Dr Karen Hall is a lecturer in Theory at the Tasmanian College of the Arts at the Inveresk campus, and deputy coordinator of the Bachelor of Contemporary Arts.
|Degree||Title of Thesis||University||Country||Awarded|
|PhD||Discovering the Lost Race Story: Writing Science Fiction, Writing Temporality||University of Western Australia||Australia||2008|
|BA (Hons)||University of Western Australia||Australia||2002|
Karen completed her PhD at the University of Western Australia, before moving to Tasmania. She has been in her current role since 2011.
Karen's research aligns with the University's research theme of Creativity, Culture and Society. Her research explores how the past is reimagined in the present across a range of creative disciplines: from medievalism in Victorian photography and contemporary film and television to Tasmanian convict and colonial heritage in ephemeral and site-specific contemporary art.
- Cultural Studies Association of Australia
- Art Association of Australia and New Zealand
contemporary art, critical theory, visual art, performanc,e memory, medievalism, heritage, site-specific
- Experience in interdisciplinary teaching
- Experience in online teaching
- Theory Basics (FFA192)
- Theory Techniques (FFA193)
- New from Old: Renaissance and Enlightenment (FFA250) and (FFA350)
- Modernism and After (FFA252) and (FFA352)
- Design: Theatres and Exhibitions (FFA248) and (FFA348)
- Art, Site, Performance (FFA269) and (FFA369)
- Ideas of Nature and Culture (FFA249) and (FFA349)
- Ideas of Subject and Object (FFA257) and (FFA357)
- Ideas of Space and Time (FFA256) and (FFA356)
- Investigation Creative Research Practice (FFA301)
Karen has collaborated with Tasmanian arts organisations and institutions, and worked with academics at other universities in Australia and the United Kingdom.
- contemporary art
- site-specific art
- memory and heritage
Whitfeld Fellowship, a six-month part-time postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Western Australia, 2008
Kerry Lodge Convict Site art project
- This art project brings together local contemporary artists with the archaeological dig to respond to the specific histories of a convict site and explore the possibilities of envisioning connections to the past through ephemeral and performative work and documentation.
- Art Theory (190103)
- Creative Arts, Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogy (130201)
- Art Criticism (190101)
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Performing Arts (190401)
- Rural Sociology (160804)
- The Creative Arts (incl. Graphics and Craft) (950104)
- Music (950101)
- Pedagogy (930201)
Journal Article(1 outputs)
|2014||Hall K, Finlayson M, 'Unfinished Business: craft and revivification', Craft and Design Enquiry, (6) pp. 61-73. ISSN 2200-6931 (2014) [Refereed Article]|
Co-authors: Finlayson M
Chapter in Book(1 outputs)
|2014||Hall K, 'Encounter, Fragment, Reuse', International Medievalism and Popular Culture, Cambria Press, Louise D'Arcens & Andrew Lynch (ed), Amherst, NY, pp. 107-124. ISBN 9781604978643 (2014) [Research Book Chapter]|
Conference Publication(1 outputs)
|2014||Hall KP, 'Starting In Place: a preliminary investigation of first year curriculum design in response to critical regionalism', Proceedings of the Teaching Matters 2014 Conference, 2-3 December 2014, Newnham Campus, University of Tasmania, pp. 30-36. (2014) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]|
I supervise Masters and PhD students, usually with emphasis on the theoretical contexts and written components of the research project.
|Masters||Between the Lines: The Reading and Re-Imagination of Landscape as Text||2013|
|PhD||Adaptation of the Design Philosophy and Methods of Permaculture in Community Art Projects||2014|
|Masters||Super Media World: Exploring shifts in viewer/media engagement through investigation of human relationships within the current technology environment||2014|
|PhD||In Mint Condition: The adult desire to enshrine nostalgic childhood objects associated with the memory||2015|
|PhD||Translation: Interpreting Embodiment: Locating the Sublime||2015|