Dr Eley Williams

Supervised by


  • Creative Writing MA: Supplementary Discourses
  • EN3225: Children’s Literature
  • EN2215: Creative Writing Structure and Style
  • CW2020: Fiction
  • CW1010: Introduction to Creative Writing

Research interests

  • Experimental Fiction
  • Nineteenth Century Studies
  • Onomasiology
  • Lexicography
  • Conceptual Dictionaries
  • Mountweazels
  • Esquivalience

Investigating interstices between dictionaries, digression, nonsense and 'the fictive'. Particular interest in occurrences of queered and queering language within lexicographical writing and outré dictionary forms.

Educational background

Royal Holloway, University of London

Unclear Definitions: Investigating Dictionaries' Fictitious Entries through Creative and Critical Writing

Critical thesis: "Such a lot of rot": The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold as Commentary to the Creative Drive and 'Writer's Block' Phenomenon

University of Cambridge

Dissertation: Manual Dexterity: Keats as Failed Physician and Ambitious Poet in 'This Living Hand'

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