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Jasmine Jade Plumpton

Doctoral Student in Creative Writing - Jasmine’s thesis is entitled ‘Words Between Worlds: Ekphrastic Poetry and 'Habitus Dislocation'’.

Research Project Title:

Words Between Worlds: Ekphrastic Poetry and 'Habitus Dislocation'



Prof Bill Herbert, Dr Tara Bergin and Prof Roger Burrows

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Research Interests:

  • Ekphrasis
  • Working-class Representation in the Arts
  • Documentary Photography
  • The ethics of Transgressive Art
  • Experiences of ‘Dislocation’
  • Poetic Inquiry
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Brief Outline of Research Project:

I am interested in what it means to exist in the gap between two social worlds, not fully ‘belonging’ in either, and the impact this has on the self. I am writing a collection of poetry that attempts to ‘articulate the liminal’ and asks whether words create bridges or divides. My critical work looks at the ethics of documentary photography and the use of ekphrasis as a method for exploring difficult autobiographical truths. 

Research Activities:

  • Newcastle University Promise Scholarship – 2016 - 2018
  • Newcastle University School of English MA Scholarship – 2018 - 2019
  • Northern Bridge Consortium Studentship – 2020 - present
  • The Renwick Travel Scholarship (British School at Rome) – 2022
  • Winner of WRITE Festival South Tyneside Poetry Slam – 2018
  • Shortlisted for the Terry Kelly Poetry Prize – 2018

Academic Background:

  • MA Creative Writing, Newcastle University
  • BA (Hons) English Literature, Newcastle University