Current PhD Students

Tom Fletcher

Thesis Title

The Representation of Disability in English-language Poetry: British and American Perspectives                                          


Dr Alice Hall and Prof Matt Campbell


My PhD thesis project covers Contemporary Disability Poetry   from 1975-2017.  Modern Disability Poetry originated in United States of America  and  has recently  influenced poetic movements in Britain.  The centre of my research will be a literature review of the 2017 British Disability Anthology of Disability Poetry published by Nine Arches Press. I first became interested in Disability while studying my Masters in Denmark and this summer I completed a thesis titled:  Normalcy, Institutionalism, and Agency in the Poetical Works of Jim Ferris.