Portrait of Dr Elizabeth MacFarlane

Dr Elizabeth MacFarlane

Dr Elizabeth MacFarlane is a writer and Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Melbourne where she teaches Short Fiction, Graphic Narratives and Thinking Writing: Theory and Creativity. She is co-director of graphic novel publishing house Twelve Panels Press, and co-directed artists’ residency Comic Art Workshop from 2015 to 2019.

She is currently the lead chief investigator on the Australian Research Council Linkage Project 'Contemporary Australian Comics 1980-2020: A New History'. She writes short fiction, experimental fiction, and autobiography, and has published several articles and a monograph on the work of J. M. Coetzee.