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Eleanor Perry

Assistant Lecturer; PhD student

School of English



I am currently writing a creative and critical thesis that explores absence, erasure, poetic space and liminality via contemporary female elegy. My research examines notions of feminine elegiac space; translation; slippage and struggle in language; the articulation of silence; liminal poetic spaces; breakage and fragment; and paradoxes of intimacy and distance.

Title of thesis

A Poetics of Absence


Simon Smith and Professor David Herd

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Poetry has appeared in The Delinquent, Tears in the Fence, theNewerYork, Best British Poetry 2012 (Salt), SNOW 2, Caketrain, Lighthouse Literary Journal, and Litmus.

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During the Academic Year 2014/15 I will be teaching:

EN327 Poetry Theory and Practice (Stage 1)

EN685 Elements of Fiction (Stage 2)

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School of English, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NX

The University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, T: +44 (0)1227 823054

Last Updated: 29/09/2014