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Dr Scott Thurston
Dr Scott Thurston
postal addressSchool of ESP&CH, Crescent House, University of Salford, Salford, M5 4WT.
email addressS.Thurston@salford.ac.uk
telephone01612953597
Key Memberships
From October 2011 to August 2015.
Full Member of Research Centre: Arts, Media and Communication Research Centre
From September 2015 to present.
Full Member of Research Centre: Centre for English Literature & Language
From January 2010 to August 2015.
Profile Summary

Creative Writing, Contemporary British Innovative Poetry and Poetics, Pedagogy of Creative Writing teaching

Key Qualifications
2002
Key Projects
2009
Mar
Talking Poetics: Dialogues in Innovative Poetry
AHRC, £16,240.00.
Investigator: S Thurston (100%).
Key Publications
Authored Books
Refereed Journal Articles
Other Journal Articles
Book Sections
Edited Books
Magazine Articles
Other Publications
Reviews
Key Presence
Conference Organisation
2005
Apr

This one-day seminar on the future of Creative Writing teaching (16-19) was co-organised with Liz Whittome of the Qualifications and Curriculum Agency and brought together school, college and university teachers of Creativ... more >>.

Conference Presentations
2012
Oct

This paper was offered at a colloquium in which I was granted a one hour slot for presentation and dicsussion. I introduced a reading of poems of mine concerned with gesture with a series of reflections on gesture theory, artic... more >>.

2012
May

This 20 minute paper gave an account of my own creative practice, explored theoretical positions on dance and language and provided a close reading of a passage of performance by Bruce Andrews and Sally Silvers, illustrated by ... more >>.

2009
Jun

A critique of Barrett Watten’s conflation of criticism and poetics, compared to Robert Sheppard's work on poetics and illustrated with examples from my own work across criticis... more >>.

2008
Apr

A reading of Gil Ott's 1996 The Whole Note in terms of its negative capability in the face of death and dying

2007
Mar

A reading of Ira Lightman's poetry in relation to Barrett Watten's work on Anthony Braxton 

2002
Sep

Co-presented the results of an ESC funded project on supplementary discourses in Creative Writing teaching with Robert Sheppard

2002
Aug

On the poetics work of Barrett Watten, Robert Sheppard, Charles Bernstein and Allen Fisher

External Examiner Duties
2012
Sep

I am external examiner for Creative Writing modules on the English undergraduate degree programme

2008
Sep

External examiner for the Creative and Professional Writing degree

Internal University Support Received
2007
Jun

I received a grant from the Annual Fund of £4560 to support two students working with the Arthur and Martha Community Interest Company, delivering Creative Writing workshops to elderly people in the community

2004
Feb

I received a £900 grant to run a series of visiting writer performances and workshops entitled Vital Signs. The readings are now funded by ESP&CH and supported by the Arts Unit.

Invited Papers and Lectures
2012
Nov

This forty-five minute, four-thousand word paper gave an overview of my research project on movement and poetry and used gesture theory to analyze the work of Jackson Mac Low, Sally Silvers and Bruce Andrews and Simone Forti, i... more >>.

2009
Oct

A presentation of the poetry and poetics of my recent project Internal Rhyme

2009
Apr

A poetry reading in association with the Poetics Plus program at SUNY Buffalo

2008
Dec

A panel for postgraduate students entitled 'The Future of Genre': I spoke about current practice in innovative poetry.

2007
Nov

A talk to the Postgraduate Research Seminar Series on the role of poetics for the creative writer

2007
Oct

A poetry reading at an international poetry festival

2007
Mar

I was invited with Antony Rowland to read for the British Council at the British Library in Gdansk as part of their 'Faces and Places' series (past guests have included Irvine Welsh and Jeanette Winterson). I read some of my Po... more >>.

2005
Oct

I gave two poetry workshops as a guest writer on the undergraduate programme

2004
Jun

A talk to postgraduate Creative Writing students about completing a Creative Writing PhD

Journal Editorship
2009
Sep

This new academic journal was launched in September 2009. My co-editor is Robert Sheppard. The journal has an international advisory board and is biannual.

Media Appearances
2004
Sep

I was invited to judge a short story competition for the BBC News Online website. The published page featured my comments on the entries, a photograph and mentioned the university.

Memberships of External Bodies
2007
Sep

Member of the Peer Review College of the AHRC 2007-2010

Other Evidence of External Esteem
2011
Mar

A recording of a reading I gave on Dartmoor for the 'Occasionals' series hosted by philip kuhn was archived on this internationally significant repository for sound recordings of poetry performances

2009
Jul

This perambulatory poem in a Liverpool Park was commissioned by Gaia Project and Living at the Edge, for High Tide - an Environment Agency-funded project for Liverpool’s Year of the Environ... more >>.

2008
Jun

I was commissioned by Gaia Project to produce a site-specific performance located in Sefton Park, South Liverpool and connected to the Liverpool Biennial. The piece was a collaborative performance with the artist Elizabeth Will... more >>.

2008
Apr

Since April 2008 I have been co-running an innovative poetry reading series based in Manchester called The Other Room. To date we have programmed over 100 poets from the UK and USA, many of whom have internationa... more >>.

2008
Jan

I give regular poetry performances in the UK and abroad. Recent events include: Bluecoat Arts Centre (2013), Villainelle Poetry Club, Liverpool (2012), Soundeye Festival of the Arts of the Word, Cork (2011), The Blue Bus, Londo... more >>.

2005
Dec

I was invited to record performances of my poetry as part of the Archive of the Now project at Brunel University. The archive is an electronic and print collection of poetry and text-based work which focuses on innovative work ... more >>.

Other Research Activity
2008
Jan

I publish regularly in poetry magazines in the UK and USA. Recent appearances include: Orra (2013), The Drunken Boat (2012), Gammag (2011), Veer About (2011), Axolotl (2009), Stimulus Respond (2009), Penumbra IV (2009), Veer Aw... more >>.

2002
Feb

The Radiator is a little magazine of poetry and poetics which began in 2002. There are now 6 issues including contributions from Will Rowe, Ira Lightman, Jeff Hilson, Paul Green and Tadeusz Pioro. It is... more >>.

2002
Feb

In 2002 I was funded as a research assistant for an English Subject Centre Research project into the use of supplementary discourses in Creative Writing teaching with Robert Sheppard. Our report was presented at The State of th... more >>.