CV / publications / talks

Academic Publications

‘Land Diagrams: the new twinned studies’, Cultural Geographies January 2013, vol. 20 no. 1 113-122 

‘‘A local habitation and a name’: Writing Britain‘, Journal of Historical Geography January 2013, vol. 39 125-134

‘‘Whitby is a statement’: Littoral geographies in British Poetry’, in Neal Alexander & David Cooper eds., Poetry & Geography: Space, Place & Post-War Poetry (Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2013)

‘‘On the shore counting ills’: Riley’s coastal accounts in Llŷn’, in Peter Riley: Critical Essays (currently co-editing with Alex Latter for Gylphi Ltd: Arts and Humanities, 2014)



GLOSS (forthcoming artist’s book)

Nostalgia Forest (Oystercatcher Press, 2013)

SUCKERS (chapbook, 2012, featured here as part of the Lex-ICON text and image project, and forthcoming as a series in Dandelion’s Literary Ecology issue).

Other single poems have been published by Intercapillary Space, The Bee Bole, and Philosophy Activism Nature (PAN), and also in anthologies, including Herbarium (Renscombe Press, 2011) and Anthology of the Apple (Nine Arches Press, 2013).



British Federation of Film Societies (BFFS) NATIONAL WINNER in Film Society of the Year Awards for ‘Best Film Education Programme’ second year running – Sept 2013

British Federation of Film Societies (BFFS) NATIONAL WINNER in the Film Society of the Year Awards, for ‘Best Film Education Programme’, Sept 2012, profiled here on the Royal Holloway website.

British Federation of Film Societies Commendation for PASSENGERFILMS for ‘Best Film Education Programme’, 2011

Winner of 1k Royal Holloway Entrepreneurs mini-grant for PASSENGERFILMS, 2011

Holder of full AHRC award for PhD research in Cultural Geography and one other discipline, Royal Holloway, 2009-2012

Holder of the Senior Scholarship Award for outstanding academic achievement, Wadham College, 2008-9

Winner of the Rex Warner Literary Prize for outstanding creative writing and translation, 2007


Selected conference papers/ public talks

‘The Coast is Our Masterpiece’, an evening of twilight talks as part of the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts’ Art and the Sea programme, Sheringham Little Theatre, Norfolk, 30th Oct 2013, 4-7pm

‘Working with cultural geographies of the coast and forest’, as part of the Poetics Research Centre seminar series on practice-based research, Centre for Creative Collaboration, London, 16th Oct 2013, 5-7pm

‘Bow down’, with Amy Cutler, Alec Finlay, and Hanna Tuulikki, at Duke’s Wood, Nottinghamshire, 31st Aug 2013

‘The Archive and the Forest’, at Report on the Archive, Birkbeck, University of London, 5th July 2013

‘Shifting Forests’, at  Land Shift (an evening exploring shifting landscapes and alternative geographies), Two Degrees festival, Toynbee Studios, London, 20th June 2013

”Ax(e) / cuts / of  the / paper’: Anthony Barnett’s A Forest Utilization Family and Forest Poems Forest Drawings’, at Poetry and the Dictionary, St. Peter’s College, Oxford, 15th June 2013

‘Technology and ‘Tongues in Trees’:  modern British poetry and late twentieth century forestry’, at Silent Spring: Chemical, Biological and Technological Visions of the Post-1945 Environment, Birkbeck, University of London, 7th June 2013

‘Nostalgia forests: environmental and cultural memory’, at Society, Representation, and Cultural Memory cross-departmental round-table, Windsor Building, Royal Holloway, 3rd June 2013

”Men sign the sea’: modern poetry on Britain’s North Sea coasts’, at Excavations and Estuaries: The Nature of Landscape exhibition seminar, Abbey Walk Gallery, Grimsby, 25th May 2013

‘‘Time, the deer, is in the wood of Hallaig’: poetry, memory, and modern British forests’, at Shifting Territories: Modern and Contemporary Poetics of Place, Senate House, University of London, 22-23rd May 2013

‘Forest Memory’: Amy Cutler and Douglas White at Salon Particulier arts club, Union Chapel, Islington, London, 10th April 2013

”Sung through the forest mirror’: the forest echo and non-singular language’, at Writing Sound symposium, Oxford Brookes University, 7th Nov 2012

”Time spirals out of seed’: the forest, dendrochronology, and modern British poetry’, at Composting Culture: Literature, Nature, Popular Culture, Science, University of Worcester, 5-7th Sept 2012

”It is a traffick / and no mistake’: ships, economics, and the language of the sea in modern British poetry’, at Britain and the Sea: The Maritime Sphere and the Past, Present and Future of the UK, University of Plymouth, 4-5th Sept 2012

‘A new word view: geography and the challenge of poetry’, in ‘Interdisciplinary geographies’ panel, RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2012, Edinburgh, 3-5th July 2012

‘Remit and rhyme: land ownership in contemporary British poetry’, Politics at Royal Holloway one-day conference, RHUL, 31st May 2012

‘The station and the port: coastal passages’, at Over the Irish Sea: Symposium, University College Dublin, 26-27th April 2012

‘Treed to a wild junction’: forest intersections in modern British poetry’, Intersections: UCL Graduate Conference, London, 9th March 2012

”L/andedness ends’: British Poetry and Coastal Politics’, talk given as part of Intercapillary Places event You are outside, lost somewhere: Cutler & Fox, Parasol Unit, 15th September 2011

‘Peter Larkin’s Leaves of Field and British forest management’, Cultivation Field Postgraduate Symposium, Reading University, 28th September 2011

‘Contemporary British Poetry and Coastlines’, RHUL Geography Postgraduate Symposium, 21st September 2011

Panel guest on ‘I Want to Start a Film Club’, part of the Scala Forever season at the Roxy Bar & Screen, 3rd September 2011

Panel guest on ‘Zombie Zero Apocalypse’, a critical dissection of the geography of zombies, 7-8pm on Resonance FM, 21st April 2011

‘Poetics of the peninsular in Peter Riley’s Llyn Writings‘, paper given at Regional Literary Cultures Conference, University of Nottingham, 14-15th April 2011

‘Everything You Wanted To Know About Zombies But Were Afraid To Ask Daniel Defoe’, paper for one-off event on plague narratives at the Centre for Creative Collaboration, 8th April 2011

28 Days Later and the New Mobilities Paradigm’, paper given at Sights and Sites: Topographical Approaches to British Cinema, Queen Mary University of London, 2nd April 2011

‘Littoral and literal: capes, coasts, and British poetry’, paper given at British and Irish Contemporary Poetry Conference, Queens University Belfast, 15-17th September 2010

‘Allen Fisher and Brixton Fractals’, at the UCL Urban Laboratory Stadtkolloquium, 28-29thJanuary 2010

‘Write off the map: modern British poetry and the Ordnance Survey’, paper given at The Drawn Map, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, 12-13th March 2010

‘Contemporary Cartographic Poetry’, paper given at the Contemporary Poetics Research Centre, Birkbeck, as part of the TALKSTALKSTALKS series, 10th Feb 2010

‘The landscape is riddled with failed promises / and premature returns’: industrial remains in Ted Hughes’ Remains of Elmet (1979) and Peter Riley’s Tracks and Mineshafts (1983)’, paper given at ‘Reanimating Industrial Spaces’ session, Theories of Archaeology Group (TAG) annual conference, Durham, 17-19th December 2009.

‘Novel geographies of The Great North Road in C. E. Montague’s Right Off the Map (1927)  and Elizabeth Bowen’s To the North (1932)’, at Utopian Spaces of British Literature and Culture, 1890-1945, Oxford, 18th September 2009



Curator, Time, the deer, is in the wood of Hallaig – an exhibition on forests, social and environmental memory, and concepts of history, 2013

Appointed an Ambassador for Public Engagement by the National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE) in Jan 2012: see ambassador page.

Co-editor, Peter Riley: Critical Essays (forthcoming from Gylphi).

Founder and Director, PASSENGERFILMS, ‘the car crash of geography and cinema’, 2010 onwards. See case study page on the NCCPE website.

Founder and Editor, LAND DIAGRAMS, new cross-disciplinary twinned studies

Convener, ‘In-betweenness: cross-disciplinary research’, Landscape Surgery, Bedford Square, 29th May 2012

Conference Co-Organiser, Where horizons meet’: a one-day conference on Peter Riley and readings of his work, Birkbeck University, 14th January 2011. See conference review in the Journal of British and Irish Innovative Poetry.

Convenor, ‘Poetry beyond Ecocritical Narratives’, two panels for Association for Study of Literature and the Environment (ASLE) post-graduate conference, ‘Emergent Critical Environments: Where Next for Ecology and the Humanities?’, London, 9-10th September 2011

Special Events Co-Ordinator, UK Green Film Festival, Bermondsey Square, London, 20th – 22nd May 2011

Co-creator of film Exploring London’s Olympic Waterscape, produced for the 2012 Cultural Olympiad with a 2k Olympic grant, plus collaborative article published on British Library website here, 2010

Convenor, ‘Geography and Twentieth Century British Poetry’, two panels plus readings by six poets, at RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2010, London, 1-3rd September 2010 (see session report)

MSt Representative, English Graduate Organisation, Oxford, 2008-9

Events Manager, Oxford University Film Foundation, 2006-7

Contributing Editor and Poetry Editor, The Edgeless Shape, 2006-7

President, Oxford University Poetry Society (weekly readings by visiting poets, weekly writing workshops, and additional events), 2005-6

Contributing editor, SCRAP (Oxford/ Cambridge/ London), 2005-6

Online editor, The Compass (Oxford literary website and poetry forum), 2005-6

President, Wadham College Film Society, 2005-6

Film Editor, Arts Editor, and then Deputy Editor on Cherwell (Oxford University newspaper), 2004-5


Studying PhD in the Social and Cultural Geography department, Royal Holloway, University of London (Current)

MSt in English Literature from 1900, Wadham College, Oxford University (2009)

BA Degree in English Literature (First Class), Wadham College, Oxford University (2008)



PhD Supervisors (Cultural Geography, Royal Holloway): tim.cresswell(at) and harriet.hawkins(at)

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  2. [...] and asked me to come along for an interview during the final day of his exhibit in East London. Amy Cutler and I went out and had a fantastic morning chatting with one of the legends of London filmmaking [...]

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