Dr Kim Wilkins

Senior Lecturer

School of Communication and Arts
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
k.wilkins@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 52589

Overview

Kim Wilkins is a senior lecturer in writing

Kim Wilkins is the author of twenty-eight novels in a variety of genres, and has been published in twenty languages. She teaches in the field of writing, editing, and publishing, and researches in the fields of popular fiction, medievalism studies, and writing pedagogy.

Research Interests

  • Popular fiction
  • Medievalism in popular culture
  • Fantasy fiction
  • Historical fiction
  • Creative writing pedagogy

Qualifications

  • PhD (Creative Writing), The University of Queensland
  • Master of Arts Creative Writing, The University of Queensland
  • BA (Hons), The University of Queensland

Publications

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Supervision

  • (2017) Doctor Philosophy

  • (2017) Master Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Available Projects

  • I am only available to take PhD applications from established writers who seek to frame their work in sophisticated thematic ways. Please email me directly to enquire.

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Publications

Featured Publications

Book

  • Freeman, Kimberley Stars across the ocean. Sydney, Australia: Hachette Australia, 2017.

  • Wilkins, Kim Sisters of the fire. Sydney, Australia: Harlequin Mira, 2016.

  • Wilkins, Kim Daughters of the storm. Sydney, Australia: Harlequin Mira, 2014.

  • Freeman, Kimberley Evergreen Falls. Sydney, NSW, Australia: Hachette Australia, 2014.

  • Freeman, Kimberley Ember island. Sydney, QLD, Australia: Hachette Livre Australia, 2013.

  • Wilkins, Kim The year of ancient ghosts: stories. Melbourne, Australia: Ticonderoga Publications, 2013.

  • Freeman, Kimberley Lighthouse Bay. Sydney, Australia: Hachette Australia, 2012.

  • Freeman, Kimberley Wildflower hill Kindle Edition ed. Montreal, Canada: Touchstone Publishing, 2011.

  • Freeman, Kimberley Wildflower hill. Sydney, Australia: Hachette Australia, 2010.

  • Wilkins (Freeman, Kimberley), Kim Gold dust. Sydney: Hachette Livre Australia, 2008.

  • Wilkins, Kim The pearl hunters. Malvern, SA: Omnibus Scholastic, 2008.

  • Wilkins (Kimberly Freeman), Kim Duet. Sydney, Australia: Hachette Livre Australia, 2007.

  • Wilkins, K. Ghost ship. Australia: Omnibus/Scholastic, 2006.

  • Wilkins, Kim Nightshade: A Gina Champion mystery. Camberwell, VIC, Australia: Mystery Penguin Australia, 2006.

  • Wilkins, K. Sorcerer of the waves. Australia: Omnibus/Scholastic, 2006.

  • Wilkins, K. The star queen. Australia: Omnibus/Scholastic, 2006.

  • Wilkins, K. Tide stealers. Australia: Omnibus/Scholastic, 2006.

  • Wilkins, Kim Rosa and the veil of gold. Sydney & London: HarperCollins Australia; Victor Gollancz UK, 2005.

  • Wilkins, Kim Witchsong: A Gina Champion mystery. Camberwell, Victoria: Penguin Australia, 2005.

  • Wilkins, Kim Giants of the frost. Sydney; London; New York: HarperCollins Australia; Victor Gollancz UK; Warner Aspect US, 2004.

  • Wilkins, K. and Bosch, S. Space boogers. Sydney: Hodder Hotshots/Mark Macleod, 2004.

  • Wilkins, K. Moonstorm: A Gina Champion mystery. Australia: HarperCollins, 2003.

  • Wilkins, Kim The autumn castle. Pymble, N.S.W.: HarperCollins, 2003.

  • Wilkins, K. Fireheart: a Gina Champion mystery. Australia: HarperCollins, 2002.

  • Wilkins, K. Bloodlace : a Gina Champion mystery. Australia: HarperCollins, 2001.

Book Chapter

  • Wilkins, Kim (2016). From Middle Earth to Westeros: medievalism, proliferation and paratextuality. In Ken Gelder (Ed.), New directions in popular fiction genre, distribution, reproduction (pp. 201-221) London, United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillan. doi:10.1057/978-1-137-52346-4_10

  • Wilkins, Kim (2016). Pagan places: contemporary paganism, British fantasy fiction, and the case of Ryhope Wood. In Lisa Fletcher (Ed.), Popular fiction and spatiality reading genre settings (pp. 109-123) New York, NY, United States: Palgrave Macmillan. doi:10.1057/978-1-137-56902-8_8

  • Driscoll, Beth, Fletcher, Lisa and Wilkins, Kim (2016). Women, Akubras and ereaders: romance fiction and Australian publishing. In Aaron Mannion and Emmett Stinson (Ed.), The return of print? Contemporary Australian publishing (pp. 67-87) Melbourne: Monash University Publishing.

  • Wilkins, Kim (2014). "Awesome Cleavage": the genred body in World of Warcraft. In Daniel T. Kline (Ed.), Digital gaming re-imagines the Middle Ages (pp. 119-130) London, United Kingdom: Routledge.

  • Wilkins, Kim (2012). Genre and speculative fiction. In David Morley and Philip Neilsen (Ed.), The Cambridge companion to creative writing (pp. 37-51) Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press. doi:10.1017/CCOL9780521768498.005

  • Wilkins, Kim (2010). Bell, book and battleaxe: Australian popular medievalism. In Australian Popular Medievalism eBook ed. (pp. 1-20) St Lucia, Qld, Australia: AustLit.

  • Wilkins, Kim (2010). Crown of Rowan: A Tale of Thyrsland. In Jack Dann and Jonathan Strahan (Ed.), Legends of Australian Fantasy (pp. 158-204) Sydney, NSW, Australia: Harper Collins.

  • Wilkins (Kimberley Freeman), Kim (2008). The Forest. In Jack Dann (Ed.), Dreaming Again: Thirty-five new stories celebrating the wild side of Australian fiction (pp. 125-141) Pymble, NSW, Australia: HarperCollins.

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Wilkins, Kim (2012). 'Words of art': magic and language in early modern England. In: Marcus K. Harmes, Lindsay Henderson, Barbara Harmes and Amy Antonio, The British World: Religion, Memory, Society, Culture: Proceedings of the Conference. The British World: Religion, Memory, Society, Culture, Toowoomba, Qld, Australia, (15-26). 2-5 July 2012.

Other Outputs

  • Wilkins (Kimberley Freeman), Kim (2009) Austlit: Australian popular medievalism subset. St. Lucia, Brisbane, Australia, AustLit.

  • Wilkins, Kim (2008) Dreamless. Kelvin Grove, QLD, Australia, ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation (CCI).

  • Wilkins, Kim (2006). Giants of the frost PhD Thesis, School of English, Media Studies & Art History, The University of Queensland.

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Master Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Master Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Master Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

Completed Supervision

Possible Research Projects

Note for students: The possible research projects listed on this page may not be comprehensive or up to date. Always feel free to contact the staff for more information, and also with your own research ideas.

  • I am only available to take PhD applications from established writers who seek to frame their work in sophisticated thematic ways. Please email me directly to enquire.