Miriam Gamble

Lecturer

Background

Originally from Belfast, Miriam Gamble moved to Scotland in 2010 and joined the department as a creative writing lecturer in 2012. She is the programme director of the MSc in Creative Writing by Online Learning. Her poetry collections are The Squirrels Are Dead (2010), which won a Somerset Maugham Award in 2011, and Pirate Music (2014), both published by Bloodaxe; she is currently working on her third. She enjoys reviewing, and participating in collaborative projects such as translation and writing in response to visual art.

Miriam studied at Oxford and at Queen’s University, Belfast, where she taught literature and creative writing while completing a PhD in contemporary British and Irish poetry.

Qualifications

BA, English Language and Literature, University of Oxford (2001)

MA, Modern Literary Studies, Queen's University of Belfast (2003)

PhD, Form, Genre and Lyric Subjectivity in Contemporary British and Irish Poetry, Queen's University of Belfast (2008)

Postgraduate teaching

MSc in Creative Writing by Online Learning (poetry):

  • Elements of Poetry One
  • Elements of Poetry Two
  • Literary Studies Poetry One
  • Literary Studies Poetry Two
  • Dissertation

Open to PhD supervision enquiries?

Yes

Current PhD students supervised

Lauren Pope - PhD in Creative Writing (Poetry)

Jonathan Bay - PhD in Creative Writing (Poetry)

Alyson Kissner - PhD in Creative Writing (Poetry)

Maria Fusco - PhD in Creative Writing (Fiction)

Research summary

Her research interests are mainly in modern and contemporary poetry. She has published essays on Northern Irish poetry in The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish Poetry (OUP, 2012) and Irish Studies Review; more recently, she has written on the poetry of Janet Frame, and on Birds, Beasts and Flowers by D.H. Lawrence, for The Dark Horse magazine.

She would welcome PhD applications in creative writing (poetry).

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