Curriculum Vitae


To write and publish in both academic and non-academic arenas by working across genres, with a particular focus on the ways in which women represent themselves and are represented within text.

To teach writing across a range of genres within the tertiary environment, with a particular focus on encouraging students to connect deeply with a vigorous and unflinching creative writing practice.


Karina Quinn is an emerging writer working in queer theory, fictocriticism, and post-structuralist and feminist theories of the body, subjectivity, and self. She writes short fiction, poetry, and fictocriticism, and is currently writing her PhD titled ‘this body, written’ at La Trobe University, Melbourne.

Recent Publications

2012 M/C Journal (Peer reviewed academic online journal), fictocritical essay

“The Body that read the laugh: Cixous, Kristeva, and mothers writing mothers”

2011 Bukker Tillibul (Swinburne University’s peer reviewed online journal), fictocritical essay

“Blood and Guts in Written on the Body”

2011 In Their Cups (Melbourne Poet’s Union Anthology), poem

“The Second Cup”

2011 Polari Journal (Online peer reviewed journal), short fiction



Current Doctor of Philosophy, Department of English, La Trobe University

2010 Post Graduate Diploma, Creative Writing, University of Melbourne

2003 Graduate Certificate, Writing, University of Technology, Sydney

2000 Bachelor of Arts, Sociology, University of Newcastle


Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition

Winner, Faculty Heat

Winner, People’s Choice


September 2012

Making Tracks, the annual postgraduate symposium of the School of the Arts and Media, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.

Paper presented: “Out-law genres and literatures of resistance: the queer and fictocritical body in creative practice”.


School of Communication, Arts and Critical Enquiry, La Trobe University

School Research Grant, Round 2, 2012

Professional Associations

Australian Society of Authors

Writers Victoria

Australian Poetry

4 responses to “Curriculum Vitae

  1. Hi Karina
    this is Esther – we met today at the workshop at the Wheeler’s Centre and it would be great if you could add me as a friend on Facebook to let me know when the Shut and Write happenings happen! BTW your website looks great 🙂

  2. Appreciated your poetry yesterday evening at Hares and Hyenas. Congrats on winning. Keep up the honesty, even from pain. I’m the guy who hadn’t visited Melbourne in 23 years and it was my first night out. Cheers, Fellow Poet John Lind.

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