Dr Adam Dalton


Dr Adam Dalton
NameDr Adam Dalton
Job titleSenior Lecturer in English Literature and Creative Writing
Research institute
Primary appointmentSchool of Arts
Email addressA.Dalton@mdx.ac.uk
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-7993-8805
Contact categoryResearcher

Biography

Biography

A J Dalton (www.ajdalton.eu) is a prize-winning SFF writer. He has published the Empire of the Saviours trilogy with Gollancz Orion, and various collections with Kristell Ink and Luna Press. He also runs the online storytelling community http://www.creativewritinghq.com - all welcome! He lives with a monstrously oppressive cat named Cleopatra.

Adam has taught English Literature and Creative Writing at Middlesex University since 2019, and before that at Falmouth University, Manchester Metropolitan University, and the University of Manchester. He has been the Programme Leader for the BA English and MA Media Management.

He currently supervises six PhD students, in both English Literature and Creative Writing (fantasy, crime, speculative fiction, sci-fi, and YA literature). He is the External Examiner for the MAs in Creative Writing at Edinburgh Napier University.

Teaching

Creative Writing - genre writing specialist, speculative poetry

Literary Theory and Analysis

English Language Teaching (ELT)

Media Management (marketing, project management and social media)

PhD supervisor - English Literature and Creative Writing

Education and qualifications

PhD Creative Writing
18 Mar 2018
Huddersfield University

Grants

Prizes and Awards

Research outputs

The Nekra

Dalton, A. 2024. The Nekra. Science Fiction Poetry Association.

Four speculative poems: 'Soulless', 'Simulant', 'Celestial Sound and Light Show', 'The Worm'

Dalton, A. 2024. Four speculative poems: 'Soulless', 'Simulant', 'Celestial Sound and Light Show', 'The Worm'. Starship Sloane Publishing.

With a Biochecker, you'll never be ill again

Dalton, A. 2024. With a Biochecker, you'll never be ill again. Starship Sloane Publishing.

Geo-political vampirism: how and why has Western literary scholarship appropriated and then re-mythologised the socio-historical origins of the vampire?

Dalton, A. 2024. Geo-political vampirism: how and why has Western literary scholarship appropriated and then re-mythologised the socio-historical origins of the vampire? Humanities and Social Sciences Communications. 11 (1). https://doi.org/10.1057/s41599-023-02576-z

Two speculative poems: 'Unwind' and 'Surface Tension'

Dalton, A. 2024. Two speculative poems: 'Unwind' and 'Surface Tension'. Science Fiction Poetry Association.

Four horror poems: 'Lords of the Nekra', 'Revenant', 'Implant', 'Overdue Barbecue'

Dalton, A. 2024. Four horror poems: 'Lords of the Nekra', 'Revenant', 'Implant', 'Overdue Barbecue'. Siren's Call Publications.

Five poems by A J Dalton: Loki's Lament, Viking Winter, The Misery and Mirth of Mjolnir, Odin Wayfarer, A Girl's Vision

Dalton, A. 2023. Five poems by A J Dalton: Loki's Lament, Viking Winter, The Misery and Mirth of Mjolnir, Odin Wayfarer, A Girl's Vision. Lothlorien Poetry Journal.

Valkyrie Love

Dalton, A. 2023. Valkyrie Love. Songs of Eretz Poetry Review.

Unicorn Rising

Dalton, A. 2023. Unicorn Rising. Illustrated Worlds Magazine.

Resetting

Dalton, A. 2023. Resetting.

The Final Saga

Dalton, A. 2023. The Final Saga. Sigil House Productions.

Recipe

Dalton, A. 2023. Recipe. Science Fiction Poetry Association.

Digital Desire

Dalton, A. 2023. Digital Desire. Science Fiction Poetry Association.

I, Medusa

Dalton, A.J. 2023. I, Medusa. Illustrated Worlds Magazine.

The Nekrascape

Dalton, A. 2023. The Nekrascape. Altered Reality Magazine.

The unreliable socio-visual performance and identity of a novelist

Dalton, A. 2023. The unreliable socio-visual performance and identity of a novelist. BlueHouse Journal.

The Last Horizon

Beeson, M. and Dalton, A. (ed.) 2022. The Last Horizon. Hempton Kristell Ink.

The book of the dead

Dalton, A. (ed.) 2022. The book of the dead. Hempton Kristell Ink.

What is so fabulous about Smaug?

Dalton, A. 2022. What is so fabulous about Smaug? in: Barbini, F. (ed.) Not the Fellowship. Dragons Welcome! Luna Press Publishing.

The book of demons

Dalton, A. 2021. The book of demons. Hempton Kristell Ink.

The decline of the bromance and the rise of human-A.I. relationships in science fiction TV and film

Dalton, A. 2020. The decline of the bromance and the rise of human-A.I. relationships in science fiction TV and film. in: Barbini, F. (ed.) Ties that bind: love in Fantasy and Science Fiction Edinburgh Luna Press Publishing. pp. 52-67

The satanic in science fiction and fantasy

Dalton, A. Barbini, F. (ed.) 2020. The satanic in science fiction and fantasy. Edinburgh Luna Press Publishing.

The Book of Witches

Dalton, A. 2020. The Book of Witches. Hempton Kristell Ink.

Embodiments of evil and reflections of social change in second-world fantasy

Dalton, A. 2019. Embodiments of evil and reflections of social change in second-world fantasy. in: Barbini, F. (ed.) A shadow within: evil in Fantasy and Science Fiction Edinburgh Luna Press Publishing. pp. 73-101

We are on the hill: Research Project: Episode 5: Henry Philip Creese and the Titanic

Dalton, A. 2019. We are on the hill: Research Project: Episode 5: Henry Philip Creese and the Titanic.

We are on the hill: Research Project: Episode 1: Sir John Gay Newton Alleyne

Dalton, A. 2019. We are on the hill: Research Project: Episode 1: Sir John Gay Newton Alleyne.

Religion in fantasy: propaganda, blasphemy or nonsense?

Dalton, A. 2017. Religion in fantasy: propaganda, blasphemy or nonsense? BFS Journal.

Gender-identity and sexuality in current sub-genres of British fantasy literature: do we have a problem?

Dalton, A. 2017. Gender-identity and sexuality in current sub-genres of British fantasy literature: do we have a problem? in: Barbini, F. (ed.) Gender identity and sexuality in current fantasy and science fiction Edinburgh Luna Press Publishing. pp. 57-82

Narrative perspective

Dalton, A. 2015. Narrative perspective. in: Royle, N. (ed.) The Art of the Novel Salt Publishing. pp. 32-39

Empire of the saviours

Dalton, A. 2012. Empire of the saviours. Gollancz.
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