Falmouth University Kym Martindale

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Falmouth University Kym Martindale

Dr Kym Martindale

Job title
Senior Lecturer, English & Writing
01326 370414 Ext: 1414

I joined Falmouth University in 2003, from Bath Spa University, having previously taught there, as well as for the Open University, and at what is now University of Gloucestershire where I also gained my doctorate in 2001. I studied at University of West of England for MA in Literary Studies, and Postgraduate Diploma in HE during the mid-1990s.


YearQualificationAwarding body
University of Gloucestershire
MA Literary Studies
University of West of England
PG Teaching Diploma H/F/AE
University of West of England
PG Dip Library and Information Science
Coleg Llyfrgell, University of Wales, Aberystwyth
BA (Hons) English/History of Art
Oxford Polytechnic

Honours and awards


Hawthornden Fellowship


Redbeck Poetry Prize


Teaching Excellence Award, University College Falmouth

Research interests

Research interests and expertise

My research interests currently concern place, landscape and legacies of Romanticism in contemporary writing, or, more broadly, culture. I have given papers on the poetry of Cornish-based poets, Frances Bellerby and Jack Clemo, and published and given papers on the work of poet Alice Oswald. A further research strand concerns archives as source, resource, and ideological practice. With a Falmouth University colleague, in 2010-11, I was awarded a Learning and Teaching Enhancement Grant to investigate the use of archives in the teaching of creative writing (http://outofthebox.falmouth.ac.uk/); I am currently supervising one practice-based creative writing PhD, which takes specific historical documents, held at the Cornwall Record Office, as their creative and historical source; I am also supervising a PhD on the 19th century Cornish poet John Harris, who was a self-taught poet of the labouring classes. I previously was second supervisor for another creative writing PhD which examined nature writing in ethical terms, and am interested in any doctoral projects that involve place, poetry and landscape, lyric and design, either purely academic or creative writing.