Teaching will combine a study of key theories and texts across a range of genres, from poetry and fiction to autobiography, with practical writing exercises. In addition, we try to pay some attention to how writers (such as Wordsworth, Coleridge, Pound and Breton) have theorised their own (and others' work).
Module Supervisor's Research into Subject Area
Chris McCully has published many book-length works of non-fiction including textbooks, fishing and travel guides. His most recent book-length work of non-fiction is an account of living, working and observing the natural world in the Netherlands (Outside, 2011); further essays exploring travel, place and cultural memory will appeared in Sane Places, 2018). He has also written well over hundred feature articles and continues to write essays and reviews for literary journals. Particular research interests include poetic and prose form, Old English poetry (Chris’s new translation of Beowulf appeared in 2018) and narratives of ‘home’ and homecoming.
- Module Supervisor: Christopher McCully