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Senior Lecturer in English and Creative Writing, design and teachin of UG and MA modules.  Programme Leader for English and Creative Writing MA.  Two poetry collections published and numerous poems in journals and anthologies, and publications on Renaissance literature and Victorian literature.  

Research interests

Creative Writing (author of two poetry collections); spoken word and performance with music; myth (co-edited a volume of essays); George Gascoigne; Petrarch; Victorian literature, especially gothic, horror, and fairy tale (co-edited a volume of essays, and currently edited one on text and image); orientalism in children's books; Rumi and connections with English Metaphysical Poets. 

Teaching and Administration

Module co-ordinator and/or lecturer for:

Level 4:   Writing, Performance and Persuasion; Shakespeare and Shakespearean Drama; Literary Genres.

Level 5: Victorian Literature  

Level 6:  Literature of Enchantment

MA:       Reading as a Writer (Creative Writing MA).

PhD:      Supervised Phds in Creative Writing and in the Victorian Period.   


Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of York

Award Date: 1 Jun 1997

Master of Arts, University of Cambridge

Award Date: 1 Jun 1990

Bachelor of Arts, University of Cambridge

Award Date: 1 Jun 1989


  • P Language and Literature
  • poetry
  • spoken word
  • performance
  • Renaissance
  • Gothic

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