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Dr Oliver Langmead

Lecturer in Creative Writing

Oliver Langmead

County College

LA1 4YD

Lancaster

Office Hours:

My open office hours are from 15:00 to 17:00 on Mondays, B109 County Main.

PhD supervision

My expertise is in speculative and genre fiction. I am particularly interested in supervising projects that engage with fantasy and science fiction of all kinds, but would be keen to discuss crime, noir, horror and the gothic as well. I would also welcome proposals on games writing (video games / board games / pen and paper RPGs), long-form narrative poetry, science-based creative non-fiction, and work that engages with human space flight / human enhancement / ecological philosophy / terraforming / mythological retellings / utopias.

Research Interests

My research concerns fantasy and science fiction of all kinds, as well as crime, noir, horror and the gothic. I work in prose and verse, producing both commercial novels and hybrid verse-novels.

I also work in science-based creative non-fiction. In 2018 I was the writer in residence at the European Space Agency’s Astronaut Centre, and I regularly run scientifically-minded creative writing workshops at science festivals across the country. My research in this area covers human space flight, human enhancement and ecological philosophy.

Some of my projects also engage with writing for games. In particular – video games, board games and pen and paper RPGs.

My author website is here.

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