Welcome to our new member of staff
We’re delighted to say hello to Dr Samantha Walton, our new member of staff who will be leading our Environmental Writing and Ecocriticism module and contributing to the Chorographies: Case Studies in Place or Region module. This year Samantha will be teaching on the subjects of ‘Deep Time’, ‘Ecologies of Place’ as well as a strand on ‘Writing Scotland’.
Samantha Walton completed a PhD at the University of Edinburgh in 2013, specialising in detective fiction, psychology and law between 1920 and 1945. As a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Institute for Advanced Stuides in the Humanities (Edinburgh), she combined interests in environment, Scottish literature and the mind by focusing on the novels and nature writing of Nan Shepherd. Samantha is currently turning her doctoral research into a monograph, and aims to develop her postdoctoral work to produce a more detailed survey of British interwar landscapes and literature. Before joining the department at Bath Spa, she taught at the universities of Edinburgh and Teesside. In Edinburgh, Samantha co-organised Syndicate poetry and research series in collaboration with New Media Scotland, and in 2013 she was Bright Ideas Fellow and Poet-in-Residence at the ESRC Genomics Policy and Research Forum, working on lyric poetry and the life sciences.