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Dr Joseph Norman
Lecturer in English and Creative Writing

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I am a writer, researcher, educator, and music journalist based in London, who works across the disciplines of English Literature and Creative Writing at Brunel University London.

My research includes work on Weird Fiction and Heavy Metal, Utopianism and Space Opera, and the Weird American Dream in Short Fiction by Joyce Carol Oates and Shirley Jackson.

My monograph on Iain M. Banks's "Culture" series of Space Opera texts is available from University of Liverpool publications.

Preferred pronouns are he/his. 


Ba English Literature (University of Hertfordshire)

Ma Creative & Professional Writing (Brunel University London)

Phd English Literature (Brunel University London)