes
  • The literature of horror and fantasy
  • Monsters and monstrosity in literature and politics
  • Expressions of religious and mythic sensibilities in contemporary fiction
  • Cross cultural writing styles

Publications and conferences

  • [Novel] The Perfect State, (scheduled to be reviewed for publication in January 2012)
  • [Journal article] ‘Dangerous narratives: politics, lies and ghost stories’ in Cosmopolitan Civil Societies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, Vol. 3 No.1., 2011
  • [Novella] ‘A Week With the Devil’ in Heads Up anthology, The Royalties Writers’ Cooperative, 2011
  • [Conference paper] ‘A Turbid Moodiness Lingers: horrorism and human relations’, Interdisciplinary.net conference, ‘Monsters and the Monstrous’, Oxford, 2011
  • [Conference paper] ‘Creativity, Ambivalence and Play’, ANZCA Conference, ‘Media, Democracy and Change’, Canberra, July, 2010
  • [Conference paper] ‘Modes of Creative Consciousness’ UTS conference ‘Creativity and Uncertainty’, Sydney 2009
  • [Novel] ‘The Absent Men’ in X-6 anthology, Coeur de Lion Press, 2009
  • [Journal article] ‘Teaching to Diversity: reflections on teaching Arts7000’ in Synergy, issue 29, November 2009
  • [Conference paper] ‘No Man’s Land and Everyman’s land: the ideal meets the real in Israel/Palestine’, Society for Utopian Studies Conference, Monash, 2008
  • [Conference paper] ‘On the Recent Growth of Utopian Speculation’, Society for Utopian Studies Conference, Toronto, 2008
  • [Journal article] ‘Teaching Creative Writing’ in mETAphor, May, 2006
  • [Short Story] ‘Weavers of the Twilight’ in ‘Smashing Stories’ anthology Agog! Press, 2004
  • [Novel] The Other Face of Janus, HarperCollins Publishers, 2001
  • [Short Story] ‘The Little Demon’ in ‘Mystery, Magic, Voodoo and the Holy Grail’ anthology, HarperCollins Publishers, 2000
  • [Novel] Myfanwy’s Demon, HarperCollins Publishers, 1996

Recent supervisions

  • Supervised Study Project, Masters in Creative Writing, 2011