Portrait of Dr Eleanor Perry

Dr Eleanor Perry

Lecturer in Creative and Critical Writing


Nell Perry’s poetry publications include Unspeakable Patterns of the House (Salò Press 2020); Of Parasites and Proximities (Contraband Books, 2017); Meat • Volt • Interruption (Oystercatcher, 2015) and Venusberg (Veer Books, 2015).

Their teaching engages with contemporary experimental poetry, particularly beyond-page-based forms (such as poetic objects, mixed media and multimedia forms); interactive and immersive fiction and storytelling forms; critical theory (especially gender, sexuality, critical race, and Mad studies); and writing neurodivergence and mental health. They have published articles on modes of inarticulacy and resistance in Maggie O’Sullivan’s murmur: tasks of mourning (Journal of British and Irish Innovative Poetry); and a survey of Claudia Rankine’s poetic work in the Critical Survey of American Literature. A monograph titled Radical Elegies: White Violence, Patriarchy, and Necropoetics is forthcoming from the Bloomsbury Studies in Critical Poetics series.

They edit the poetry zine DATABLEED with Dr Juha Virtanen.

Research interests

Creative and critical writing research interests include contemporary experimental poetry; elegy; writing neurodivergence and mental health; interactive and immersive fictional forms; critical theory focusing on gender, sexuality, critical race and Mad studies; and precarity and necropolitics.

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