Dr Elizabeth Reeder

  • Lecturer (English Literature)

telephone: 01413306449
email: Elizabeth.Reeder@glasgow.ac.uk

Research interests

Research Interests

Elizabeth research and writing interests include: fiction (long and short); genre-bending and cross-medium forms (e.g. lyric essays); dynamic narrative structures; practice-based and practice-led research; exuberant creative failure; and giving and receiving feedback.  Current topics of research/writing include: illness and death; joy; fire, including rural, urban fire and fire investigation; whisky; Chicago Architecture and localized discriminatory practices such as racial covenants; archives, especially experimental or impossible archives; aspects of place and identity; resilience; pain; indexes; maps and cartography; and places of transition, ‘between places’, which exist in landscapes and in texts/works across mediums and genres.

Biography

Elizabeth's writing has been published widely in literary journals and anthologies, and her BBC Radio 4 broadcasts include a Women's Hour Serial, stories, and abridgments of Marilynne Robinson's  Gilead, Sara Wheeler's  Magnetic North; The Real Jane Austen: A Life in Small Things by Paula Byrne; and Annie Proulx’s Bird Cloud. She received Scottish Arts Council bursaries in 2001 and 2006, and was the Writing Fellow for the North East of Glasgow 2002-2004. She has particular interests in contemporary fiction and crossover forms like lyric essays, as well as an ongoing interest in excellence in creative and editorial practice, across art forms. Her novels include Ramshackle (Freight Books) and Fremont (Kohl Publishing, Oct 2012).  Ramshackle was was shortlisted for a number of awards including a Saltire Literary award in 2013 and was longlisted for the Authors’ Club Best First Book Award 2013. 

The m/s of direction is the moment you choose, a collection of essays about crisis, creativity and living grief, was a finalist in the 2015 Essay Press book competition. An extract was subsequently published as One Year (Essay Press, 2016).   She’s given papers on essaying locally and internationally including at the RSA symposium on The Essay (2014), and the College Arts Association conference in New York, 2017.

Her interest in the essay (in particular genre-bending, radical forms of essay) has developed from a desire to write so that language, form and structure embed knowledge in a way so it can be ‘read’ like poetry and art with a high level of complexity, intentional ambiguity, and space for the audience. Elizabeth recently curated a series of conversations around essaying in the UK with Max Porter (editor with Granta and author of Grief is the Thing with Feathers); Jacques Testard (Managing director of Fitzcarraldo Editions); Carol Mavor (writer and artist-historian). This can be found here: Digressions: On Essaying in the UK

She is a lecturer in Creative Writing and English Literature at University of Glasgow where she is Creative Writing Post Graduate Research Convenor.

Her third novel, Those We Buried, will be Freight Books’ lead title in Spring 2018.  She is a MacDowell Fellow and held a MacDowell residency in April/May 2015. Current writing includes her next novel, essaying, and a collaboration with artist Amanda Thomson.  

 You can find out more at elizabethkreeder.com 




Grants

2017/18  Royal Society of Edinburgh Workshop Funding, ‘On Genre-Bending Essaying: Catalyst Conversations and Workshops on the Potential Impact of Experimental and Hybrid Writing in Scotland’, £9994.60

2016/17  Scottish Graduate School of the Arts and Humanities (SGSAH) Performance and Writing –Organized with Carl Lavery, Theatre Studies, University of Glasgow, Maria Fusco, University of Edinburgh Edinburgh College of Art & Ross Birrell - GSA, £2500 (CI).

2016  SGSAH Art Writing – Four days of workshopping with colleagues from ECA (Neil Mullholland), GSA (Laura Edbrook) and Strathclyde (David Kinloch) -£2500 (CI).

2015-2017  Sited +.  Funded by Creative Scotland (£5,000), brought on as an independent adviser, because of her work with giving and receiving feedback and reputation for working across artforms effectively.  She wrote the Voices Study part of the Sited + report that was informed by a series of workshops held across Scotland makers of Sited Work and also a symposium.  The final report goes to Creative Scotland and other key bodies and will impact the policy and funding around Sited+ working in Scotland. 

2015   “All in A Fankle: A Workshopping of Exuberant Failure”, £1989 (PI), part of the Being Human Festival funding by AHRC and the British Council, November 2015 (workshops run with Rachel McCrum)

2014  Animating the Archive, Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada, July (supported by Ontario Arts Council (CAN$10,000 & Carnegie Trust £1998 + School £900), which led to robust collaborations, an exhibition and exhibition catalogue (2015), and kickstarted on ongoing interest in radical archiving. 

2013  Attentive Writers: Healthcare, Authorship and Authority, Wellcome Trust, £5000 (Co-Investigator), May-September 2013

2010  Creative Writing at University of Glasgow 15th Anniversary Celebrations, £5020 total:  Chancellor’s Award £3750. £1270 Marketing.


Supervision

Current Doctoral Students:

Laura Edbrook – College of Arts Scholarship The Quick
Autotheory and Radical Intimacy in the Means and Production of Art and its Discourses

Angie Spoto – College of Arts Scholarship Use of the Fantastic and the Impossible in Scottish Writing to Expose Realities of Domestic Abuse

Carly Brown -  Monticello Fellowship (2016) 2013 Scottish National Poetry Slam winner.

Ioulia Kolovou – College of Arts Scholarship.

Sylvia Hehir – 2013 Scottish Book Trust New Writer Award; shortlisted for the Caledonian Novel Award  

Oliver Gafsen

Heather Mackay

Laura Becherer – co-author of A Drink of One’s Own (Freight, 2017)

Naomi Pearce (with ECA) – AHRC scholarship

 

Please see the students' biographies for more information about their writing and research.

 

Completed Doctoral Students

Defne Cizakca

Shere Garcia Rangel

Sheri Benning – The Season’s Vagrant (Carcanet); Thin Moon Psalm (Brick Books)

Caitlyn McHarge   (MFA)

Izabela Ilowska

Micaela Maftei - The Fiction of Autobiography: Reading and Writing Identity,  Bloomsbury, 2013; co-editor Writing Creative Non-Fiction: Determinig Form (Glyphi, 2015)

Laura Tansley – co-editor Writing Creative Non-Fiction: Determinig Form (Glyphi, 2015)

Graham Guest

Anne Hamilton

Debbie Andrews – AHRC Scholar (Walking the Lights, Freight 2016). Runner up for the Guardian Not the Booker Prize 2016

Em Strang  - Stone (Atlantic Press, 2016) & Bird-Woman (Shearsman, 2016). 2014 Scottish Book Trust New Writer Award

Ailsa Crum

Maria DiMario






Teaching

Elizabeth has designed and implemented a number of creative writing courses for the Creative Writing MLitt, MFA and DFA programmes at University of Glasgow including:

  • Craft and Experimentation
  • Practical Pedagogy
  • Cross-Discipline Fiction Workshop
  • Creative Writing Post Graduate Research Practice as Research Course, which examines how thinkers who are primarily makers can approach processes of practice, research and excellence in the making of primary creative works and can hone their ability to create cultural and critical frames for their work and the work of others
  • Hybrid Forms (with Colin Herd, Honours Course)
  • The Art of Genre-Bending Essaying (upcoming 2018, with Glasgow School of Art)

Elizabeth designed and taught on the inaugural Creative Writing MLitt by distance learning, which she convened for five years, 2008-2013, and designed the Creative Writing VLE courses to support campus-based students. She also teaches creative writing workshops at all levels. 


Additional Information

Creative Awards / Writing Residences

2015      MacDowell Artists Colony Fellow, with a residency April / May 2015

2014      PAL Labs Residential Residency, Cove Park, September 2014

2014      Invited Artist, Animating the Archive, Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada, July (supported by Ontario Arts Council (CAN$10,000 & Carnegie Trust £1998 & University of Glasgow £800), which led to an exhibition and exhibition catalogue. 

2013      Residency at An Tobar Arts Centre, Mull, December linked to the production of a response to the Zembla exhibition, and including a public reading and talk on hybrid and experimental writing

2013      Robert Louis Stevenson Fellow, funded by Scottish Book Trust/ Creative Scotland, held in Hotel Chevillon, Grez Sur Loing, France (June/July)

2012      Ten day residency at Taigh Chearsabhagh, North Uist, to work in collaboration with the artist, Amanda Thomson

2012/13    Ramshackle, shortlisted for the 2012 Saltire First Book of the Year, the 2013 Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust Best First Book of the Year Award, Anobii book prize, and long-listed for the Authors’ Club Best First Book Award (2013)              

2006      Scottish Arts Council (SAC) Bursary, £9000

2005      SAC Professional Development Grant,  £1000

2005      Glasgow University Research Support Award, £500

2002      Scottish Arts Council Bursary to run in conjunction with the Scottish Arts Council / Glasgow City Council Writing Fellowship for the North East of Glasgow (March 2002-March 2004), £15,000 bursary over two years

2002      Awarded place on BBC Radio Writers’ Lab

2001      Scottish Arts Council Bursary, £3000

1998      ‘Crosswords’ shortlisted for The Macallan /Scotland on Sunday Short Story Competition


Publications

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2017

Reeder, E., Mavor, C., Testard, J., Porter, M. and Kreider, K. (2017) Digressions: On Essaying in the U.K. Series: Essay Press Listening Tour Series, 80. Essay Press.

2016

Reeder, E. (2016) On Women and Essaying: To Be Genre-Bending is to be Dangerous. [Website]

Reeder, E. (2016) One Year. Series: Essay Press groundloop series, 66. Essay Press.

2014

Reeder, E. (2014) What We Know About Doors. Scotsman on Sunday, pp. 32-33.

Reeder, E. and Lethem, J. (2014) Abridgement of Dissident Gardens by Jonathan Lethem. [Performance]

2013

Reeder, E. and Byrne, P. (2013) The Real Jane Austen: A Life in Small Things. [Performance]

Reeder, E. (2013) On leaning into. In: Pazdziora, J.P. and Cizakca, D. (eds.) New Fairy Tales: Essays and Stories. Unlocking Press, pp. 213-220. ISBN 9780982963388

Reeder, E. (2013) A prevailing wind. In: Pazdziora, J.P. and Cizakca, D. (eds.) New Fairy Tales: Essays and Stories. Unlocking Press, pp. 197-220. ISBN 9780982963388

Reeder, E. (2013) Online learning and how it can help your work. In: Norris, S. (ed.) Studying Creative Writing. Series: Creative Writing Studies, I (4). The Professional and Higher Partnership Ltd: UK, pp. 71-86. ISBN 9781907076428

2012

Reeder, E. (2012) Everyday Wintergreen. [Audio]

Reeder, E. (2012) Ramshackle. Freight Books: UK. ISBN 9780956613578

Reeder, E. (2012) Fremont. Kohl Publishing. ISBN 9780957330801

Reeder, E. (2012) On warming up, close reading and sentences. In: Walker, E. (ed.) Teaching Creative Writing. Series: Teaching creative writing: practical approaches (2). The Professional And Higher Partnership Ltd: Cambridgeshire, pp. 16-20. ISBN 9781907076121

2011

Reeder, E. and Thomson, A. (2011) I plant a lighthouse here. [Performance]

Reeder, E. (2011) Abridged version of Bird Cloud by Annie Proulx for Book of the Week. [Performance]

2010

Reeder, E. (2010) Between places: if, then, essay. PN Review, 37(2), pp. 38-41.

Reeder, E. (2010) Attendance. Kenyon Review, Summer(2010),

Reeder, E. (2010) Lyrical essays. International Literary Quarterly(10),

2009

Reeder, E. (2009) Abridged version of Magnetic North by Sara Wheeler for Book of the Week. [Performance]

Reeder, E. (2009) Attendance. [Performance]

2008

Reeder, E. (2008) Prose Poems. PN Review, 34(3), pp. 28-29.

Reeder, E. (2008) Passage migrant. In: Blackie, S. (ed.) Cleave: New Writing by Women in Scotland. Two Ravens. ISBN 9781906120283

2007

Reeder, E. (2007) 'Old Morse's Door', an excerpt from Ramshackle, a novel. Chapman,

Reeder, E. and Meek, J. (2007) Surveillance and the Fremont Inheritance. Long Lunch: Edinburgh. ISBN 9780955465024

2006

Reeder, E. (2006) Abridged version of Gilead by Marilynne Robinson’s for Book at Bedtime. [Performance]

Reeder, E. (2006) Baggage. [Performance]

Reeder, E. (2006) Gifted. In: Carter, M. (ed.) Word Jig: New Fiction from Scotland. Hanging Loose Press. ISBN 9781931236256

Reeder, E. (2006) One recruit short. In: McInerney, C. (ed.) Glasgow Kiss: A Collection of New Writing from Glasgow. 11/9: Glasgow. ISBN 9781903238332

Reeder, E. (2006) Skinny girls. In: Maguire, S. (ed.) Little Black Dress. Polygon. ISBN 9781904598602

Reeder, E. (2006) 'Standing still, running' a BBC Women's Hour serial. [Performance]

2005

Reeder, E. (2005) What is chosen. [Performance]

1999

Reeder, E. (1999) Common knowledge. In: Maguire, S. and Hargreaves, A. (eds.) Something Wicked: Scottish Crime Fiction. Polygon: Edinburgh. ISBN 9780748662531

1998

Reeder, E. (1998) Crosswords. In: Jamieson, R.A. (ed.) Shorts: The Macallan/Scotland on Sunday Short Story Collection. Polygon: Edinburgh. ISBN 9780748662456

This list was generated on Sun Jun 25 00:22:12 2017 BST.
Number of items: 33.

Articles

Reeder, E. (2014) What We Know About Doors. Scotsman on Sunday, pp. 32-33.

Reeder, E. (2010) Between places: if, then, essay. PN Review, 37(2), pp. 38-41.

Reeder, E. (2010) Attendance. Kenyon Review, Summer(2010),

Reeder, E. (2010) Lyrical essays. International Literary Quarterly(10),

Reeder, E. (2008) Prose Poems. PN Review, 34(3), pp. 28-29.

Reeder, E. (2007) 'Old Morse's Door', an excerpt from Ramshackle, a novel. Chapman,

Books

Reeder, E., Mavor, C., Testard, J., Porter, M. and Kreider, K. (2017) Digressions: On Essaying in the U.K. Series: Essay Press Listening Tour Series, 80. Essay Press.

Reeder, E. (2016) One Year. Series: Essay Press groundloop series, 66. Essay Press.

Reeder, E. (2012) Ramshackle. Freight Books: UK. ISBN 9780956613578

Reeder, E. (2012) Fremont. Kohl Publishing. ISBN 9780957330801

Reeder, E. and Meek, J. (2007) Surveillance and the Fremont Inheritance. Long Lunch: Edinburgh. ISBN 9780955465024

Book Sections

Reeder, E. (2013) On leaning into. In: Pazdziora, J.P. and Cizakca, D. (eds.) New Fairy Tales: Essays and Stories. Unlocking Press, pp. 213-220. ISBN 9780982963388

Reeder, E. (2013) A prevailing wind. In: Pazdziora, J.P. and Cizakca, D. (eds.) New Fairy Tales: Essays and Stories. Unlocking Press, pp. 197-220. ISBN 9780982963388

Reeder, E. (2013) Online learning and how it can help your work. In: Norris, S. (ed.) Studying Creative Writing. Series: Creative Writing Studies, I (4). The Professional and Higher Partnership Ltd: UK, pp. 71-86. ISBN 9781907076428

Reeder, E. (2012) On warming up, close reading and sentences. In: Walker, E. (ed.) Teaching Creative Writing. Series: Teaching creative writing: practical approaches (2). The Professional And Higher Partnership Ltd: Cambridgeshire, pp. 16-20. ISBN 9781907076121

Reeder, E. (2008) Passage migrant. In: Blackie, S. (ed.) Cleave: New Writing by Women in Scotland. Two Ravens. ISBN 9781906120283

Reeder, E. (2006) Gifted. In: Carter, M. (ed.) Word Jig: New Fiction from Scotland. Hanging Loose Press. ISBN 9781931236256

Reeder, E. (2006) One recruit short. In: McInerney, C. (ed.) Glasgow Kiss: A Collection of New Writing from Glasgow. 11/9: Glasgow. ISBN 9781903238332

Reeder, E. (2006) Skinny girls. In: Maguire, S. (ed.) Little Black Dress. Polygon. ISBN 9781904598602

Reeder, E. (1999) Common knowledge. In: Maguire, S. and Hargreaves, A. (eds.) Something Wicked: Scottish Crime Fiction. Polygon: Edinburgh. ISBN 9780748662531

Reeder, E. (1998) Crosswords. In: Jamieson, R.A. (ed.) Shorts: The Macallan/Scotland on Sunday Short Story Collection. Polygon: Edinburgh. ISBN 9780748662456

Performance

Reeder, E. and Lethem, J. (2014) Abridgement of Dissident Gardens by Jonathan Lethem. [Performance]

Reeder, E. and Byrne, P. (2013) The Real Jane Austen: A Life in Small Things. [Performance]

Reeder, E. and Thomson, A. (2011) I plant a lighthouse here. [Performance]

Reeder, E. (2011) Abridged version of Bird Cloud by Annie Proulx for Book of the Week. [Performance]

Reeder, E. (2009) Abridged version of Magnetic North by Sara Wheeler for Book of the Week. [Performance]

Reeder, E. (2009) Attendance. [Performance]

Reeder, E. (2006) Abridged version of Gilead by Marilynne Robinson’s for Book at Bedtime. [Performance]

Reeder, E. (2006) Baggage. [Performance]

Reeder, E. (2006) 'Standing still, running' a BBC Women's Hour serial. [Performance]

Reeder, E. (2005) What is chosen. [Performance]

Audio

Reeder, E. (2012) Everyday Wintergreen. [Audio]

Website

Reeder, E. (2016) On Women and Essaying: To Be Genre-Bending is to be Dangerous. [Website]

This list was generated on Sun Jun 25 00:22:12 2017 BST.