Matthew Hooton

Dr Matthew Hooton

Lecturer in Creative Writing

School of Humanities

Faculty of Arts

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Lecturer in Creative Writing in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Adelaide. Author of the novels Deloume Road, published by Knopf and Jonathan Cape, and Typhoon Kingdom, published by UWAP, as well as short fiction and creative non-fiction for a variety of international publications.

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  • Original Creative Works

    Year Citation
    2021 Authors: Hooton M. Title: 206. Description: N/A. Extent: 17 pages.
    2021 Authors: Hooton M. Title: Nine Endings. Description: N/A. Extent: 8 pages.
    2021 Authors: Hooton M. Title: Mr Edison's Explorers. Description: N/A. Extent: 10 pages.
    2020 Authors: Hooton MJ. Title: Evander Holyfield Dreams Through Time to Steal George Foreman’s Blueprints for the Perfect Non-Stick Electric Grill. Description: N/A. Extent: 10 pages.
    2020 Authors: Hooton M. Title: “In Response to ‘Strings of Scarlet’”, by Hamish Gregory (2020). Description: N/A. Extent: 3-4 Pages.
    2020 Authors: Hooton M. Title: Welcome To Fordlandia. Description: N/A. Extent: 26 pages/8000 words.
    2019 Authors: Hooton MJ. Title: The House at the Edge of Town. Description: N/A. Extent: 3000 Words.
    2019 Authors: Hooton M. Title: Because Puppets Do Not Age, Do Not Fear Gravity, Do Not Betray Those Who Love Them Most. Description: N/A. Extent: 2000 words.
    2019 Authors: Hooton M. Title: Typhoon Kingdom. Description: N/A. Extent: 288 pages.
    2018 Authors: Hooton M. Title: Joseph Is a Brontosaurus Man, Mary Misses the Ice Age. Description: N/A. Extent: 4 pages.
    2018 Authors: Hooton M. Title: Thirteen Monkeys and an Ageing Emu Run Amok through the Ruins of Oracle City. Description: N/A. Extent: 6 published pages of creative non-fiction appearing in the print version of Westerly..
    2017 Authors: Hooton M. Title: The Great & Amazing Disappearing You. Description: N/A. Extent: 5 pages.
    2016 Authors: Hooton M. Title: Is This Our Inheritance O Lord, and Is That Your Voice We Hear Echoing on the Party Line?. Description: N/A. Extent: 5 pages.
    2016 Authors: Hooton M. Title: How to Write a Successful Obituary for a Superhero. Description: N/A. Extent: 7 pages.
    2016 Authors: Hooton M. Title: This Country. Description: N/A. Extent: 8 typed pages..
    2015 Authors: Hooton M. Title: But Icarus. Description: N/A. Extent: 12 typed pages..
    2013 Authors: Hooton MJ. Title: "Foreigner" in At The Edge: A Collaborative Novel. Description: N/A. Extent: 20 typed pages..
    2013 Authors: Hooton MJ. Title: "Foreigner" in At The Edge: A Collaborative Novel. Description: N/A. Extent: 20 typed pages..
    2013 Authors: Hooton MJ. Title: This Tongue. Description: N/A. Extent: 6 typed pages..
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  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2021 Principal Supervisor Writing the Australian Suburban Gothic Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Miss Gillian Erin Hagenus
    2020 Principal Supervisor Tattoos as Ekphrastic Narratives of Otherness in Crime Fiction Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Stephen William Abram
    2020 Principal Supervisor A Prose Fiction Project on Colonel William Light Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Lyn Dickens
    2020 Principal Supervisor Into the Forest: Historical Imagination in Philippine Fiction Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Glenn Lappay Diaz
    2019 Co-Supervisor Exerting Machines Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Juliet Ann Paine
    2019 Principal Supervisor Metafictional Television: an Exegesis Investigating How Metafictional Techniques Can Add to the Quality Or Sophistication of a Television Comedy, Plus a Creative Work (Comedy Television Series) About a Creative Writing Student’s Life In a Postgraduate College Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Dancey Elizabeth Gordon
    2018 Co-Supervisor Queer Ecologies and Contemporary Poetry Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Em Artur Koenig
    2018 Co-Supervisor Iya Kafayat: A Novel (Creative Component)
    A Grammar of Play in a Postcolongy of a Postcolony (Exegesis)
    Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Olujide Babatunde Adebayo-Begun
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2019 - 2020 Principal Supervisor Volume 1: The Lining of the Heart
    Volume 2: Encounters with Visual Art through Creative Writing: Sketching as a Methodology, Unconscious Scanning and Characterisation through Ekphrasis
    Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Stephen William Abram
    2018 - 2021 Co-Supervisor Volume 1: Tipping Points and Volume 2: Putting Together as an Art: A Writer's Guide to Intertexuality, the accompanying exegetical work Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Travis Lucas
  • Position: Lecturer in Creative Writing
  • Phone: 83134562
  • Email: matthew.hooton@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Napier, floor 6
  • Room: 6 10
  • Org Unit: English and Creative Writing

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