Dr Richard House

 

Lecturer in Creative Writing

Department of Film and Creative Writing

Photograph of Dr Richard House

Contact details

Arts Building
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

About

Award-winning writer of fiction and short film.

Qualifications

  • M.F.A. (The School of the Art Institute of Chicago)
  • PhD (University of East Anglia)

Biography

As a member of the Chicago-based collaborative, Haha (with Wendy Jacob, Laurie Palmer and John Ploof), I developed temporary public art projects. This work has appeared at The New Museum, New York; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; the Ludwig Museum, Aachen; Magazin, Grenoble; Castello di Rivara, and Aperto at the Venice Biennale.

Teaching

I teach creative writing at undergraduate and postgraduate level and have a particular interest in contemporary US and European fiction, and in writing for the screen. 

Research

I’m currently completing a series of three novels ‘The Kills’, and writing a new novel ‘we were ok’ based on travels through India. 

Other activities

Editor for FatboyReview: www.fatboyreview.net

I organise seminars for the American Comparative Literature Association : ‘This is Not your Home’, ‘Home & Security’, on writing about cities and communities post-crisis, and representations of conflict. 

Publications

  • Max405, story.  Litro
  • Endnotes, story,20x20
  • Use What You Want, essay.  New Linear Perspectives
  • Wintering, film script, co-written / directed by Iain Finlay.  (Warp Films, 2009)
  • With Love From Haha: Essays & Notes From a Collective Practice, Wendy Jacob, Laurie Palmer, John Ploof,  Whitewalls Press, 2008
  • Number 54, film script, co-written / directed by Iain Finlay.  (IFproductions, 2004)
  • Uninvited, novel.  Serpents Tail, 2002, rpt. Five Star, 2003
  • Bruiser, novel.  Serpents Tail / High Risk, 1997, rpt. Five Star, 2002
  • Public art projects with Haha are catalogued online at www.hahahaha.org
  • FatboyReview has projects online at: www.fatboyreview.net

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