Dr Lauren Butterworth

Casual Academic

College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

place Humanities Building (1.07C)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

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.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Creative Arts (Creative Writing) (Hons.) Flinders University

Honours, awards and grants

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

Research interests

Creative Practice

Feminist Revisionist Mythology

Gothic Studies

Historical Fiction

Literature and Psychoanalysis

Victorian Studies

Early Modern Witchcraft

Teaching interests

Literary Studies

Creative Writing

Academic and Professional Communication