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Lyle Weir

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    Lyle received his Bachelor of Arts with Honours in English at Coventry University. He received his Master of Arts in Writing at Birmingham City University and became an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in 2016 at Coventry University. Lyle is currently undertaking a PhD in Educational studies and English Literature. 


    Lyle is a lecturer in Creative Writing and specialises in performance poetry, article writing and music. With a background in performance poetry and music, Lyle has toured extensively performing in bands and solo, building a reputation as a 'must see' front man in the band, Ashes of Maybelle. 


    Interests: Performance poetry, music, art, literature, traveling, film and graphic novels. 


    Lyle’s main research interest is the psychological study of the creative process - this is the focus of his PhD. 


    Lyle’s other research interests are: Objectivism in literature, representations of free market economics in literature, social media and its impact on social interaction and social media and its impact on mental health. Lyle is also interested in the integration of social and digital media into creative writing pedagogy, and is a keen reader of economic and political literature.


    Experience: Lyle has published articles on the video game industry, has been published in poetry anthologies/magazines and toured for three years as a musician. 


    Lyle leads modules in the following disciplines:


    • Magazine Publishing 
    • Skills for Writers
    • Video Game Narratives 
    • Creative Writing Employability 


    Lyle also teaches the following disciplines:


    • Poetry 
    • Short Story Writing
    • Dissertation 


    As well as his current PhD research, Lyle is also working on several papers related to his research interests.


    Research Interests

    • psychology 
    • creative writing 
    • literary criticism 
    • pedagogical research

    Education/Academic qualification

    Writing , MA, Birmingham City University

    Award Date: 7 Dec 2015

    BA (Hons) English , Degree, Coventry University

    Award Date: 12 Sep 2011


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