CV / publications / talks
‘‘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)
GLOSS (forthcoming artist’s book)
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
‘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
‘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
‘‘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
”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
‘Remit and rhyme: land ownership in contemporary British poetry’, Politics at Royal Holloway one-day conference, RHUL, 31st May 2012
‘Treed to a wild junction’: forest intersections in modern British poetry’, Intersections: UCL Graduate Conference, London, 9th March 2012
‘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
‘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 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
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)rhul.ac.uk and harriet.hawkins(at)rhul.ac.uk