Iain Robinson
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Personal profile

Key Responsibilities

Module Organiser - LDCL4020B Writing Texts.

Module Organiser - LDCL6176A Imaginary Endings: British Fiction and the Apocalypse.

LDC Digital Champion (HUM Digital Transformer)

Academic Link with Partner Institution: City College Norwich

Full Time Member of the Humanities Faculty Appeals and Complaints Panel


OFFICE HOURS (by appointment): 1-2 MONDAYS, 9-10 THURSDAYS 


Iain Robinson is a graduate of the MA in Creative Writing at Lancaster University and holds a PhD in Creative and Critical Writing from UEA. Before commencing his PhD he had a career in bookselling and internet retailing. He has taught on the undergraduate program in LDC since 2003. His literary criticism on the works of Sarah Hall, Will Self, and Rupert Thomson have been published as book chapters and in peer-reviewed journals. His short stories have been widely published in literary journals and anthologies, including Best British Short Stories: 2018 (Salt). His novel, The Buyer, was published in 2014.


Key Research Interests

Creative writing, twenty-first century fiction, dystopian literature, post-apocalyptic literature, cli-fi, and nature writing. 

My current writing project, The Wood and the Road, is a work of creative non-fiction, in part nature writing, in part a memoir, but also concerned with issues such as the crises in biodiversity and climate, and the ethics of ecology work. 


Teaching Interests

Creative writing, apocalyptic literature, dystopian literature, contemporary literature, and literary and cultural theory. 

Areas of Expertise

Creative writing, dystopian literature, post-apocalyptic literature, digital pedagogy in the humanities.

Academic Background

BA English Literature (Lancaster)

MA Creative Writing (Lancaster)

PhD Creative and Critical Writing (UEA)

PgCert in Higher Education (UEA)

Certified Practitioner - Designing Digital Teaching and Learning (Blackboard Academy)

External positions

Member of the Advisory Group for the Creative Writing Subject Benchmark Statement , The Quality Assurance Agency

30 Jan 2023 → …

External Examiner, Royal Holloway, University of London