Teaching and Supervision

I am founder of the English Literature with Creative Writing pathway degree and have convened modules in modern and contemporary poetry and creative writing at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. I have also contributed lectures and seminar teaching to a variety of modules for all three years of our degree programme.ell-module-planning

The first creative writing PhD in the department, Tom Phillips' travel narrative and study of writing about Albania, was awarded in September 2013. I am currently supervising a part-time creative writing PhD on self discovery in travel writing, with texts ranging from the Caribbean to the Middle East, and a further creative writing PhD focusing on the subject of lyric poetry, with particular reference to Michael Donaghy, Roy Fisher and Geoffrey Hill.

I am also supervising an AHRC-funded PhD on the writing, publication and reception of Japanese poetry in English translation during the 1970s, and a study of Muriel Rukeyser's poetry. I oversee British Academy funded post-doctoral research undertaken by Dr Natalie Pollard, entitled Lyric Economies, which focuses on the relationships between styles of address and publishing policy in twentieth-century and contemporary poetry, and Matthew Sperling's Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship researching on the publishing of British and Irish poetry since 1960. 

The department regularly sponsors applications to funding bodies for postgraduate and postdoctoral research and I would be delighted to receive proposals within my own and departmental specialist areas.

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Contact Peter Robinson:  p.robinson@reading.ac.uk

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