Languages and Literature, Nottingham Trent University
My research entails a creative-critical project that will explore the relationship between contemporary experimental literature and the paper medium by studying print-based work from the past twenty years, focusing on emergent and critically neglected texts.
'Wade and Daffodils', March 2020 – video – short story reading to support Geoff Nicholson at Five Leaves Nottingham (event moved online; video published via UNESCO Nottingham City of Literature and Nottingham Creative Writing Hub's websites)
'Breezy', May 2020 – video – poem performed online for Nottstopping Festival
'Making the Cut', May 2020 – paper given at NTU Work in Progress Seminar
'Across the Switchboard', June 2020 – poem published on the Dial-A-Poem app
'Out of Context', July 2020 – short film and poster published during the M4C Digital Research Festival
'Inside', July 2020 – poem published in VOICES Anthology
'Telephones in Haruki Murakami's Sputnik Sweetheart', September 2020 – short extract written for the Telepoetics telephone exhibition
'On Making Cuts', December 2020 – Creative-critical piece for Practice Sharing, a collection of presentations about language-based artistic research.
M4C Digital Research Festival 2020: Presented 'Out of Context' (digital poster – selected for the Learning Toolbox showcase)
Currently a Lead Writer on NTU's WRAP (Writing and Reading for Pleasure) Programme (2020– ).
Film studies; visual art; languages.
Nottingham Creative Writing Hub
Periodicals and Print Culture Research Group
English (mother tongue/ first language)
Maltese (native language)
Italian (second language)
Spanish (basic comprehension and conversation)
Currently learning Japanese.
Midlands4Cities Doctoral Training Partnership (AHRC, 2019-2023)
Research Pathway Scholarship (NTU, 2018-2019)
Carcanet Press/ PN Review Prize (NTU, 2018)
Malta Arts Scholarship (2017-2018)