Research

Dr Eleanor Rees has recently completed her AHRC funded PhD in Creative Writing Poetry at the University of Exeter supervised by poet and critic, Dr Andy Brown. Her practice-based thesis is ‘Making Connections: The Work of the Local Poet’. Eleanor also has a third collection of poems forthcoming entitled ‘Blood Child’.

Eleanor’s academic interests encompass New-Materialist Philosophy and Anthropology, Emergence Theory and Becoming, Theories of Social Change, Environmental Politics, Poetry and Well-Being, Archipelagic British Literature, Regional Modernism, Place and Space, Liverpool Literary Traditions, Oral Poetry, Poetry in Performance.

Her thesis develops her notion of ‘Local Poetics’ as a term to describe a socially-engaged and emergent poetic practice. Thesis title chapters are ‘Defining Local Poetics’, ‘Local Poetics as More Than Words’ and ‘Local Poetics as Writing With’.

If you are an academic researcher or poet and any of this chimes with your interests please do get in touch. reeseleanor@hotmail.com

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