Dr Wendy Vaizey


I received my AHRC-funded MA in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia, and returned to UEA to complete my PhD in Critical and Creative Writing with a thesis entitled ‘Writing the Kristevan Novel: The Role of the Synaesthetic Sea in Banville and Murdoch's Fictions of Mourning and Loss'. In 2011, I was awarded a Faber Fellowship and more recently a fully-funded Arts Council METAL residency exploring use of the digital in the arts. 

Academic responsibilities

Senior Lecturer

Teaching and learning

I am course director of the online MA and MFA. I have a particular interest in the cultural inflections of digital teaching spaces, and presented a paper on this topic to a Transatlantic Alliance panel at the AWP Conference in Los Angeles in 2016. 

Postgraduate courses taught


I publish both prose fiction and literary criticism. I recently completed my second novel, and am working on a third, an extract from which was published in the Climate Change edition of a US literary journal Cutthroat alongside the work of US Poet Laureate Joy Harjo and others. My writing and research focus on psychoanalysis and flow states, interstitial landscapes and histories in English and Irish novels. My research interests include the figure of the anchoress in London and Norwich, the novels of Iris Murdoch and modern ekphrastic narratives, as well as writing with a psychological or ecofictional slant about women and cars. 

Research student supervision

Main supervision

Other supervision