Dr Edmund Hurst

Dr Edmund Hurst

Lecturer in Creative Writing

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Arts Cultures and Education
  • School of Humanities


  • BA (University of East Anglia)
  • MA (University of Hull)
  • PhD / DPhil (University of Hull)


Dr. Edmund Hurst is an early career academic in Creative Writing, with a focus on Genre Fiction. He is particularly interested in Fantasy and Science Fiction, having recently achieved his Ph.D for the thesis: 'Dawnsmoke and the Influence of Character Tropes on the Construction of Fantasy Fiction.' A novelist and published short story author, Edmund is a an ex-actor who has worked closely with Hull-based charities to visit local secondary schools and celebrate Creative Writing and the path to higher education.

Modules taught on include:

Creative Writing Portfolio

Sci-Fi, Fantasy & Horror : Writing the Wondrous and the Weird

Writing the Novel

Poetry, Performance and Play

Research interests

Research interests include - Fantasy, Science Fiction, Horror, Genre Writing, memory loss, the actualisation of fictional characters and the way the human mind grapples with the concept of non-existence