Dr Adrian Markle
Lecturer in Creative Writing
Adrian joined Falmouth in 2019. Originally from Canada, he moved to the UK in 2011 for the MA at Baths Spa. He has since completed a PhD at the University of Exeter, where he also taught, and a Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching Creative Writing from the University of Cambridge.
He is the author of the forthcoming novel Bruise, which is about the crisis of identity a prize fighter experiences when his career is derailed by injury. He is also the author of approximately twenty short stories in significant journals and magazines in Canada, the US, the UK, and Europe (EVENT, Queens' Quarterly, Pithead Chapel, Riptide, the Cornish Short Stories anthology, etc.). Those short stories have earned him Best Small Fictions and Pushcart nominations, as well as a places on university curriculums and, strangely, the Danish National Highschool Curriculum.
He has critical chapters in academic texts with Routledge and Athabasca University Press, and journal articles in Aethlon: The Journal of Sport Literature.
His practice-based and critical research interests include class and gender in contemporary long- and short-form literature, especially literature involving sport, particularly boxing.
He is a many-year member of the Sport Literature Association and will soon be serving a term as President.
|2021||Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching Creative Writing||University of Cambridge|
|2020||PhD||University of Exeter|
|2012||MA Creative Writing||Bath Spa University|
|2010||BA - Creative Writing (major) and English (minor)||University of Victoria|
Honors and awards
Second Prize, Ruritania Prize for Short Fiction
Winner, Sport Literature Association’s Lyle Olsen Prize for Best Graduate Student Essay
Falmouth and Exeter Students’ Union “You’re Brilliant” Award for excellent/inspirational teaching
Research interests and expertise
- Contemporary Short Fiction
- The Contemporary Novel
- Social Class
- Masculinity and Gender
- Sport Literature
- Boxing Literature
Areas of teaching
- Introduction to Creative Writing
- Fiction Workshops
- Contemporary Literature
- Global Literature
Engagement with professional associations and societies
Sport Literature Association, 2017–Present
Association President, 2023-2024
Conference Organizing Chair, 2023
Founding member of the SLA Anti-racism committee
National Association of Writers in Education, 2019–Present