Matthew Hooton

Dr Matthew Hooton

Lecturer

School of Humanities

Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD, but is currently at capacity - 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.

  • Original Creative Works

    Year Citation
    2022 Authors: Hooton M. Title: Arrowhead. Description: N/A. Extent: 8 pages.
    2022 Authors: Hooton M. Title: Us Skeletons On a Blind Date, Waiting. Description: N/A. Extent: 5 pages/2000 words.
    2022 Authors: Hooton M. Title: “The Four Corners of the Earth (are getting hot and slippery and difficult to hold, say the angels, and who stuck gum under the ledge anyway?)”. Description: N/A. Extent: 12 pages.
    2022 Authors: Hooton M. Title: Frozen in Late Middle Age. Description: N/A. Extent: 3 pages.
    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.
    2021 Authors: Hooton M. Title: The Collectors. Description: N/A. Extent: 4 pages.
    2020 Authors: Hooton MJ. Title: Welcome To Fordlandia. Description: N/A. Extent: 26 pages/8000 words.
    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 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.
    2019 Authors: Hooton MJ. 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 MJ. Title: Typhoon Kingdom. Description: N/A. Extent: 288 pages.
    2019 Authors: Hooton MJ. Title: The House at the Edge of Town. Description: N/A. Extent: 3000 Words.
    2018 Authors: Hooton MJ. Title: Joseph Is a Brontosaurus Man, Mary Misses the Ice Age. Description: N/A. Extent: 4 pages.
    2018 Authors: Hooton MJ. 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 MJ. Title: The Great & Amazing Disappearing You. Description: N/A. Extent: 5 pages.
    2016 Authors: Hooton MJ. Title: This Country. Description: N/A. Extent: 8 typed pages..
    2016 Authors: Hooton MJ. Title: How to Write a Successful Obituary for a Superhero. Description: N/A. Extent: 7 pages.
    2016 Authors: Hooton MJ. 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.
    2015 Authors: Hooton M. Title: But Icarus. Description: N/A. Extent: 12 typed pages..
    2013 Authors: Hooton MJ. Title: This Tongue. Description: N/A. Extent: 6 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..
  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2022 Principal Supervisor A short fiction sequence and accompanying exegesis exploring varying concepts of place and space Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Morgan Wesley Nunan
    2022 Principal Supervisor Carnal Femininity: A Short Story Collection and Accompanying Exegesis Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Miss Victoria Tomaszczyk
    2021 Principal Supervisor Writing the Australian Suburban Gothic Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Miss Gillian Erin Hagenus
    2021 Principal Supervisor The creative component is a series of 8 TV comedy episodes.

    The exegetical component is a discussion of unreliable narration (both in existing television programs and in the author's own work) and how this technique impacts "closure" in television series.

    Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Miss Dancey Elizabeth Gordon
    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 Part Time Dr Lyn Dickens
    2019 Principal Supervisor Exerting Machines Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Juliet Ann Paine
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2020 - 2022 Principal Supervisor "Yñiga" and "Into the Forest: The Historical Imagination in Philippine Fiction" Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Glenn Lappay Diaz
    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
    2018 - 2022 Co-Supervisor Part I: Creative Component “Breathing Plural” Part II: Exegesis Plural Breathing: Contemporary Approaches to Queering Ecopoetics Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Em Artur Koenig
  • Position: Lecturer
  • Phone: 83134562
  • Email: matthew.hooton@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Napier, floor 6
  • Org Unit: School of Humanities

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