Staff Profiles: Prof. Nigel McLoughlin

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Prof. Nigel McLoughlin

Staff Profile: Prof. Nigel McLoughlin
Professor of Creativity and Poetics

Prof. Nigel McLoughlin

Prof. Nigel McLoughlin

Professor of Creativity and Poetics

English and Creative Writing

Nigel teaches the craft of writing poetry, and modules related to his 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.

Telephone: +44 (0)1242 714694 Email: nmcloughlin@glos.ac.uk

Biography

Nigel is a prize-winning Northern Irish poet with five collections of poetry in print, and he also has significant experience as an editor of anthologies and literary journals. His work has been widely published and was selected for inclusion on The Poetry Archive. He was elected a Fellow of the RSA in 2005, and awarded a National Teaching Fellowship in 2011.

Qualifications

Award Title Institution Date
PhD Creative Writing University of Lancaster 2004
MA Literary Linguistics University of Nottingham 2014
MSc Neuropsychology University of Bristol 2012
MA Creative Writing University of Lancaster 2000

Awards

National Teaching Fellow

University Teaching Fellow

Membership of professional bodies

Fellow, Higher Education Academy

Fellow, RSA

Member, Poetics and Linguistics Association

Member, International Association of Literary Semantics

Teaching and research

Teaching

HM6107 Writing, Language and The Brain

HM6110 Poetry Masterclass

HM7107 Creativity

HM7108 Cognition, Language and Literature

Level

Undergraduate, Postgraduate

Research

Nigel’s research interests include: writing poetry; using cognitive stylistic approaches to examine how readers create meaning from texts; how the creative process operates, and the implications for teaching creative subjects. He would be pleased to supervise research students at Masters or Doctoral level that address his research interests.

Publications

More publications from Prof. Nigel McLoughlin can be found in the Research Repository.

External responsibilities

Subjects for media interviews

Creativity

Writing poems

Teaching creative writing

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