Staff Profiles: English Language and Creative Writing

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Dr. David Webster

Dr. David Webster

Acting Head of Humanities

History, Religion, Philosophy and Ethics

English and Creative Writing

My role allows me to switch from collaborating with colleagues on enhancing learning and teaching in the university, to working with students on topics as diverse as Satanist activism, Buddhism, existentialism & also leading our Cordoba field trip.

Dr. Jonathan Marshall

Dr. Jonathan Marshall

Academic Course Leader

English and Creative Writing

I completed a BA and MA in Linguistics, before doing a PhD in Linguistics at the University of Reading. My research area is Sociolinguistics and Dialectology. I specialise in developing theoretical models of the diffusion of language change.

Dr. Angela France

Dr. Angela France

Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing

English and Creative Writing

I write and teach poetry and have published four poetry books, Occupation (2009), Lessons in Mallemaroking (2011), Hide (2013). and The Hill (2017). I also have an interest in writing for well-being and run writing workshops in the community.

Dr. Paul Innes

Dr. Paul Innes

Academic Subject Leader in Literary and Critical Studies

English and Creative Writing

I'm a specialist in Shakespeare studies and I'm particularly interested in what his plays meant at the time they were written and how they were performed on his own stage.

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Dr. Mike D.D. Johnston

Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing

English and Creative Writing

History, Religion, Philosophy and Ethics

I'm the author of three novels and I'm now writing a non-fiction book about European history. I teach prose fundamentals, short story writing, and theory for writers.

Dr. Tyler Keevil

Dr. Tyler Keevil

Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing

As a short story writer, novelist, and screenwriter, I've professionally published work in horror, science fiction, literary fiction, children's fiction and creative non-fiction genres and I'm interested in how these genres influence each other.

Dr. Lania Knight

Dr. Lania Knight

Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing

English and Creative Writing

I've wanted to be a writer since the fifth grade. I love story, whether it's made up or true-to-life. My family is chock-full of storytellers, and I'm glad to be continuing the tradition.

Dr. Adrian Long

Dr. Adrian Long

Senior Lecturer in Theology and Biblical Studies

History, Religion, Philosophy and Ethics

Biblical and theological perspectives offer sometimes surprising, sometimes problematic insights on what it means to be human. I’m fascinated by the hard questions they provoke for understanding who we are and how we might live.

Prof. Nigel McLoughlin

Prof. Nigel McLoughlin

Professor of Creativity and Poetics

English and Creative Writing

I teach the craft of writing poetry, and modules related to my other areas of interest, including cognitive stylistic methods of analysing texts; the creative processes involved in writing; and how language is processed in the brain.

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Dr. Kayleigh Moore

Lecturer in Creative Writing

English and Creative Writing

I'm a short story writer and novelist with an interest in the challenging, taboo and profane. I am fascinated by the origins of such stories, and the motivation of their creators.

Dr. Martin Randall

Dr. Martin Randall

Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing

English and Creative Writing

Film, Radio, Television and Media

I teach prose on all three undergraduate levels and my specialisms include the American short story, experimental writing, theories of the novel, historical fiction and transgressive writing.

Dr. Arran Stibbe

Dr. Arran Stibbe

Reader in Ecological Linguistics

English and Creative Writing

In my teaching and research I focus on how language makes us who we are as people, and the role of language in building the kind of society we live in, using discourse analysis and ecolinguistics.

Dr. Hilary Weeks

Dr. Hilary Weeks

Senior Lecturer in English Literature

English and Creative Writing

As a former medievalist I know that where we begin may not be where we find ourselves eventually. My road took me from a bookshop in London to an academic career via several years living, working and studying in the USA.