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Supervisory Interests

 

Jess Moriarty is  Course Leader for the Creative Writing MA, Creative Writing BA, English Language and Creative Writing BA and the English Literature and Creative Writing BA here at the University of Brighton. Her research focuses on autoethnography, wellbeing and pedagogy in writing practice. Jess works on engaging students in community projects and using innovative and personal writing to challenge traditional academic discourse.

Supervisory Interests:

Research I am interested in supporting and supervising includes:

  • Creative Writing
  • Autoethnography
  • Community Projects
  • Creative Research Methods
  • Writing and Social Justice
  • Writing and Wellbeing

 

1 completed

Russell Heywood - Doom of Clowns: an autoethnographic novel

 

Current PhD Students

1st Supervisor

Ali Williams - Feminist Romance Fiction: A novel

Najma Yusufi - Leave to Remain (novel): How a hybrid identity impacts on writing
Yvonne Canham Spencer -  Techne Funded - A poetry of resistance: the Santiago de Cuba Carnival as transformative performance art and archive

Paul Culshaw - Drag Culture in the 1990s – an autoethnography

Catherine Wilson – Challenging dominant Brexit narratives: an autoethnography of one family’s experience

Elizabeth Morgan – PhD by Publication – An autoethnography of my writing life/process.

Harry Hillery – All the fat skinny people: An autoethnography of Brighton in the 80s and 90s during the HIV/Aids epidemic

 

 

Second Supervisor
Helen Dixon – Techne Funded - The Fictional Archive: decolonial, queer and feminist perspectives on UK colonisation from the Nicaraguan Caribbean
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.
Barbara Mueller - Pleasures of Distraction: Tacit Learning Exemplified through an Auto-ethnographic Performance Practice of our Encounters with the Infra-ordinary
Sarah Grange - Queer performance/autoethnography

Vicki Painting - How might the ‘orphaned body’ of my mother living through the fourth age be represented other than within the prevailing construct of abject, unproductive and ultimately unsuccessful ageing?

 

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZgB8YsCrj8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4hcv5XIUAN4

 

Publications and awards

  •             2020

    • 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

     

     

    2019

    • Conference organizer and Journal Editor. Creative futures: Every day and extraordinary utopias, 11th July 2019, University of Brighton

    • Successful bid to WiPat £1800 to run wellbeing writing events and workshops
    • 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)

     

     

    2018

    • 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

     

    2017

    • 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.

     

                2016

    • 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

     

                2015

    • 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.

     

 

Education

2006-2012       University of Brighton                        Professional Doctorate in     

                                                                                       Education (EdD)               

2004-2005       University of Brighton                        Postgraduate Certificate in

                                                                                       Higher Education

2001-2002       University of Sussex                           MA in Creative Writing

 

External Examiner University of East London - Creative Writing BA

 

 

 

External positions

External Examiner, University of East London

1 Oct 20181 Oct 2022

Keywords

  • PR English literature
  • creative writing
  • autoethnography
  • pedagogy
  • community projects
  • performance

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