Professor Kim Wilkins

Professor

School of Communication and Arts
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Deputy Associate Dean (Research)

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

Overview

Kim Wilkins is a recognised expert on creative practice, popular literature, and the publishing industry. She is the author of more than 30 full-length works of fiction, and her work is translated into more than 20 languages globally. Her scholarly research centres on creative communities, such as writing groups and fan cultures. She led the ARC-funded project “Genre Worlds: Popular Fiction in the 21st Century” from 2016-2019, and is most recently the author of a monograph on young adult fantasy and its communities and publishing contexts (Cambridge University Press, 2019). Kim is the co-editor with Beth Driscoll (Univ. of Melbourne) of the Bestsellers collection of monographs for Cambridge University Press’s Elements imprint.

Kim is passionate about interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary collaboration and methodologies, and is currently engaged with research teams on defence innovation and medical education. She leads creativity workshops for researchers in other disciplines, to help them imagine different perspectives on research problems and their stakeholders. Since 2019, she has served a leadership role as Deputy ADR in the Faculty of HASS, with a special interest in research training and encouraging interdisciplinary connections.

Research Interests

  • Creative practice
  • Popular fiction
  • Publishing and book culture
  • Storytelling, creativity, and the imaginaton

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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Grants

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Available Projects

  • Currently not available for new HDR students.

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Publications

Featured Publications

Book

Book Chapter

  • Wilkins, Kim (2016). From Middle Earth to Westeros: medievalism, proliferation and paratextuality. New directions in popular fiction genre, distribution, reproduction. (pp. 201-221) edited by Ken Gelder. 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. Popular fiction and spatiality reading genre settings. (pp. 109-123) edited by Lisa Fletcher. 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. The return of print? Contemporary Australian publishing. (pp. 67-87) edited by Aaron Mannion and Emmett Stinson. Melbourne: Monash University Publishing.

  • Wilkins, Kim (2014). "Awesome Cleavage": the genred body in World of Warcraft. Digital gaming re-imagines the Middle Ages. (pp. 119-130) edited by Daniel T. Kline. London, United Kingdom: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9780203097236-19

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

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

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

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Wilkins, Kim (2012). 'Words of art': magic and language in early modern England. The British World: Religion, Memory, Society, Culture, Toowoomba, Qld, Australia, 2-5 July 2012. Toowoomba, Qld, Australia: University of Southern Queensland.

Other Outputs

  • Wilkins, Kim (2019). Queens of the sea. Sydney, Australia: HarperCollins.

  • Wilkins, Kim (2017). Odin's girl. Hornsea, United Kingdom: PS Publishing.

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

  • Forsyth, Kate and Wilkins, Kim (2017). The silver well. Perth, WA, Australia: Ticonderoga Publications.

  • Freeman, Kimberley (2016). The engagement party. Sydney, NSW, Australia: Hachette Livre Australia.

  • Wilkins, Kim (2016). In Hornhead Wood. Dreaming in the Dark. edited by Jack Dann. Hornsea, United Kingdom: PostScript.

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

  • Wilkins, Kim and Diskett, Joseph (2014). 9 fathom deep. Brisbane, QLD, Australia: Story City.

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

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

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

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

  • Wilkins, Kim (2012). Wild dreams of blood. Sydney, NSW, Australia: Review of Australian Fiction.

  • Freeman, Kimberley (Kim Wilkins) (2012). Lighthouse Bay. Sydney, Australia: Hachette Australia.

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

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

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

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

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

  • Wilkins, Kim (2000). The resurrectionists. M.A. Thesis, School of English, Media Studies and Art History, The University of Queensland. doi: 10.14264/uql.2017.16

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Note for students: Professor Kim Wilkins is not currently available to take on new students.

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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  • Master Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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.

Professor Kim Wilkins is not currently available to take on new students.

  • Currently not available for new HDR students.