<b>Common Shore Crab</b> // Cangrejo de mar común


  • Richard Kerridge Bath Spa University




Common Shore Crab


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Author Biography

Richard Kerridge, Bath Spa University

Bath Spa University, United Kingdom


Richard Kerridge has lectured in English Literature and Creative Writing at Bath Spa University since 1990. He has been Co-ordinator of Research and Postgraduate Studies for the School of Humanities and Cultural Industries since 2009, and Course Director of the MA in Creative Writing since 1996. Previously he was Course Director of the BA in Creative Arts, Subject Leader in Creative Writing and Head of Department for Postgraduate Studies in English Literature and Creative Writing. From 1998 to 2004, Kerridge was founding Chair of the UK branch of the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment. He also served as an elected member of the ASLE Executive Council (the first non-American to do so). His nature writing has been broadcast on BBC national radio, and published in various magazines, most recently Poetry Review (Winter 2011) and Granta Online: see http://www.granta.com/New-Writing/Our-Adder. He has twice received the BBC Wildlife Award for Nature Writing. From 2002 to 2005 he was a founding editor of New Writing, the first UK academic journal concerned with academic and pedagogical aspects of Creative Writing. He has published books and articles and given papers on ecocritical topics ranging from Shakespeare and Thomas Hardy to present-day fiction, poetry, nature writing and film. He was co-editor of Writing the Environment (Zed Books, 1998), the first collection of ecocritical essays to be published in Britain, and a leading member of the team that wrote The Face of the Earth: Natural Landscapes, Science and Culture, (University of California Press, 2011). Beginning Ecocriticism, a general introduction to the field, will be published by Manchester University Press in 2014. Cold Blood, a work of literary nature writing concerned with the British reptiles and amphibians, will be published by Chatto & Windus in April 2014.




Creative Writing and Arts