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Peter Hebden

Research Project Title:

Poetry in Digital Media: Investigating the Remediation of Poetry through Critical and Creative Practice



Prof Linda Anderson and Dr James Cummings

Contact Details:



Research Interests:

  • Contemporary Poetry
  • Digital Media
  • Creative Practice-Based Research
  • Exploratory Programming
  • Digital Literature
  • Contemporary Comics and Graphic Novels
  • Artists’ Books
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Brief Outline of Research Project:

My practice-based research investigates how the presentation of poetry through digital media affects the audience’s encounter with the text, particularly when thinking of the poem as a transmedial artefact. This work mainly focuses on presentation through mobile touchscreen devices and digital media based installations. My critical work examines a selection of existing mobile applications for poetry and performs media-specific analyses on them, investigating how the novel mode of interaction introduced into the reading interface by each app affects our perception of the poetry presented.

Research Activities:

Placements and Funding

  • Northern Bridge AHRC National Productivity Investment Fund PhD Studentship (3 years)
  • placement at the British Library Contemporary British Collections (3 months)


  • presented my creative research in the form of an installation at the ‘Corroding the Now’ conference at Birkbeck, University of London, 12-13th April 2019
  • installation at the Newcastle Poetry Festival at Northern Stage, Newcastle upon Tyne, 1-14th May 2019
  • poster presentation at the BEYOND conference at the Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh, 20-21st November 2019

Academic Background:

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