Kate Robertson

Kate Robertson is an Australian-born, New York-based author and critic with a PhD from the University of Sydney. She has written about art, film and culture for a range of publications, including The Atlantic, Complex, i-D, Marie Claire, Paste, Rue Morgue, Senses of Cinema and Vice. Her first book, Identity, Community and Australian Artists, 1890-1914: Paris, London & Further Afield was released with Bloomsbury Academic in 2019 and her second, Trouble Every Day, in the Devil’s Advocates series, in 2021 (Auteur/Liverpool University Press). Recent book chapters include ‘Connection and Reflection through Dark Storytelling: Filmmakers, Community and Women in Horror Film Festivals’, in Bloody Women: Women Directors of Horror (2022) and ‘Blood Lust: Realism, Violent Inspiration, and the Artist in Horror Cinema’, in Screening the Art World (2022). Robertson has spoken about film at events such as Brooklyn Horror Film Festival, where she was a jury member in 2022, Ax Wound Film Festival, where she was a judge in 2021, The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies, Final Girls Berlin Film Festival, Cine-Excess, Fear 2000, BAFTSS Horror Studies, and The Future of Horror is Female. She has also guested on podcasts including A Year in Horror, Final Girls Feast, Women in Revolt, as well as on the local radio program Your Niche is Dead.


In her essay, Robertson explores the audiovisual motif of Ophelia in Asato Mari’s, film, a supernatural coming-of-age queer love story


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