Research Output per year
Jess Moriarty is Course Leader for the Creative Writing MA, Creative Writing BA and English Literature and Creative Writing BA here at the University of Brighton. Her research focuses on autoethnography and pedagogy in writing practice. Jess works on engaging students in community projects and using innovative and personal writing to challenge traditional academic discourse.
Research I am interested in supporting and supervising includes:
- Creative Writing
- Community Projects
- Creative Research Methods
- Writing and Social Justice
- Writing and Wellbeing
1 completed Russell Heywood - Doom of Clowns: an autoethnographic novel
Helen Dixon - The Fictional Archive: decolonial, queer and feminist perspectives on UK colonisation from the Nicaraguan Caribbean
Ali Williams - Feminist Romance Fiction
Emily Bell - Then Dawns the Invisible’: a thesis exploring processes of creativity and art-making via ficto-critical responses to the works of Emily Brontë
Vanessa Marr - Enticing and enacting visual domestic narratives by drawing with thread upon a duster: An autoethnographic study.
Najma Yusufi - Leave to Remain (novel)
Yvonne Canham Spencer - A poetry of resistance: the Santiago de Cuba Carnival as transformative performance art and archive
Barbara Mueller - Pleasures of Distraction: Tacit Learning Exemplified through an Auto-ethnographic Performance Practice of our Encounters with the Infra-ordinary
Paul Culshaw - Drag Cultures
Sarah Grange - Queer performance/autoethnography
PhD External Examiner:
Elizabeth Bennett - Walking the South Downs Way - 2018
Finlay McInlay - How is the patient performing? - 2018
How I like to Teach - films by students
Publications and awards
Moriarty, J. (2020) Autoethnographies from the neoliberal academy: Rewilding, writing and resistance, Routledge: London
Co-Editor for a new series for Intellect Books – Performance and Community
Co-Editor of Extraordinary and Everyday Utopias for Routledge
Co-Editor of Performance and Communities for Intellect
Co-Editor of Storying the Self for Intellect
Moriarty, J. & Diab, S. (2020)Spinning in Higher Education: an autoethnographyof finding space to be human in academic life, in International Perspectives on Innovative Approaches towards Teaching and Learning - Humanizing Higher Education, (Eds) Kapur, E. & Blessinger, P., Bingley: Emerald Group Publishing
Successful bid to RESP for £10,000 Performance and Maternity
Moriarty, J. & Reading, C. (2020) Creative Recovery : A guide to restoring your artistic sense of self, Dorset, Chicago: Triarchy Press
Conference organizer and Journal Editor. Creative futures: Every day and extraordinary utopias, 11th July 2019, University of Brighton
Judge for the Brighton and Hove Arts Council poetry competition and festival, http://www.bhacpoetryfestival.org.uk/ November 2019
Bid to Leverhulme. Telling stories with Pride: devising a literary archive of the HIV and AIDS epidemic in Brighton in the 1980s.
Adamson, R. and Moriarty, J. (Ed.) (2019) Storying the Self, Journal of Writing in Creative Practice Volume 8 Number 1, Intellect Ltd Introduction. English language
Symposium for TECHNE on autoethnography and confident writing
Successful bid to Ignite. £3,600 The clothes on our backs:
A community-university partnership to encourage diversity and inclusion within the curriculum (with Diversity Lewes and Brighton Museum)
Panelist at Autoethnos: stories from the self, 13 April – 2 July 2018 C&C Gallery
Judge for the Martlet’s Hospice poetry/anthology competition, People usually are the happiest at home, May 2018
- Moriarty, J. (2018) Empowering students as researchers: Teaching and learning autoethnography and the value of self-narratives in Jacobs, R. (Ed.) Teaching Narrative in the series Teaching The New English Series Editor B. Knights. London. Palgrave.
Awarded £2000 by the Information Knowledge Exchange, Rise up: Creative workshops with survivors of Domestic Abuse
Conference Organizer and Journal Editor, Storying the Self (JWCP), 29th March and 14th June, University of Brighton.
Hayler, M. & Moriarty, J. (2017) Self-narrative and pedagogy: Stories of experience within teaching and learning, Voicing Experience: The 4th British Conference of Autoethnography, 15-16 June, 2017, University of Sussex, Brighton
Moriarty, J. (2017) "Writing to Resist: Storying the Self and Audit Culture in Higher Education" in Cole, K. & Hassel, H. (Ed.) Surviving Sexism in Academia: Strategies for Feminist Leadership. Oxford, Routledge
Judge for the Brighton and Hove Arts Council poetry competition and festival, http://www.bhacpoetryfestival.org.uk/ November 2018
Hayler, M. & Moriarty, J. (Eds) (2017) Self-narrative and pedagogy: Stories of experience within teaching and learning. Rotterdam, Boston, Taipei: Sense.
- Moriarty, J. (2017) An autoethnography from higher education: Soaring and tumbling in (Ed) Hayler, M. & Moriarty, J. Self-narrative and pedagogy: Stories of experience within teaching and learning. Rotterdam, Boston, Taipei: Sense.
- Ashmore, N. and Moriarty, J. (2015), ‘From student to artist: Supporting students’ creative development through place-based work’, Journal of Writing in Creative Practice, 8: 1, pp. 37–54, doi: 10.1386/jwcp.8.1.37_1
- Moriarty, J. (2016) Autobiographical and researched experiences with academic writing: an analytical autoethnodrama, , 2(1), NAWE, 0-0
- Aughterson, K. and Moriarty, J. (Ed.) (2016) Place-Based Arts, Journal of Writing in Creative Practice Volume 8 Number 1, Intellect Ltd Introduction. English language. doi: 10.1386/jwcp.8.1.3_7
- Aughterson, K. and Moriarty, J. (Ed.) (2016) Place-Based Arts: Industrial Landscapes, Journal of Writing in Creative Practice Volume 8 Number 2, Intellect Ltd Introduction. English language. doi: 10.1386/jwcp.8.1.3_7
- Ashmore, N and Moriarty, J 2016 Living Archives – Supporting Creative Practice Students Learning Leaps in Interdisciplinary Workshops. C21 Literature: Journal of 21st-century Writings, X(X), pp. 1–18, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.16995/c21.8
Conference Organizer and Journal Editor, Place Based Arts (JWCP), 29th May, University of Brighton.
Conference Organizer, From Page to Stage: Scriptwriting, 15th-16th May, University of Brighton
Conference Organizer, Autoethnography, 13th May, University of Brighton
- Moriarty, J. (2015). Analytical Autoethnodrama, Rotterdam, Boston, Taipei: Sense.
- Reading, C. and Moriarty, J. Action and reflection: Supporting creativity in learners via interviews and inter-disciplinary workshops. The University of Birbeck, 17th April, Conference title: Inner resources: the roles of reflexivity, self-awareness and emotional responses in the work of the academic researcher.
- Moriarty, J. (2015). Leaving the blood in: Experiences with an autoethnographic doctoral thesis. In N. Short, Zeeman, L., & Grant, A. (Ed.), British Contemporary Autoethnography. Rotterdam, Boston, Taipei: Sense.
2006-2012 University of Brighton Professional Doctorate in
2004-2005 University of Brighton Postgraduate Certificate in
2001-2002 University of Sussex MA in Creative Writing
External Examiner University of East London - Creative Writing BA
External Examiner, University of East London1 Oct 2018 → 1 Oct 2022
- PR English literature
- creative writing
- community projects
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
Reaching forward and back: learning from our past as pedagogy in undergraduate Creative Writing teachingMoriarty, J. & Adamson, R., 26 Nov 2019, Autoethnographies from the Neoliberal Academy: Rewilding, Writing and Resistance in Higher Education. Moriarty, J. (ed.). 1st ed. Abingdon: Routledge
Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference proceeding with ISSN or ISBN › Chapter
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
Research output: Book/Report › Book - authored
Activities per year
Activity: External funding peer-review