Dr. Scott Thurston
School of Arts and Media
Reader in English and Creative Writing
I did my first degree in English Literature with Linguistics at the University of East Anglia, graduating in 1995. After a few years of living and working in Poland, I returned to the UK to take a PhD in Contemporary Poetry and Poetics at Edge Hill. I joined Salford in 2004 and set up the English and Creative Writing joint honours degree programme, running it for four years. I then set up and began leading the MA Creative Writing: Innovation and Experiment and introduced the PhD in Creative Writing pathway in 2008. I am currently Director of Research for English Literature, Language and Creative Practice research group in the Arts, Media and Communication Research Centre.
Areas of research
Poetry, Performance, Innovation, Experiment, Dance
I teach on the following modules:
- Creative Practice
- Working the Text
- Introduction to Poetry
- Writing Poetry in the Twenty-first Century
- New Departures
- Reading and Writing Innovative Poetry
- Final Portfolio
- Experimental Practice
- Creative Project
I also currently supervise critical and creative PhD level research on contemporary poetry and poetics.
My research interests are in contemporary innovative British and North American poetry and poetics. I co-edit the Journal of British and Irish Innovative Poetry and co-run The Other Room poetry reading series in Manchester. I am committed to supervising PhD research in innovative poetry and poetics in both creative and critical writing and would welcome proposals in this area. I have a long-standing interest in the relationship between radical dance and movement practices and experimental writing.
- PhD Poetics
- Membership of NAWE