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Dr Pippa Marland


Institute of Humanities

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Pippa Marland completed a PhD at the University of Worcester on the representation of islands in the literature of the British and Irish archipelago. Her research interests lie in ecocriticism, the environmental humanities, ecopoetry, new nature writing, animal studies, and psychogeography, and she has responsibility for modules on Cities and Fiction; Gothic Literature; and Literary England and the Great War, as well as team-teaching on other modules.

She is currently preparing her doctoral thesis for publication and is co-editor of the forthcoming Routledge collection Walking, Landscape and Environment. She has published articles on subjects including ecocriticism, Victorian and contemporary poetry, and new nature writing. She has also published creative non-fiction writing and is a songwriter and musician. She is a founder-member of the University’s Green Voices Research Group.


PhD 2016, University of Worcester
MSc TESOL, University of Bristol
BA Hons English Literature, University of Bristol

Teaching & Research

Teaching & Research

Teaching Interests

Literature and Environment
New nature writing
Island literature
Psychogeography and urban writing
Poetry and Ecopoetry

Research Interests

Pippa’s PhD was researched and written from the theoretical perspective of ecocriticism and she continues to work in this theoretical field. She is currently researching the portrayal of illness in the work of contemporary Welsh poet Gwyneth Lewis; the ways in which the abilities of non-human animals are represented in contemporary creative non-fiction; and working on longer term projects on posthumanist ecocriticism, and the history of British nature writing.

Professional Bodies

Professional Bodies

Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE – UKI)
European Association for the Study of Literature, Culture and Environment (EASLCE)
Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (USA) (ASLE)
Association of Welsh Writing in English (AWWE)
International Small Island Studies Association (ISISA)
British Society for Literature and Science (BSLS)




Walking Landscape and Ecocriticism (co-editor) Routledge (forthcoming 2018). I am also preparing my thesis, The Island Imagination, for publication as a monograph.

Book chapters

‘“320 million years, a century, a quarter of a mile, a couple of paces”: framing the ‘good step’ in Tim Robinson’s Stones of Aran’. Forthcoming (2017), chapter in edited collection Framing Nature Amsterdam: Rodopi.

‘“You see the difference”: reading the stories of matter through the more-than-metaphorical’. Forthcoming (2017), chapter in edited collection Rethinking Environmental Consciousness, a collection based on a conference organised by the Nordic Network for Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies (Brill/Rodopi).


‘The “good step” and dwelling in Tim Robinson’s Stones of Aran: the advent of psycho-archipelagraphy’. Ecozon@ 6 (1) May 2015.

‘The gannet’s skull versus the plastic doll’s head: material ‘value’ in Kathleen Jamie’s “Findings”’. Green Letters 19 (2) 2015. doi:10.1080/14688417.2015.1024156

‘“Heaps of scrap metal and defunct machinery”: assemblages, ethics and affect in W.G. Sebald's Orford Ness’. Ecozon@ 5 (2) November 2014.

Co-guest edited with John Parham ‘Composting Culture’ issue of Green Letters 18 (1), March 2014 – joint editorial ‘Remaindering: the material ecology of junk and composting’. doi:10.1080/14688417.2014.897071

‘“Island of the Dead”: composting twenty-thousand saints on Bardsey Island’. Green Letters 18 (1) March 2014, doi:10.1080/14688417.2014.891446.

‘Ecocriticism’. November 2013. Literature Compass (Wiley-Blackwell online) 10 (11) pp. 846–868. doi: 10.1111/lic3.12105.

With John Parham: “Every Night the Universe Passes over Santiago. Transnational ‘Ecocinema’ and Visualising Environmental Histories in Patricio Guzmán’s Nostalgia for the Light”, in White Rabbit: English Studies in Latin America. (Forthcoming 2017) Reviews

Katha Pollit’s The Mind Body Problem. New Welsh Review, 98, 2013.

Archipelago and Earthlines. Green Letters 17 (1), 2013.

L. M. Shakespeare’s The Messenger. New Welsh Review, 100, 2014.

Timo Müller and Michael Sauter (eds) Literature, Ecology, Ethics: Recent Trends in Ecocriticism. New Welsh Review, 101, 2014.

Mary Jacobus’ Romantic Things: A Tree, A Rock, A Cloud. Green Letters, 20 (1), 2016.

Jesse Oak Taylor’s The Sky of our Manufacture. Green Letters (forthcoming 2017).

External Responsibilities

External Responsibilities