Dr Catherine Noske
Started at UWA: 2015
Teaching and investigating the power of words
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Dr Catherine Noske
Dr Catherine Noske is a creative writer, literary editor and award-winning teacher whose soon-to-be-published novel, The Call of Salt, was shortlisted for the Dorothy Hewett Prize. Her current research looks closely at the way we use words to create ideas of Australia, focusing on anything from social concepts such as 'nation', to physical places such as the collection of poetry in the new Optus Stadium.
Dr Noske is editor of Westerly magazine and lectures in English and creative writing within the School of Humanities. Her most recent work surrounds the Western Australian writer Randolph Stow and his textual practices of place-making, considering what his writing might teach us for the future, and how it could change the way we think and write about place.
Dr Noske is also beginning work on a collaborative project between Indigenous and non-Indigenous writers, and the ways such initiatives can contribute to Australian society. Her research aims to help us understand how writing, produced culturally, informs our social lives and how we can use these cultural productions to create a better future for society. She is a frequent guest blogger for Margaret River Press, blogging on current writing and research.
Dr Noske was recently a participant in the ARC Kathleen Fitzpatrick Laureate Fellowship Mentoring Scheme at the University of Melbourne. This scheme was open to outstanding early career female researchers in the humanities and social sciences.
Judge for the WA Premier’s Book Award and current Judge for City of Fremantle TAG Hungerford Prize, 2016
Editor of Westerly Magazine, one of Australia’s older literary magazines, and the only one based in WA, 2015 onwards
Shortlisted for the Dorothy Hewett Prize for her novel manuscript, The Call of Salt, 2015
Awarded a Faculty Excellence in Teaching for Lecturers Award, 2018
Experimental Discourse Featured Interview: An Academic Perspective
Contributing Editor Warwick Newnham talks with Catherine Noske about experimental discourse and writing.Read more
Eight new Australian writers you should read
There is a lot that is wonderful happening in Western Australian literature. Josephine Wilson’s Miles Franklin award for Extinctions is testament to this.Read more
Dr Noske's teaching is based around curiosity, unpicking a text to see how it works and what it's doing in the world. She shares her enthusiasm for analysis with her students.
Dr Noske currently teaches the following undergraduate units:
Working with Words: Catherine Noske
Editor of Westerly Magazine, Catherine Noske, speaks with us about the value of anthologies, the pros and cons of 'show, don't tell', and the power of writing to show you yourself – and the world – in new ways.Read more
Go west, young woman
Young Melburnian Catherine Noske took over the reins of one of Australia’s oldest and most respected literary journals, Westerly, last year.Read more
Contact Dr Catherine Noske
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