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Steve Hollyman – Bath Spa University

Personal statement

Dr Steve Hollyman is Programme Coordinator and Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University. While at the University, he has guest edited a special issue of Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies as well as working as Communications Coordinator for the international MIX 2017 Conference.

He is Year Leader for undergraduate students in their second year of study, and leads the Writer’s Workshop II and Creative Enterprise modules as well as working as an Academic Advisor and student supervisor.

His first novel, "Keeping Britain Tidy", was published in 2010. His fiction and non-fiction works have appeared in the Routledge Companion to Critical and Cultural Theory, Journal of Literature and Trauma StudiesBRAND Literary Magazine, Bewliderbliss and others.

From 2008-2010 he worked in internal communications for Merlin Entertainments, the world’s second largest leisure operator, overseeing corporate communications for resorts and theme parks across Europe.

In 2013 he completed a PhD in Creative Writing at Manchester Metropolitan University. The project, which was fully funded by an AHRC scholarship, examines traditional theories of metafictional narrative and reframes them in the context of emerging social media technologies.

Academic qualifications

  • The Self-Begetting Novel: Metafiction in the 21st Century (PhD thesis – 2013)
  • MA (Distinction) Creative Writing (2009)
  • BA (Joint Hons) English Literature and Philosophy (2006).

Professional memberships

  • Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA).

Selected bibliography

  • Hollyman, Steve (2017) Esc&Ctrl [forthcoming]
  • Hollyman, Steve (2010) Keeping Britain Tidy. Conwy: Transmission Print (ISBN: 978-0956658302)
  • Hollyman, Steve (2009) "Disloyal Correspondent" in BRAND Literary Magazine, no. 5, Summer/Autumn 2009 (ISSN: 1754-0593)
  • Hollyman, Steve (2009) "He Knows His Name" in Bewilderbliss 1(2) (ISSN: 1759-9695)
  • Ashton, D., Bower, G. J., Hollyman, S., & Pullinger, K. (2017). "Writing digital: Practice, performance, theory" in Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies, 23(1), 3-4
  • Hollyman, Steve (2016). "Cathy Caruth’s Literature in the Ashes of History" in Journal of Literature and Trauma Studies, 2( 3) 68-81
  • Hollyman, Steve (2013) "New Media" in The Routledge Companion to Critical and Cultural Theory. ed. Malpas, S and Wake, P. London: Routledge. (ISBN: 978-0415668309).

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