Creative Writing

Creative Writing Research Group Overview

The Creative Writing Research Group combines practice-based research and theoretical rigour to explore aspects of writing and creativity across multiple genres. Members of the Group have been longlisted and shortlisted for mutliple literary awards. Our strengths include: memoir and life-writing; experimental and innovative forms of poetic and literary practice; contemporary fiction; creativity and philosophy; cross-genre approaches to creative writing; and cross-cultural theory and pedagogy of writing. We have strong links with the broader literary world locally, nationally and internationally.

The Creative Writing Research Group at De Montfort University invites applications to the Midlands 3 Cities Doctoral Training Partnership from UK and EU students . Members of the Creative Writing Research Group and their research interests are listed below:

  • Dr. Kathleen Bell: Principal Lecturer in Creative Writing
    W.H. Auden
    Working-class writing
    Twentieth-century poetry.
    Creative writing (poetry and fiction).
  • Dr. Will Buckingham: Reader in Writing and Creativity
    Creative writing (fiction, non-fiction and children’s)
    Philosophy, in particular contemporary Continental philosophy & East Asian/Buddhist philosophy
    Chinese traditions of writing and creativity
    Creativity in cross-cultural perspective.
  • Dr. Simon Perril: Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing
    Creative writing (poetry)
    Contemporary Anglo-American poetry and poetics
    Experimental/Avant-Garde poetic practice.
  • Dr. Jonathan Taylor: Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing
    Creative writing (poetry, fiction, memoir)
    Literature of the ‘long’ nineteenth century
    Creative non-fiction
    Radio writing.

Click here to find out more about the Creative Writing Research Group and here to apply.

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