Staff Research Interests
Our staff have research interests and expertise in all major areas of Literary Study and Creative Writing.
I am currently researching and writing a book on the history of science fiction in the 1960s, which will extend work already completed on New Wave science fiction and literary experimentation. I am also pursuing new developments in critical/creative practice, as well as developing a collaborative projects on landscape, genre and the 'eerie', and on 'Border Masculinities'.
My research interests are in two main fields: draft process and the interpretation of the compositional process in nineteenth century writers and interpreting spatial meaning, maps and mapping in texts. I also have a particular interest in Wordsworth and writings about the Lake District. I am interested in interpreting the text in all its states (visual, material and verbal). My current research is on literary cartography and the mapping and reading of literary works for which a map appears alongside the text.