Alice Seville

Alice Seville

Department of English Literature
Doctoral researcher

Contact details

PhD title: "Virtual pastorals": vying ecological systems in post-millennial anglophone poetry
Supervisors: Dr Rona CranDr Dorothy Butchard and Dr Luke Kennard
PhD English Literature


  • MA Single Honours English Literature: University of Glasgow (2011-15)
  • MA Poetry & Criticism: Seamus Heaney Centre, Queen’s University, Belfast (2015-6)


I am a part time PhD scholar in EDACS working on post-millennial poetry criticism. My thesis concerns an examination of the dialectic of virtual versus ‘real’ and its relevance to present day ecocriticism -- with particular emphasis placed upon the works of the following post-millennial anglophone poets: Stephen Sexton, Ellen Bryant Voigt and Patricia Lockwood, among others.

Other activities

  • Creative Editor: Ad Alta: the Birmingham Journal for Literature (2018-20)
  • Co-founder and co-organiser of reading group and academic network, PGR Feminisms (2020 à ongoing) (tweeting @PGRfeminisms 
  • I am a member of the Ctrl Network and the Midlands Network of Popular Culture
  • I am a published poet and writer on popular culture: my academic and creative website can be found at: