Associate Professor Sara Knox

Associate Professor Sara Knox

Academic Course Advisor (coordinating Barts),
Arts (sohca)

Academic Course Advisor (bachelor Of Arts),
Arts (sohca)

Associate Professor,
Arts (sohca)

Biography

Sara Knox is an Associate Professor in the the Writing and Society Research Group and the School of Humanities and Languages at the University of Western Sydney. She is the author of Murder: a Tale of Modern American Life (Duke University Press, 1998) and other notable works on violence and representation.  Her most recent publications include  work on Hilary Mantel, including a study of the moral geography of violence in Mantel's novels,  and the regeneration of the hsitorical novel as literary genre. Her novel The Orphan Gunner (Giramondo, 2007) won the 2009 Asher Literary Prize and was short-listed for the Commonwealth Writer’s Prize and the Age Book of the Year.

Research Publications:

2013, 'Made-up and made-over' : faking the serial killer and the serial killer fake in Murders and Acquisitions: Representations of the Serial Killer in Popular Culture, MacDonald, Alzena, U.S.A., pp 15-32, [ORS ID: 232742]

2013, The force of meaning : cultural studies of law, Cultural Studies, vol 27, no 1, pp 1-10,  (Knox S, Davies C) [ORS ID: 230328]

2012, Random school shootings, teen culture and the representation of violence in Rethinking School Violence : Theory, Gender, Context, Saltmarsh, Sue, Robinson, Kerry H., Davies, Cristyn, U.S.A., pp 149-166, [ORS ID: 228523]

2011, Hearing Hardy, Talking Tolstoy: the Audiobook Narrator's Voice and Reader Experience in Audiobooks, Literature, and Sound Studies, Matthew Rubery, Oxon, UK, pp 143-158, [ORS ID: 223113]

2010, Giving flesh to the 'wraiths of violence' : super-realism in the fiction of Hilary Mantel, Australian Feminist Studies, vol 25, no 65, pp 313-323, [ORS ID: 217608]

2008, The Nearness of Distant Things: on Researching the Historical Novel, Heat, vol 16, pp 165-182, [ORS ID: 208769]

2008, 'New ways to frame the mammoth horror': media first responders and the Katrina Event, Cultural Studies Review, vol 14, no 2, pp 67-82, [ORS ID: 208767]

2006, Death, Afterlife and the Eschatology of Consciousness: Themes in Contemporary Cinema, Mortality, vol 11, no 3, pp 233-252, [ORS ID: 204213]

2004, The Confessions of Henry Lee Lucas: High Numbers and Higher Stakes in Famous American Crimes and Trials (Vol. 5), Frankie Y Bailey; Steven Chernak, Westport, Connecticut, pp 35-52, [ORS ID: 202104]

2004, A Gruesome accounting: mass, serial and spree killing in the Mediated public sphere, Journal for Crime, Conflict and the Media, [ORS ID: 201464]

Novel:

2007, The Orphan Gunner, Giramondo Press. [ORS ID: 206889]

This information has been contributed by Associate Professor Knox.

Qualifications

  • PhD La Trobe University
  • MA Victoria University of Wellington (NZ)
  • BA Victoria University of Wellington (NZ)
  • BA Victoria University of Wellington (NZ)

Awards

  • UWS Learning and Teaching Award Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning 2014-12-09
  • 2009 Asher Literary Prize 2009-08-24

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Arts (sohca)
  • Arts (sohca)
  • Arts (sohca)

Contact

Email: S.Knox@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: (02) 47360 116
Mobile:
Location: K.1.75
Penrith (Kingswood)
Website:

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Publications

Chapters in Books

  • Knox, S. (2018), 'The cat came back : revenant pets and the paranormal everyday', The Routledge Handbook of Death and the Afterlife, Routledge 9781138682160.
  • Knox, S. (2015), 'Hilary Mantel and the historical novel', Twenty-First-Century British Fiction, Gylphi 9781780240213.
  • Knox, S. (2013), ''Made-up and made-over' : faking the serial killer and the serial killer fake', Murders and Acquisitions: Representations of the Serial Killer in Popular Culture, Bloomsbury 9781441192929.
  • Knox, S. (2012), 'Random school shootings, teen culture and the representation of violence', Rethinking School Violence : Theory, Gender, Context, Palgrave-Macmillan 9780230576698.
  • Knox, S. (2011), 'Hearing Hardy, Talking Tolstoy: the Audiobook Narrator's Voice and Reader Experience', Audiobooks, Literature, and Sound Studies, Routledge 9780415883528.
  • Knox, S. (2004), 'The Confessions of Henry Lee Lucas: High Numbers and Higher Stakes', Famous American Crimes and Trials (Vol. 5), Praeger 0275983382.
  • Knox, S. (2003), 'The Serial Killer as Collector', Acts Of Possession: the Culture of Collecting in the United States, Rutgers University Press 0813532728.

Journal Articles

  • Knox, S. (2015), 'Getting into the spirit of things', Cultural Studies Review, vol 21, no 1 , pp 283 - 292.
  • Knox, S. and Davies, C. (2013), 'The force of meaning : cultural studies of law', Cultural Studies, vol 27, no 1 , pp 1 - 10.
  • Knox, S. (2010), 'Giving flesh to the 'wraiths of violence' : super-realism in the fiction of Hilary Mantel', Australian Feminist Studies, vol 25, no 65 , pp 313 - 323.
  • Knox, S. (2008), ''New ways to frame the mammoth horror': media first responders and the Katrina Event', Cultural Studies Review, vol 14, no 2 , pp 67 - 82.
  • Knox, S. (2008), 'The Nearness of Distant Things: on Researching the Historical Novel', Heat, vol 16 , pp 165 - 182.
  • Knox, S. (2006), 'Death, Afterlife and the Eschatology of Consciousness: Themes in Contemporary Cinema', Mortality, vol 11, no 3 , pp 233 - 252.
  • Knox, S. (2004), 'A Gruesome accounting: mass, serial and spree killing in the Mediated public sphere', Journal for Crime, Conflict and the Media, .
  • Knox, S. (2003), 'Crime, Law and Symbolic Order: the Rhetoric of Transparency', Theory and event, vol 7, no 1 .
  • Knox, S. (2002), 'Writing Killing: Thomas De Quincey and the Culture of Spectacle', Cultural Studies Review, vol 8, no 2 , pp 59 - 71.
  • Knox, S. (2002), 'Introduction:Mourning, Violence and Memory', Mortality, vol 7, no 1 , pp 5 - 12.
  • Knox, S. (2002), 'A Few Deaths, Here and There', Mortality, vol 7, no 1 , pp 47 - 62.
  • Knox, S. (2001), 'The Productive Power of Confessions of Cruelty', Postmodern Culture, .
  • Knox, S. (2001), ''A few deaths, here and there': on death and numbers', Southerly, , pp 107 - 121.

Other Publications

  • 2007, 'The Orphan Gunner', Published Work

Previous Projects

Title: Literature (New Work - Fiction): The Midday Demon
Funder:
  • Australia Council for the Arts
Western Researchers: Sara Knox
Years: 2008-11-03 - 2010-07-31
ID: P00016537

Supervision

Associate Professor Knox is available to be a principal supervisor for doctoral projects

Current Supervision

Thesis Title: Mapping Invention: The Role of Creative Research in Producing Literary Sense of Place
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Molly Haydock
Field of Research:

Previous Supervision

Thesis Title: An Open Case: Investigating the Detective Story and its Criticism Through the Works of James Ellroy
Field of Research: Studies In Human Society
Thesis Title: Harvesting Sophia: Re-imagining 'the Cyprus Problem'
Field of Research: Society And Culture
Thesis Title: Silence in Contemporary Australian War Fiction
Field of Research: Creative Arts

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