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I'm Shaniece Martin, a 1st Year PhD Student @ Coventry University in the research centre of CAMC (Centre of Arts, Memory & Communities).
My main research interests are:
- Indian English Poetry
- Instagram Poetry
- Postcolonial Theory
- Postcolonial Literature
- Indian VS British Empire
My PhD project is aimed at exploring Indian English Poetry from the 1857 Indian Uprising up until the present day. I want to look at how Indian English Poetry is defined, how the genre has changed over time, what it measn to be an Indian English poet and how it is viewed to be a poet of Indian heritage writing in the English language (once deemed the language of the coloniser). Within my research I want explore this both through research and creativity. My PhD will be half research in exploring the genre of Indian English Poetry and half of it will be a collection of Indian English Poetry written by me (a woman of Indian Heritage writing in the English language and living in the U.K.).
2020-2021 - Universty of Leicester
My MA was in Modern Literature and Creative Writing whereby my end project/dissertation was a creative piece that centered around Instagram Poetry with the title: Understanding The Rise and Influence of Instagram Poetry In The Contemporary Literary World. For this project, I wrote my own collection of poems that took inspiration both in theme and layout from Instagram Poetry. Along with this I did a Reflective Commentary that discussed the controversiality of Instagram Poetry, including the rise of it, the lack of academic research on the genre & also how it has evolved and come to be in creating a new poetry renaissance.