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Professor Susan Rudy

  • Overview

    Overview

    Biography

    Susan Rudy is a writer and academic. Internationally recognised for her work on gender and experimental writing, she is the author or editor of four books and dozens of journal articles, book chapters, special issues, opinion pieces, and reviews. Based in Canada until 2011 when she moved to London, her first poems were published in the 1980s. In 1988, she completed a PhD at Toronto’s York University and took up an academic position at the University of Calgary, where she served until 2016.

    She is an Honorary Professor of English at the University of East Anglia, Professor Emerita at the University of Calgary, and an Honorary Senior Research Fellow at Queen Mary University of London where she volunteers as Director of the Centre for Poetry. In 2018 she founded the Queer Poetics Research Network (QPRN) at Queen Mary, and, in collaboration with Dr Georgina Colby at the University of Westminster in 2016, SALON - LONDON: a site for feminist experiment.

    Recent publications include ‘A Queer Response to Caroline Bergvall’s Hyphenated Practice’ in Reading Experimental Writing (2020) and ‘Gender’s Ontoformativity’ (2021) in Feminist Theory. Poetry, creative nonfiction, and public-facing work may be found at Politics/Letters Live, many gendered mothers, and The New Statesman. Work in progress includes Identifying Women, her first book of creative non-fiction.

    Highlights

    • In addition to her work at Birkbeck, she directs the Centre for Poetry and is a Senior Research Fellow at Queen Mary University of London and an Honorary Professor at the University of East Anglia.

      Her books include Writing in Our Time: Canada’s Radical Poetries in English (2005) and Poets Talk (2005), both co-authored with Pauline Butling. Recent publications include ‘A Queer Response to Caroline Bergvall’s Hyphenated Practice’ in Reading Experimental Writing (2020) and ‘Gender’s Ontoformativity: Reclaiming queer women’s solidarity through experimental writing’ (2020) in Feminist Theory.



    Office hours

    By appointment. Email me to set up a meeting via Teams or in person: s.rudy@bbk.ac.uk.

    Qualifications

    • PhD, York University, 1988
    • MA, University of New Brunswick, 1985
    • Honours BA, Wilfrid Laurier University, 1984

    Web profiles

    Visiting posts

    Professional activities

    Director, Centre for Poetry, Queen Mary University of London

    Honorary Professor of English, University of East Anglia

    Honorary Senior Research Fellow, School of English and Drama, Queen Mary University of London

    Professional memberships

    • Member, Modern Languages Association

    Honours and awards

    ORCID

    0000-0002-7910-0973
  • Research

    Research

    Research interests

    • gender
    • experimental writing
    • poetry
    • creative non-fiction

    Research overview

    Susan is a writer and academic.  In addition to her work at Birkbeck, she directs the Centre for Poetry and is a Senior Research Fellow at Queen Mary University of London and an Honorary Professor at the University of East Anglia.

    Her books include Writing in Our Time: Canada’s Radical Poetries in English (2005) and Poets Talk (2005), both co-authored with Pauline Butling. Recent publications include ‘A Queer Response to Caroline Bergvall’s Hyphenated Practice’ in Reading Experimental Writing (2020) and ‘Gender’s Ontoformativity: Reclaiming queer women’s solidarity through experimental writing’ (2020) in Feminist Theory.


    Recent poetry, creative nonfiction, and public-facing work may be found at Politics/Letters Live, many gendered mothers, and The New Statesman. Work in progress includes Identifying Women, her first book of creative non-fiction.

    Research Centres and Institutes

    Research projects

    Queer Openings: Reading, Gender, Experimental Writing

  • Supervision and teaching

    Supervision and teaching

    Teaching

    Teaching modules

    • Creative Non-fiction (AREN100S5)
    • Poetry Workshop 2: The Open Page (AREN143S6)
    • Introduction to Poetry (AREN219H4)
  • Publications

    Publications

    Article

    Book Section