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Matthew Tattersall

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Matthew Tattersall

Lancaster University

County College



Career Details

BA Hons First Class in English Literature, Creative Writing and Practice; MA with Distinction in English Literary Studies with Creative Writing; both from Lancaster University. Editor and Administrator at Flash Journal Lancaster, 2016-17.

Research overview

My research is currently examining literature and history as a site of interiority versus performance, expressly in relation to the 'silent decade' of John Ruskin, 1890-1900.  I am writing an epistolary novel which formulates an archetypal storytelling structure of 'the prophet's journey', in part by mapping Biblical narratives onto Ruskin's 'intellectually anguished' path of spiritual and social development. My creative practice utilises my critical investigation of Ruskin’s letters, diaries and bible annotations to accurately and engagingly characterise his person and experience.