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.
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
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
Australian Society of Authors