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Dr Josephine Taylor

Adjunct Senior Lecturer

Staff Member Details
Campus: Mount Lawley  
Room: ML17.204  

Josephine is an Adjunct Senior Lecturer in Writing and English at the School of Arts and Humanities.


Josephine is also Associate Editor at Westerly Magazine, at the University of Western Australia. Her fiction and personal essays have been anthologised and published widely. Josephine has taught, presented and facilitated at all levels of education. Her novel Eye of a Rook will be published by Fremantle Press in 2020.

Professional Associations

  • 2020 - Institute of Professional Editors, IPEd (Professional Member)
  • 2012 - Australian Society of Authors, ASA (Member)
  • 2012 - Peter Cowan Writers Centre, PCWC (Member).


  • 2019 - 2021 - Participant, Four Centres Emerging Writers Program
  • 2018 - Writer-in-Residence, Peter Cowan Writers Centre
  • 2012 - Magdalena Prize in Feminist Research
  • 2011 - Faculty Research Medal.

Research areas and interests

  • The creative response to chronic female pain and disorder
  • Writing the taboo/unmentionable
  • Feminist writing
  • Research and writing from history
  • Life writing
  • Fictionalising real-life experience.

Research Outputs

Journal Articles

  • Taylor, J. (2016). Mark My Words. Southerly: a review of Australian literature, 76(2), 23p..

Journal Articles

  • Taylor, J. (2015). A Conversation with the Enemy. Outskirts: feminisms along the edge, 32(May 2015), Online.

Creative Arts Research Outputs

  • Taylor, J. (2015). Sigh-Co. Westerly 60.2. Westerly Centre, University of Western Australia.

Journal Articles

  • Taylor, J. (2013). Vulvodynia and the Ambiguous Between. Axon: Creative Explorations, 3(1), online.

Creative Arts Research Outputs

  • Taylor, J. (2013). That Hand. Other Voices. Peter Cowan Writers' Centre Inc.
  • Taylor, J., Stevenson, K., Gardiner, A., Ryan, J. (2013). Overturning the Sudden End: New Interpretations of Catastrophe. M/C Journal, Volume 16, No. 1. Queensland University of Technology.

Journal Articles

  • Taylor, J. (2012). The Lady in the Carriage: Trauma, Embodiment, and the Drive for Resolution. Journal of Media and Culture, 15(4), online.
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