Staff Research Interests
Our staff have research interests and expertise in all major areas of Literary Study and Creative Writing.
My main areas of interest are long prose fiction and the short story. My recent work has concentrated on the unreliable or limited narrator and on LDS fiction. I have recenty completed a novel in the first person omnicient point of view that engages with ideas about healing, transformation, haunting and masculinity.
New areas of interest include gaming and interactivity, digital storytelling projects and narrative and new media more generally. I am also interested in writing industries and new routes into publication for writers, collaborative work, and the way writers and other creative practitioners work together. With this in mind, in 2013 I co-founded the writers' and artists' collective, Curious Tales, which allows practioners to work together to create, produce and deliver creative works. So far we have published the illustrated anthologies: The Longest Night: Five Curious Tales, Poor Souls' Light: Seven Curious Tales, Bus StationL Unbound, The Barrow Rapture and Congregation of Innocents: Five Curious Tales.