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Kathryn Hummel is a poet and short-story writer who has also published critical work.
She holds an Honours degree in English and Gender Studies from the University of Adelaide (awarded in 2006 for a dissertation titled 'Deliciously in Between: Gender Transgression and Conservatism in Celluloid Gay Best Friendship') and a PhD in Social Sciences from the University of South Australia (awarded in 2012 for a dissertation entitled 'The Women Alone: Details of Bangladesh Life and Adda: A Narrative Ethnography', with an accompanying exegesis entitled 'Thinking About Writing About "The Women Alone"').
Hummel has worked in the United States as a columnist for PopMatters: A Journal of Contemporary Culture (Chicago) and in Australia as artist-in-residence/cafe-poet-in-residence at the Forever Now project (an Aphids project), the Reading Room, and Australian Poetry (all Melbourne).
In 2019, she was longlisted for the Experimental Nonfiction Prize for 'Jhor'.
Kathryn Hummel has also written the following works that fall outside AustLit's scope or are yet to be sighted:
‘Delhi morning’ in Semeen Ali (ed). Delhi, An Anthology of Poems. Delhi: Cyberwit, 2014.
‘Delhi pm' in Semeen Ali (ed). Delhi, An Anthology of Poems. Delhi: Cyberwit, 2014.
‘Words of Longing' in Semeen Ali (ed). Delhi, An Anthology of Poems. Delhi: Cyberwit, 2014.
‘Hell has a Lal Qil’ah View’ in Semeen Ali (ed). Delhi, An Anthology of Poems. Delhi: Cyberwit, 2014.
'Massage' in Fakrul Alam and Shamsad Mortuza (eds). Six Seasons Review. 1:1. October 2013, p.47.
'Art in Motion' in Fakrul Alam and Shamsad Mortuza (eds). Six Seasons Review. 1:1. October 2013, p.48.
'Poema: Lessons in Japanese' in Fakrul Alam and Shamsad Mortuza (eds). Six Seasons Review. 1:1. October 2013, p.50.
‘Birthday Triptych’ in Ayn Frances Dela Cruz, (ed). Paper Monster Press: I, Icarus. 9, 2013.
‘Gentlemanwallah’ in Roxy Hornbeck and Natasha Lovato (eds). Quiet Shorts: All or Nothing: Stories of the Disillusioned, Disenfranchised and Displaced. 2.2 (2012), p.66
‘Navigation’ in P. Gopichand and P. Nagasuseela (eds). The Poetic Bliss. Guntur: JKC College, 2012, p.94.
‘Crucify Eve’ in P. Gopichand and P. Nagasuseela (eds). The Poetic Bliss. Guntur: JKC College, 2012, p.93.
‘Un Vieillard Au Bord De La Mer’ in Sue Cook (ed). Spring Poetry Festival: Opinion. Norwood: South Australian English Teachers Association, 1999, p.34.
‘Love Letters to VS Naipaul: Hurricane Katrina’. Love Letters to VS Naipaul (http://lovelettertovsnaipaul.wordpress.com/) July 11 2011.
‘Playing the Swan’. Party Walls. Adelaide: Seaview, 2003.
‘Much Ado About Nothing: The SMS Version’. Anthology of Australasian Short Stories. Ed. Brian Dibble. Kathmandu: Spiny Babbler, 2003, pp.197-203.
‘A Kind of Conscious Sleep’. Piping Shrike: Ex Nihilo. Magill: Piping Shrike, 2001, pp.37-42.
Other (critical and non-fiction)
'Austen's English Roses'. Meanjin, 56.3/4 (1997), pp.735-737. (On heroes in film adaptations of Jane Austen novels.)
'What’s So Great About Gulshan, Anyway? Instructions for the Expatriated'. Social Alternatives, 30.2 (2011), pp.13-16. (On expatriate life in Bangladesh.)
‘Wipe Your Boots at the Door: The Global Soul Returning Home’ in Julie Lunn, Stephanie Bizjak and Sue Summers (eds). Changing Facts: Changing Minds; Changing Worlds. Perth: Black Swan Press, 2013, pp.116-155.
‘Anatomy of the Wasteland’ in Bridie McCarthy and Alice Healy-Ingram (eds). New Scholar: Creative Practice as Research 2.1 (2013) (e-publication).
‘Before and After A Night Out: the Impact of Revelation in Bangladesh’. M/C Journal: ‘impact’. 14.6 (2011) (e-publication).
‘Deliciously In Between: Transgressing Borders with Gay Best friendship’ in Abdul R. JanMohamed (ed). Reconsidering Social Identification: Race, Gender, Class and Caste. New Delhi: Routledge, 2011, pp.260-81.
‘Charting Koenji’ in Shannon Young (ed). How Does One Dress to Buy Dragonfruit? True Stories of Expat Women in Asia. Hong Kong: Signal 8 Press, 2014.
'Place’ in Mikey Leung and Belinda Meggitt (eds). Positive Light. Dhaka: Drik, 2012, p.48.
‘Deep Desh’ in Mikey Leung and Belinda Meggitt (eds). Bangladesh. Bucks, UK: Bradt Travel Guides, 2012, p.110.
‘Cafe Poet Update: Writing and Watching’. Australian Poetry. June 2011.
‘Guided By a Bengali Poet’. PopMatters. 3 June 2008.
‘Rickshaw vs Car.’ Himal SouthAsian: Voices, 21 March 2008.
‘The Rickshaw as an Endangered Species.’ PopMatters. 28 February 2008.
‘In Conversation with Kaiser Haq.’ PopMatters. 1 January 2008.
‘Living in a Po-Co World.’ PopMatters. 12 November 2007.
‘An Outsider Gets Brief Glimpses of the Real Tibet.’ The Record, 12 October 2007.
‘Sacred Ornas and Secret Longings.’ PopMatters. 8 October 2007.
‘During the Deluge.’ PopMatters. 17 September 2007.
‘Travellers See a Disney-fied Tibet.’ Gulf Times, 20 September 2007.
‘Travels in Little China.’ PopMatters. 15 August 2007.
‘Seeking Some Reprieve.’ PopMatters. 20 June 2007.
‘Dr Dhaka’s Lonely Hearts Club.’ PopMatters. 23 May 2007.
‘Deep ’Desh.’ PopMatters. 17 April 2007.
‘My Wandering Days.’ PopMatters. 13 March 2007.
‘Women of the Evolution: (Another) Discussion of Chick Lit.’ PopMatters. 19 February 2007.
‘A New Year’s Career.’ PopMatters. 15 January 2007.
‘Five Years’ Moldering, Now.’ PopMatters. 1 January 2007.
‘Bye-Bye Bridesmaiding.’ Sun Journal, 3 December 2006.
‘Bridesmaids Revisited.’ PopMatters. 20 November 2006.
‘Reel Australia.’ PopMatters. 17 October 2006.
‘I Am/We Are/You May or May Not Be, Depending.’PopMatters. 20 September 2006.
‘Little Americans: They’re Everywhere!’ PopMatters. 6 August 2006.
‘Invasion of the McMansions.’ PopMatters. 18 July 2006.
‘Little America’s Term of Love’. PopMatters. 11 June 2006.