Academic Staff

Professor Philip Terry

Position in departmentHead of Department 2014-17
Staff positionDirector of the Centre for Creative Writing
Telephone01206 872618

Philip Terry's interests include the theory and practice of creative writing, particularly the work of Oulipo, experimental translation, and hybrid forms of writing and poetry. He is the translator of Raymond Queneau's Elementary Morality (Carcanet, 2007) and Georges Perec's I Remember (Godine, 2014), and author of the poetry collections Oulipoems (Ahadada, 2007), Oulipoems 2 (Ahadada, 2009), Shakespeare's Sonnets (Carcanet, 2010), Advanced Immorality (if p then q, 2012) and Dante's Inferno (Carcanet, 2014).  His novel tapestry (Reality Street, 2013) was shortlisted for the 2013 Goldsmiths Prize.

  • BA (Hons) English Leeds 1984
  • DPhil Comparative Literature Sussex 1990
Research interests
  • Oulipo
  • Poetry
  • Creative Writing
  • Inter-domain arts
  • Experimental translation
Teaching responsibilities
  • Oulipo
  • Poetry
  • Creative Writing
  • Memory Maps

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