Dr Tiffani Angus

Course Leader, MA Creative Writing; Senior Lecturer, Creative Writing and Publishing

Faculty:Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

School:Cambridge School of Creative Industries

Location: Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: Publishing , Creative writing

Courses taught: Creative Writing, Publishing, Writing and English Literature, Writing and Film Studies

Tiffani is interested in fantasy and science fiction, place and gardens in fantasy, apocalyptic fiction, and time travel narratives.

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Email: tiffani.angus@anglia.ac.uk

Background

Tiffani teaches writing and publishing at undergraduate and post-graduate levels. Her background in publishing includes several years working as an editor for an educational materials developer in the US; as a freelance writer/editor/proof-reader for educational, corporate, and private clients; and as a newspaper copy editor. Before joining Anglia Ruskin she taught at Middlesex University, London, and at Wright State University in the US.

Tiffani is the author of short stories in several genres, mainly historical fantasy, and her debut novel about a “haunted” garden will be published in late 2019. A graduate of Clarion 2009, Tiffani is involved in genre fandom as a guest and panellist at SFF conventions.

Research interests

  • British gardening history 
  • The history of garden publishing
  • Gardens in SFF
  • SFF writing workshop dynamics
  • Women in post-apocalyptic fiction

Areas of research supervision

Tiffani is unable to accept any further supervision until January 2020

  • Current supervision: goblin market; food in fantasy; place in fantasy; tech in SF
  • Recently passed: the sublime in writing on the Antarctic; "Norming the Other"

Teaching

Current modules taught:

  • Writing Speculative Fiction
  • Modern Science Fiction
  • Publishing in Practice
  • Creativity & Content in Publishing
  • Production Processes in Publishing
  • Workshop: The Short Story
  • Special Topic: Creative Writing (for MA Creative Writing and MA Science Fiction and Fantasy)

 

Qualifications

  • PhD Creative Writing, Anglia Ruskin University
  • MA English, Wright State University
  • BA English with Professional Writing Emphasis, Summa cum Laude, Wright State University

Memberships, editorial boards

  • HEA, Fellow
  • Freeman, Worshipful Company of Stationers
  • Member, National Association of Writers in Education

Research grants, consultancy, knowledge exchange

  • General Director, Anglia Centre for Science Fiction and Fantasy

Selected recent publications

Creative

Angus, T. 2019 (autumn). Threading the Labyrinth. London: Unsung Stories Press.

Angus, T. 2019. “What Cannot be Described”. In: Beech, M., ed. The Book of Flowering. Egaeus Press.

Angus, T. 2017 Midwives. In: C. Ferguson and B. Campbell, eds. Mother's Revenge: A Dark and Bizarre Anthology of Global Proportions. Scary Dairy Press.

Angus, T. 2016. “On Tradescant Road”. In: E. Audsley and H. Armfield, eds. British Fantasy Society Horizons #4.

Angus, T. 2015. The Final Voyage of the World’s Oldest Time Traveler. In: M. Allen and J.K. Spendlove, eds. 2015. Athena’s Daughters Vol 2. Salt Lake City: Silence in the Library, LLC.

Angus, T. 2014. Fairchild’s Folly. In: J. Shurin, ed. 2014. Irregularity. London: Jurassic London.

Academic

Angus, T. 2017. Performance in the Science Fiction and Fantasy Workshop. NAWE Writers in Education, 71. pp

Recent presentations and conferences

Angus, T. (2017). “Where are the tampons? The estrangement of women’s bodies in apocalyptic fiction”, Worldcon 75 (Helsinki).

Angus, T. 2016. Performance in the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writing Workshop. Presented at Science Fiction Research Association, University of Liverpool. 28-30 June 2016.

Angus, T. 2014. Theme as a Route into Rewriting; Beyond the Moral of the Story. Presented at Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference, Imperial College. 28-29 June 2014.

Angus, T. 2014. The Garden as Character: Britain’s Great Country House Gardens in Children’s Fantasy Literature. Presented at The Country House in Britain 19142014, Newcastle University, 6-8 June 2014.

Angus, T. 2013. Planting a Fantasy: Using Historic Places to Grow Fiction. Presented at National Association of Writers in Education Annual Conference, York. 15 November 2013.

Angus, T. 2011. A Subtle Revolution: Lord Dunsany’s The King of Elfland’s Daughter as Utopian, Feminist Fairy Tale. Presented at Myth and Fairy Tale in Film and Literature post-1900, University of York. 25-26 March 2011.

Media experience

Podcast with Breaking the Glass Slipper about Tiffani's research on women's bodies in apocalyptic fiction