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Lobb, Joshua M. Dr

Senior Lecturer

  • Faculty of the Arts, Social Science and Humanities
  • School of the Arts, English and Media

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • Dr Joshua Lobb is Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Wollongong. His stories have appeared in The Bridport Prize Anthology, Best Australian Stories, Animal Studies Journal, Text and Southerly. His novel, Remission, won the LitLink Unpublished Manuscript Award in 2014, as well as two residential fellowships at Varuna, the Writers House. His ‘novel in stories’ about grief and climate change, The Flight of Birds (2019) is published by Sydney University Press. He is also part of the multi-authored project, 100 Atmospheres: Studies in Scale and Wonder (Open Humanities Press, 2019). Joshua holds a PhD on the novel form from UNSW and has published on Creative Writing pedagogy and narrative theory.

Selected Publications


  • Journal Article

    Year Title
    2019

    Published In
    RUUKU: Studies in Artistic Research
    2019

    Published In
    TEXT: Journal of Writing and Writing Programs
    2013

    Published In
    Social Alternatives
  • Book

    Year Title
    2019

    Publisher
    Australia: Open Humanities Press
  • Chapter

    Year Title
    2019

    Published In
    100 Atmospheres: Studies in Scale and Wonder.
    Publisher
    United Kingdom
    2010

    Published In
    Iris Murdoch and Her Work: Critical Essays
    Publisher
    Stuttgart, Germany
  • Conference Paper

    Year Title
    2015

    Published In
    20th Conference of the Australasian Association of Writing Programs: Writing the Ghost Train: rewriting, remaking and rediscovering
    2012

    Published In
    The Encounters: Place, Situation, Context Papers. The Refereed Proceedings of the 17th Conference of the Australasian Association of Writing Programs
    2010

    Published In
    Conference of the Australian Association of Writing Programs
    2009

    Published In
    Conference of the Australian Association of Writing Programs
    2008

    Published In
    Creativity and Uncertainty: The Refereed Proceedings of 13th Conference of the Australian Association of Writing Programs
    2007

    Published In
    Intelligent Narrative Technologies: Papers from the AAAI Fall Symposium
  • Other Publications

    Year Title
    2020
    2019
    2019
    2015
    2014
    2014
    2012
    2010

Potential Supervision Topics


  • Environmental Humanities and Writing
    Animal Studies and Writing
    Narrative Theory
    Theories of the novel, in particular: the function of voice, the representation of time, the structure of narrative
    The representation of space in narrative
    The representation of human-animal interactions in narrative
    Creative Writing Pedagogy: the interaction between theory and practice in a Creative Writing context

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy We Need To Talk About Mother: Exploring the ethics of representing 'bad' mothers through feminist theory and fiction
    Doctor of Creative Arts The Sand, A Novel Hindrum, Cameron
    Doctor of Philosophy In the First Person Plural: Narrative Voice, Theme, and 'Thrilling Strangeness' Scrivenor, Hayley
    Doctor of Philosophy Narrative Accounts of Self-Concept Among Creative Industries Entrepreneurs Sharpe, David
    Doctor of Creative Arts Narrative Focalisation as a Device to Represent Power Hierarchies in Contemporary Fiction Maitland, Barry
    Doctor of Philosophy The Role of Idiosyncratic Metaphors in Self-Revelatory Poetry Bartlett, Ryan
    Doctor of Philosophy Renegotiating Plot: Feminist Applications of the Short Story Cycle Darragh, Emma
    Doctor of Philosophy Irony and Anguish in Kazuo Ishiguro's Novels Hannan, Michael

Education And Training


  • Ph.D. in English Literature, University of New South Wales, Laminations: the 'self-conscious realist' techniques of A. S. Byatt. A Narratological approach 1999 - 2004
  • B.A. in English Literature and Theatre and Film Studies, University of New South Wales, Honours: First Class 1992 - 1995

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • Dr Joshua Lobb is Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Wollongong. His stories have appeared in The Bridport Prize Anthology, Best Australian Stories, Animal Studies Journal, Text and Southerly. His novel, Remission, won the LitLink Unpublished Manuscript Award in 2014, as well as two residential fellowships at Varuna, the Writers House. His ‘novel in stories’ about grief and climate change, The Flight of Birds (2019) is published by Sydney University Press. He is also part of the multi-authored project, 100 Atmospheres: Studies in Scale and Wonder (Open Humanities Press, 2019). Joshua holds a PhD on the novel form from UNSW and has published on Creative Writing pedagogy and narrative theory.

Selected Publications


  • Journal Article

    Year Title
    2019

    Published In
    RUUKU: Studies in Artistic Research
    2019

    Published In
    TEXT: Journal of Writing and Writing Programs
    2013

    Published In
    Social Alternatives
  • Book

    Year Title
    2019

    Publisher
    Australia: Open Humanities Press
  • Chapter

    Year Title
    2019

    Published In
    100 Atmospheres: Studies in Scale and Wonder.
    Publisher
    United Kingdom
    2010

    Published In
    Iris Murdoch and Her Work: Critical Essays
    Publisher
    Stuttgart, Germany
  • Conference Paper

    Year Title
    2015

    Published In
    20th Conference of the Australasian Association of Writing Programs: Writing the Ghost Train: rewriting, remaking and rediscovering
    2012

    Published In
    The Encounters: Place, Situation, Context Papers. The Refereed Proceedings of the 17th Conference of the Australasian Association of Writing Programs
    2010

    Published In
    Conference of the Australian Association of Writing Programs
    2009

    Published In
    Conference of the Australian Association of Writing Programs
    2008

    Published In
    Creativity and Uncertainty: The Refereed Proceedings of 13th Conference of the Australian Association of Writing Programs
    2007

    Published In
    Intelligent Narrative Technologies: Papers from the AAAI Fall Symposium
  • Other Publications

    Year Title
    2020
    2019
    2019
    2015
    2014
    2014
    2012
    2010

Potential Supervision Topics


  • Environmental Humanities and Writing
    Animal Studies and Writing
    Narrative Theory
    Theories of the novel, in particular: the function of voice, the representation of time, the structure of narrative
    The representation of space in narrative
    The representation of human-animal interactions in narrative
    Creative Writing Pedagogy: the interaction between theory and practice in a Creative Writing context

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy We Need To Talk About Mother: Exploring the ethics of representing 'bad' mothers through feminist theory and fiction
    Doctor of Creative Arts The Sand, A Novel Hindrum, Cameron
    Doctor of Philosophy In the First Person Plural: Narrative Voice, Theme, and 'Thrilling Strangeness' Scrivenor, Hayley
    Doctor of Philosophy Narrative Accounts of Self-Concept Among Creative Industries Entrepreneurs Sharpe, David
    Doctor of Creative Arts Narrative Focalisation as a Device to Represent Power Hierarchies in Contemporary Fiction Maitland, Barry
    Doctor of Philosophy The Role of Idiosyncratic Metaphors in Self-Revelatory Poetry Bartlett, Ryan
    Doctor of Philosophy Renegotiating Plot: Feminist Applications of the Short Story Cycle Darragh, Emma
    Doctor of Philosophy Irony and Anguish in Kazuo Ishiguro's Novels Hannan, Michael

Education And Training


  • Ph.D. in English Literature, University of New South Wales, Laminations: the 'self-conscious realist' techniques of A. S. Byatt. A Narratological approach 1999 - 2004
  • B.A. in English Literature and Theatre and Film Studies, University of New South Wales, Honours: First Class 1992 - 1995
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