Senior Lecturer, English & Writing
Rupert Loydell is Senior Lecturer in the School of Writing and Journalism at Falmouth University, the editor of Stride magazine, and a contributing editor to International Times. He is a widely published poet whose most recent poetry books are Dear Mary (Shearsman, 2017) and A Confusion of Marys (Shearsman, 2020). He has edited anthologies for Salt, Shearsman and KFS, written for academic journals such as Punk & Post-Punk (which he is on the editorial board of), New Writing, Revenant, The Journal of Visual Art Practice, Text, Axon, Musicology Research, Short Fiction in Theory and Practice, and contributed chapters to Brian Eno. Oblique Music (Bloomsbury, 2016), Critical Essays on Twin Peaks: The Return (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019), Music in Twin Peaks: Listen to the Sounds! (Routledge, 2021) and Bodies, Noise and Power in Industrial Music (Palgrave Macmillan 2022).
Born in London, Rupert attended Latymer Upper School before taking an Art Foundation course in Twickenham. He studied visual arts and creative writing for a creative arts degree at Crewe & Alsager College, Cheshire (now MMU) and took his MA in Creative Writing at Plymouth University. Rupert continues to practice as a fine artist as well as write.
- Rupert Loydell author page at Shearsman Books
- Stride magazine website
- Gists & Piths review of Dear Mary October 2017
- 'On Poetry & the Visual Arts': 2016 interview
- 2016 interview at Cervena Barva Press
- 2014 interview with Rupert Loydell at Cygnus X
- 2008 interview with Rupert Loydell at Gists & Piths
- Rupert Loydell author page at Salt Publishing
- On Writing #38: Rupert Loydell, in Ottawa Poetry Newsletter
- Process, remix, juxtaposition, assemblage and selection
- 'Three Instructive Texts' at The Fortnightly Review (2022)
|2002||MA Creative Writing||Plymouth University|
|1985||BA(Hons) Creative Arts||Crewe & Alsager College H.E.|
Honors and awards
Fellow of the English Association
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Membership of external committeesAdvisory Board, The Story Republic, KEAP
Research interests and expertise
I am interested in the relationship between the visual arts and creative writing; in creative non-fiction (particularly psychogeography and other ways of exploring landscape and place); poetics; editing, publishing and dissemination; contemporary poetry; contemporary painting; contemporary music.
- Contemporary Poetry
- Creative Writing
- Place; Contemporary Music
- Post Confessional Narrative
- Publishing and Dissemination
- Post-punk music
- The work of Brian Eno and David Lynch
- Collaborative writing
Publications and research outputs
Co-presented Thinking Outside the Box paper (with Kingsley Marshall) at Music & the Moving Image conference, NYU Steinhardt, New York.
Co-presented Control & Surrender paper (with Kingsley Marshall) at Modular Forms conference, Roehampton University.
Tower of Babel painting exhibition, Truro Cathedral
Spinal Chords painting exhibition, Jam Records, Falmouth
Organised and hosted English Department Science Fiction Day, Tremough Campus, Cornwall
Fragmentary Evidence painting exhibition, Jam Records, Falmouth
Speaker at Daphne Du Maurier Festival, Cornwall
8 + 3 painting exhibition, Jam Records, Falmouth
Curated and organised Explanations of Signs collaborative Art exhibition, Design Centre Tremough Campus. Edited and published catalogue.
Guest Lecturer, PGCHE, University College Falmouth
Exhibited four paintings in UCF staff show, The Poly, Falmouth
Stations of the Cross exhibition, Truro Cathedral. [South West Arts funded catalogue and previous touring show: Gloucester, Exeter, and five venues in USA]
Stations of the Cross exhibition, Devoran Parish Church [South West Arts funded catalogue and previous touring show: Gloucester, Exeter, and five venues in USA]
Visual poem exhibited in Public Pages, exhibition for University Plymouth conference 'Public Language'. Also used for conference brochure design.
Drawings included in one day exhibition/environment, Design Centre foyer, Tremough Campus, November (curated by Gareth Davies).
Areas of teaching
- academic writing
- Creative Writing
- BA(Hons) Creative Writing
- BA(Hons) English
- BA(Hons) English with Creative Writing
- BA(Hons) Journalism and Creative Writing
Policy engagement within Cornwall
Engagement with organisations which contribute to the development of educational, cultural or socio-economic policies in Cornwall
Advisory Board, The Story Republic [KEAP]
Social, community and cultural engagement
Solo reading at Barbara Hepworth Garden, Tate St Ives, for Hepworth Live! event, April 2016.
Reading with Dr Kym Martindale for Tate St Ives' W.S. Graham event, Autumn 2015.