The expertise of Creative Writing staff lies in the craft of language and storytelling within the broad context of professional practice. Creative writing staff at Bangor publish in the major forms of short fiction, the novel and poetry, their research spanning criticism and practice-based contributions to these areas.
Staff are internationally recognised experts in their chosen field, bringing knowledge and enthusiasm to their teaching. The department has an active community of research students and offers research supervision in a range of specialist areas, including: Poetry, Short story writing, Experimental writing, Ecopolitics.
English Literature & Creative Writing research interests are varied in period and approach. Ongoing and new areas of research in Creative Writing include adaptation, experimentation and translation and creative writing, approached from a range of perspectives and theoretical angles, informed by gender, social class, ideology, as well as the relationships between literature and the arts, literature and geography and literature and religion.