Danielle Redd

Danielle ReddOrganisation

University of East Anglia

Job Title

Doctoral Researcher in Creative Writing

Dani Redd is in her fourth year of a PhD in creative and critical writing. Her critical thesis focusses on three feminist and postcolonial texts that affect a remapping of Robinson Crusoe's island: J M Coetzee's Foe, Jane Gardam's Crusoe's Daughter and Julieta Campos's The Fear of Losing Eurydice. Her creative thesis is a novel, Bodeg, set on a fictional Arctic island.

Dani has taught undergraduate seminars in both literature and creative writing at UEA. She has presented her critical work at conferences in Lesvos, Iceland and Svalbard. Her essay, "Towards an archipelagraphic literary methodology: reading the archipelago in Julieta Campos’ The Fear of Losing Eurydice" has recently been published in Island Studies Journal. An account of the creative process involved in writing Bodeg is forthcoming in The Island  Review. In 2014 she won first prize in Words and Women's inaugural short fiction competition, and was shortlisted again in 2016. In April 2015 she was selected as the writer in residence at Gamli Skóli, on the island of Hrisey in Iceland.