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Dr Emily Spiers

Senior Lecturer in Creative Futures

Emily Spiers

County South



Tel: +44 1524 593564

Research overview

Emily Spiers is Senior Lecturer in Creative Futures and German. Their work focuses on narrative as a tool for Futures Literacy, as well as future-oriented, innovative trends in communicative, socio-digital and literary practices. They explore how futures are being envisaged, anticipated and made through art and literature -- and how creative narratives can help articulate multiple futures in fields as diverse as defence, education and climate-change research.

Their research into authorship focuses on spoken-word poetry as an aesthetic, socio-digital and political practice, and as a world literary phenomenon. Underpinning their work is the question of how, through the presence of the author-performer, performance poetry foregrounds the question of agency in relation to literature: the active shaping of a world in time that literature carries out.  

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PhD supervision

I am happy to supervise PhD projects on aspects of contemporary German, North American and British literature, performance poetry, narrative, gender and feminism, speculative fiction and material social futures.

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