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Ms Julia Bell

  • Overview

    Overview

    Biography

    Julia Bell is a writer and Reader in Creative Writing at Birkbeck, London where she convenes the MA in Creative Writing and is Project Director of the website MIROnline. She is the author of three novelsMassiveDirty Work and most recently The Dark Light all published by Macmillan, the co-editor of the Creative Writing Coursebook (Macmillan) re-issued and updated in 2018.

    Her essays and short stories have appeared in the TLS, The White Review, The Paris Review and have been broadcast on the BBC. Her essay-length book Radical Attention was published by Peninsula Press in 2021 and her most recent book Hymnal is a memoir in verse, published by Parthian in 2023.

    You can read some of her work online at her website www.juliabell.net

  • Supervision and teaching

    Supervision and teaching

    Supervision

    Julia welcomes applications for PhD study from students who are committed to producing a body of prose-based creative work in conjunction with academic supervisors from English & Humanities. If you are interested in making an application please contact her in the first instance with your proposal.

    Current doctoral researchers

    • CHARLOTTE NORTHALL
    • MATTHEW BATES
    • MELANIE JONES
    • PAUL MARTIN
    • VALENTINE CARTER

    Doctoral alumni

    • LILY DUNN
    • KEITH JARRETT
    • GOLNOOSH NOURPANAH

    Teaching

    Teaching modules

    • Creative Writing Summer Term Lecture Series (AREN227Z7)
    • Creative Non-Fiction (ENHU002S7)
    • Writing and Reading Seminar (ENHU036S7)
    • Writing Workshop (ENHU039S7)
  • Publications

    Publications

    Article

    Book

    • Bell, Julia (2020) Radical attention. Peninsula Press. ISBN 9781999922375.
    • Bell, Julia (2015) Massive. Basingstoke, UK: Pan Macmillan. ISBN 9781447290353.
    • Bell, Julia (2015) The dark light. Basingstoke, UK: Pan Macmillan. ISBN 9781447283034.
    • Bell, Julia (2015) Dirty work. Basingstoke, UK: Pan Macmillan. ISBN 9781447290360.

    Book Section

    • Bell, Julia (2019) Fear in your water. In: Page, R. (ed.) Resist: Stories of Uprising. Comma Press. ISBN 9781912697076.

    Other

    • Bell, Julia (2019) Fairy. London, UK: BBC Radio 4.