Online Tutor, Creative Writing BA(Hons) (online)

Joshua Schouten de Jel graduated with First Class Honours in BA English and Creative Writing, Distinction in MA English and Culture, and a PhD in English Literature from the University of Plymouth. He has been in receipt of various grants and bursaries to attend conferences at home (in the UK) and abroad, having presented papers at the Unbelief conference, Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary (2017), Storying the Self conference at the University of Brighton (2017), two BARS conferences (2017 and 2019), and the Monsters conference at Bishop Grosseteste University (2018). He was also part of the committee that organised and hosted the ‘Remapping the Boundaries of Identity’ online conference at the University of Plymouth (2021).

Since 2017, Joshua has been working as an Associate Lecturer, teaching on English and Creative Writing programmes as well as interdisciplinary modules. He currently teaches at a number of universities, including Plymouth, Bath Spa, the Open University, and here at Falmouth. Joshua has written pieces of poetry and prose for online and print publications such as Popshot Magazine, Aesthetica Magazine, and Under the Radar. He has also had critical articles published in academic journals such as Palgrave Communications and SEL. His monograph Blake and Lucretius, which looked at psycho-topographic spaces in mythopoeic narratives, was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2021.

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Year Qualification Awarding body
2013 BA English and Creative Writing (First Class Honours) University of Plymouth
2014 MA English and Culture (Distinction) University of Plymouth
2021 PhD University of Plymouth

Research Interests

Research Topics

  • Romanticism
  • Epicureanism
  • Psycho-geography
  • Psycho-topography
  • Dystopia

Professional Engagement

Engagement with professional associations and societies

I am a member of BARS and currently work as the Communication Co-ordinator for the Friends of Coleridge.