Mrs Loraine Haywood

Mrs Loraine Haywood

Honorary Associate Lecturer

School of Humanities and Social Science

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


For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

Chapter (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2021 Haywood L, Haywood L, 'Searching for the 'Desert of the Real' in the Films of Tom Cruise', Starring Tom Cruise, Wayne State University Press, Detroit 94-111 (2021)
2020 Haywood L, 'Queen of the Ashes: Daenerys Targaryen, Cinderella of the Apocalypse, and Her Mirror Prince, in Game of Thrones', Woke Cinderella Twenty-First-Century Adaptations, Lexington Books, Lanham, Maryland 97-115 (2020) [B1]

Journal article (4 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2021 Haywood L, 'Baudrillard and the Prophetic: Reimagining the Twin Towers in Avengers Infinity War', MAST: The Journal of Media Art Study and Theory, 2 94-112 (2021)
2020 Haywood L, 'Navigating the Labyrinth of Chaos: Metaphor and Myth in Joker's Dystopian Dream', Language, Literature, and Interdisiplinary Studies, 4 1-12 (2020) [C1]
2020 Haywood L, 'Finding Pandora: A Mythic Response to the Coronavirus', The Golden Line: A Magazine on English Literature, 3 1-6 (2020) [C1]
2016 Haywood L, '"Nostalgia for Eden": Joseph Kosinski's Oblivion, an Apocalyptic Genesis', Seachanges:WOMEN SCHOLARS of RELIGION & THEOLOGY, 7 1-19 (2016) [C1]
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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


Honorary Associate Lecturer
School of Humanities and Social Science
College of Human and Social Futures

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