Researchers in this cluster work in a range of media to produce work in film, memoir, poetry, drama, performance, the novel, radio, and genre-defying work that innovates between and across forms.
Work in this cluster includes poetry and drama that engages in themes of gender and identity; and applied theatre and film that brings creative insights to the subjects of testimony, human rights and PTSD.
Translation is a strong theme within this group. Folklore, memories of place, eco-crisis and environmental writing is strongly present in our members writing across the genres of creative non-fiction, drama and poetry.
All members in this research cluster are open to postgraduate research supervision and are currently involved in the supervision of creative doctoral dissertations across film, drama and creative writing.
There are a number of strands to our research within this cluster:
Please contact our academics directly to discuss research supervision opportunities, or explore our research degrees and what to expect from a degree in the Department of Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies. You can also find out how to apply for postgraduate research at Essex, or use research finder if you are interested in searching for further research opportunities at Essex.