Lauren Butterworth is an academic advisor in the Student Learning Centre, Study Skills Advisor in the Office of Indigenous Strategy and Engagement, and tutor in English and Creative Writing. Her PhD thesis explored feminist revisionist approaches to overcoming gender binaries and subverting cultural myths of the feminine through a creative product and accompanying critical exegesis. The thesis considers the creative product, The Material and the Divine, alongside Michèle Roberts, and examines revisionist approaches to Gothic space, feminine time, the body and cultural archetypes.
She teaches literary studies, creative writing, and academic skills. She is producer and co-host of the feminist podcast, Deviant Women, which aims to bring her feminist revisionist research to a broader and inclusive audience. She is a founding member of The Hearth Collective, an event with a focus on bringing together creative readings with intelligent reflection on practice in Adelaide. Her creative work and essays have been published in Meanjin, Verity La, Transnational, Midnight Echo and more.
Bachelor of Creative Arts (Creative Writing) (Hons.) Flinders University
2017 - Writers SA Writer in Residence
2017 - Arts SA Individual Project Development Grant
2015 – Part Time Teaching Award, School of Humanities
2015 – Faculty Finalist, 3 Minute Thesis Competition
2014 – Flinders University Conference Travel Grant
2014 – Flinders University Research Scholarship Extension
2014 – University Finalist, 3 Minute Thesis Competition
2013 – Flinders University Field Trip Grant
2013 – Flinders University EHL Project Funding Grant
2012 – Flinders University Research Scholarship
Feminist Revisionist Mythology
Literature and Psychoanalysis
Early Modern Witchcraft
Academic and Professional Communication
Founder of The Hearth Collective
The Hearth is a creative readings event with a focus on bringing together creative readings with intelligent reflection on practice, followed by an audience Q&A style discussion. As a founding member, I am responsible for event management, publicity, digital media and social networking, contacting readers, liaising with venue staff and presenting, MCing and managing the event on the night.
Producer and Host of Deviant Women
Deviant Women is a fortnightly podcast that discussed a different ‘deviant’ woman from history, fiction, mythology and the contemporary world: those who aren’t afraid to break the rules, to subvert the system, to explore, to seek and to challenge the status quo.
Director of Speakeasy
Speakeasy is an undergraduate creative writing showcase with four events annually. As Director I encouraged student participation, mentored students with public speaking and editing and was responsible for event management and publicity.
Member of Flinders University WHIP Humanities & Creative Arts Postgraduate Association
Postgraduate Representative on the Education, Humanities and Law Faculty Board