Mrs Loraine Haywood

Client Experience Officer

University Library

Career Summary


Loraine has completed a Bachelor of Arts Degree and a Master of Theology (2017), at the University of Newcastle. Her interests include the influence of Biblical Master Narratives infused in cinema and studying the disruption to these symbolic orders using psychoanalytical theory. Her research focuses on the works of Jacques Lacan, Jean Baudrillard, Todd McGowan, and Slavoj Žižek. She considers the 9/11 event as the irruption of “the Real” and a historical trauma in Western society and culture; representing suspension, the apocalyptic of our postmodern society.

She has published in the Seachanges Journal for Women Scholars in Religion and Theology, “Nostalgia for Eden”: Joseph Kosinski’s Oblivion, an Apocalyptic Genesis, (Vol. 7, 2016). University of Otago Working Papers, Reflecting Absence, Mediating the Real: Oblivion as a Requiem for 9/11, (Vol. 1: 2, 2018, 26-46).

Loraine has presented five conference papers, The Real: Intrusion and Disruption at Performing the Real Conference June 2016; Reflecting Absence, Mediating “the Real”: Oblivion as a Requiem For 9/11 at the Mediating the Real Conference August/September 2016; 9/11 and the Violent Aperture: The Real and It’s Mirror, Walking the Void at the Performance and the Performativity of Violence Conference June 19-20, 2017; Post-truth as Concealment of the Real and 9/11, Mediating the Real 2: Mediations in a Post-truth Era, November 22-24, 2017. Baudrillard and the Prophetic: Reimagining the Twin Towers in Avengers: Infinity War, at The University of Sydney “What if?” Reading Worlds of Possibility Conference, June 14-15, 2018.


  • Master of Theology, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Newcastle

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
190299 Film, Television and Digital Media not elsewhere classified 35
220499 Religion and Religious Studies not elsewhere classified 35
220318 Psychoanalytic Philosophy 30


For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

Journal article (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Haywood L, '"Nostalgia for Eden": Joseph Kosinski's Oblivion, an Apocalyptic Genesis', Seachanges:WOMEN SCHOLARS of RELIGION & THEOLOGY, 7 1-19 (2016) [C1]

Conference (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Haywood L, 'Performance of The Real Postgrad and Early Career Researcher Symposium', University of Otago (2016)

Mrs Loraine Haywood


Client Experience Officer
Client Experience Team
University Library
Academic Division

Contact Details

Phone 15392
Fax 15833


Room L308
Building Auchmuty Library
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308