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Dr Linda Kemp

Research Fellow

Social Work, Care and Community


Dr Linda Kemp focuses on poetry, poetic language, and collaborative creative practices with a specific foci on critical poetics. Adopting a cross-disciplinary stance the research tends towards language, power, and relationships between social questions, political commitment, and social history. The research encompasses the creative and critical to include poetry, creative-critical writing, collaboration, performance and scholarly articles.

Linda currently supervises postgraduate students as part of the MA Social Work and research projects at doctoral level.

Career overview

Dr Kemp completed their PhD in Creative and Critical Writing at The University of Sheffield. Prior to their appointment at NTU, Linda held posts as a librarian at a range of Higher Education institutions.

Research areas

  • Care practices, politics and language
  • Creative-critical writing
  • Critical poetics
  • Experimental poetry
  • Language and practices of care
  • Reading as an interrogative and imaginative practice
  • Writing as an interrogative and imaginative practice

Dr Kemp is a member of the NTU Critical Poetics research group.

Linda welcomes research proposals from prospective students with an interest in cross-disciplinary or interdisciplinary research working in any of these or related areas.

Further information may be obtained from the NTU Graduate School.

External activity

Co-organiser of event programmes of poetry and sound performance.

Sponsors and collaborators

Collaborative cross-disciplinary and interdisciplinary work incorporating the organisation of experimental, exploratory, and open-ended or iterative projects. Recent collaborators include artists, academics, musicians and writers.


Lease Prise Redux. Cambridge: Materials, 2016.

See all of Dr Linda Kemp's publications...

Course(s) I teach on

  • Adult and child hands
    Postgraduate research | Full-time / Part-time | 2020

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    Postgraduate research | Part-time | 2020