Jess Moriarty is Course Leader for the Creative Writing MA, Creative Writing BA and English Literature and Creative Writing BA here at the University of Brighton. Her research focuses on autoethnography and pedagogy in writing practice. Jess works on engaging students in community projects and using innovative and personal writing to challenge traditional academic discourse.
Research I am interested in supporting and supervising includes:
Creative WritingAutoethnographyCommunity ProjectsCreative Research MethodsWriting and Social JusticeWriting and Wellbeing
Russell Heywood - The Doom of Clowns: An autoethnosatire - completed 2018
Ali Williams - The passive heroine in Mills and Boon: a feminist response
Helen Dixon - Pearlfield, a poetic fictional archive (decolonial feminism in Nicaragua)
Elizabeth Bennett - Walking the South Downs Way - 2018
Finlay McInlay - How is the patient performing? - 2018
How I like to Teach - films by students
Publications and awards
Conference organizer and Journal Editor. Creative futures: Every day and extraordinary utopias, 11th July 2019, University of Brighton
Bid to Leverhulme. Telling Stories with Pride: devising a literary archive of the HIV and AIDS epidemic in Brighton in the 1980s.
Adamson, R. and Moriarty, J. (Ed.) (2019) Storying the Self, Journal of Writing in Creative Practice Volume 8 Number 1, Intellect Ltd Introduction. English language
Awarded £3,600 by Ignite for a project entitled: The clothes on our backs:
A community-university partnership to encourage diversity and inclusion within the curriculum (with Diversity Lewes and Brighton Museum)
Moriarty, J. (20xx) Writing to resist, writing to know: Autoethnographies from Higher Education, Routledge: London
Panelist at Autoethnos: stories from the self, 13 April – 2 July 2018 C&C Gallery
Judge for the Martlet’s Hospice poetry/anthology competition, People usually are the happiest at home, May 2018
Moriarty, J. (2018) Empowering students as researchers: Teaching and learning autoethnography and the value of self-narratives in Jacobs, R. (Ed.) Teaching Narrative in the series Teaching The New English Series Editor B. Knights. London. Palgrave.
Awarded £2000 by the Information Knowledge Exchange, Rise up: Creative workshops with survivors of Domestic Abuse
Conference Organizer and Journal Editor, Storying the Self (JWCP), 29th March and 14th June, University of Brighton.
Hayler, M. & Moriarty, J. (2017) Self-narrative and pedagogy: Stories of experience within teaching and learning, Voicing Experience: The 4th British Conference of Autoethnography, 15-16 June, 2017, University of Sussex, Brighton
Moriarty, J. (2017) "Writing to Resist: Storying the Self and Audit Culture in Higher Education" in Cole, K. & Hassel, H. (Ed.) Surviving Sexism in Academia: Strategies for Feminist Leadership. Oxford, Routledge
Judge for the Brighton and Hove Arts Council poetry competition and festival, http://www.bhacpoetryfestival.org.uk/ November 2018
Hayler, M. & Moriarty, J. (Eds) (2017) Self-narrative and pedagogy: Stories of experience within teaching and learning. Rotterdam, Boston, Taipei: Sense.
Moriarty, J. (2017) An autoethnography from higher education: Soaring and tumbling in (Ed) Hayler, M. & Moriarty, J. Self-narrative and pedagogy: Stories of experience within teaching and learning. Rotterdam, Boston, Taipei: Sense.Part of a Heritage Fund Lottery funded project (£10,000) with Diversity Lewes, promoting Sussex BME role models via an exhibition and pamphlet.
Ashmore, N. and Moriarty, J. (2015), ‘From student to artist: Supporting students’ creative development through place-based work’, Journal of Writing in Creative Practice, 8: 1, pp. 37–54, doi: 10.1386/jwcp.8.1.37_1
Aughterson, K. and Moriarty, J. (Ed.) (2016) Place-Based Arts, Journal of Writing in Creative Practice Volume 8 Number 1, Intellect Ltd Introduction. English language. doi: 10.1386/jwcp.8.1.3_7
Aughterson, K. and Moriarty, J. (Ed.) (2016) Place-Based Arts: Industrial Landscapes, Journal of Writing in Creative Practice Volume 8 Number 2, Intellect Ltd Introduction. English language. doi: 10.1386/jwcp.8.1.3_7
Ashmore, N and Moriarty, J 2016 Living Archives – Supporting
Creative Practice Students Learning Leaps in Interdisciplinary Workshops. C21 Literature: Journal of 21st-century Writings, X(X), pp. 1–18, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.16995/c21.8
Conference Organizer and Journal Editor, Place Based Arts (JWCP), 29th May, University of Brighton.
Conference Organizer, From Page to Stage: Scriptwriting, 15th-16th May, University of Brighton
Conference Organizer, Autoethnography, 13th May, University of Brighton
Moriarty, J. (2015). Analytical Autoethnodrama, Rotterdam, Boston, Taipei: Sense.
Reading, C. and Moriarty, J. Action and reflection: Supporting creativity in learners via interviews and inter-disciplinary workshops. The University of Birbeck, 17th April, Conference title: Inner resources: the roles of reflexivity, self-awareness and emotional responses in the work of the academic researcher.
Moriarty, J. (2015). Leaving the blood in: Experiences with an autoethnographic doctoral thesis. In N. Short, Zeeman, L., & Grant, A. (Ed.), British Contemporary Autoethnography. Rotterdam, Boston, Taipei: Sense.
Moriarty, J. How can we leave the blood in?: Autoethnodrama as a methodology that captures lived and imaginary experiences in higher education The Inaugural Conference of British Autoethnography, 22nd February 2104, University of Brighton: Grand Parade
Moriarty, J. & Ashmore, N. Resisting the Gove-effect: Stories from cross-disciplinary workshops Towards a Progressive Arts Education: Inclusion, Change, and Intervention, British Library/UAL, 6-8 November 2013
Awarded 20,000 Euros for a Leonardo project entitled Vocational Training for Writers which brings together European partners to discuss ideas on playwriting and professional practice.
Moriarty, J. Work Write Live – Connecting creative writing with the world beyond the lecture hall Great Writing 2013 29-30th June, the 16th anniversary international creative writing conference.
Awarded £7,500 for Widening Participation project with local schools.
Adamson, R., Moriarty, J. & Rajapillai, V., ‘But is it academic enough?’: The second post,E-reading between the lines: 21st century literature, digital platforms and literacies, The Higher Education Academy Discipline Workshop and Seminar Series, 2012-13, 5th July
Moriarty, J. (2013). Autobiographical and Researched Experiences with Academic Writing: An Analytical Autoethnodrama. Thesis. University of Brighton.
Moriarty, J. & Ashmore, N. Living Archive – Stories from creative cross-disciplinary workshops, Storyville: Exploring narratives of learning and teaching, the 2nd annual HEA Arts and Humanities conference, 29-30th May 2013, Brighton Thistle Hotel, Brighton
Moriarty, J. Leaving the blood in: Autoethnodrama as a methodology in academic research (a theoretical paper) Qualitative and Ethnographic Research: Sharing and shaping pedagogies – learning through doing. University of Exeter May 10th 2013
Moriarty, J. Leaving the blood in: Autoethnodrama as a methodology in academic research (a theoretical paper) Great Writing 2012 (16-17 June 2012), the 15th anniversary international creative writing conference.
Moriarty, J. Leaving the blood in: Autoethnodrama as a methodology in academic research (a theoretical paper)
Great Writing 2012 (16-17 June 2012), the 15th anniversary international creative writing conference.
Awarded £5,000 for a Widening Participation project entitled Writing the Blood.
Co-organised the Stories for Screen event in November 2011 where writers, academics and students took part in a series of workshops and presentations culminating in a Dragon’s Den style panel http://arts.brighton.ac.uk/study/media-studies/news/stories-for-screen
Shaw, Katy and Moriarty, J (December 2012) Creating the sustainable: How can a creative writing module promote the sustainability agenda with the purpose of furnishing undergraduates with personal, academic and vocational skills for post-degree life?" London International Conference in Education November 2011 – Paper accepted for presentation and journal publication Literacy Information and Computer Education Journal (LICEJ), Volume 3 Issue 4, http://www.infonomics-society.org/LICEJ/Contents%20Page%20Volume%203%20Issue%204.pdf
Moriarty, J and Reading, C (2012) Linking creative processes with personal, vocational and academic development in cross-disciplinary workshops. International Journal for Cross-Displinary Subjects in Education (IJCDSE), Special Issue, Vol 1 Issue 2 ISSN: 2042 6364 (Online), http://www.infonomics-society.org/LICEJ/Published%20papers.htm
Shaw, Katy and Moriarty, J (2011) Writing for Social Purpose – Ideas for Sustainable Teaching and Learning The Higher Education Academy: English Subject Centre . http://www.english.heacademy.ac.uk/explore/publications/casestudies/ibl/socialpurp.php
Moriarty, J and Moriarty, P (2010) Using writing to motivate change: The social responsibility of the writer, the student and the educator. Writing in Education, 51 . ISSN 1361-8539
Moriarty, J and Reading, C (2010) Helping creative writing and visual practice students to make links between their creative processes and their personal, vocational and academic development Journal of Writing in Creative Practice Volume 3 Number 3 Intellect Ltd Article. English language. doi: 10.1386/jwcp.3.3.285_1
Moriarty, J and Reading, C (2010) Helping creative writing and visual practice students to make links between their creative processes and their personal, vocational and academic development, CLTAD International Conference,12–13 April 2010, Berlin
Awarded £5000 by the Creative Campus Initiative to act as Project
Manager and Editor for a collaborative anthology with the universities of
Sussex and Brighton The Creative Writing Olympics Anthology (2010)
The University of Brighton: ISBN:978-1-905593-13-2
Reading, C & Moriarty, J, 'Telling their stories: Students’ experiences with creativity', (2009) GLAD09 Conference, York St John University, (Conference and post-Conference publication),
Teaching and Learning Conference, University of Brighton (Conference and post-Conference publication)
Rajapillai, V and Moriarty, J, 'Using virtual and real spaces to enhance student learning experiences',(2009) Teaching and Learning Conference University of Brighton (Conference)
Funded by the Centre for Inquiry-based Learning in the Arts and Social Sciences £4150 – Writing for Social Purpose
Funded by Creative Campus Initiative £5000 to produce and edit a collaborative creative writing anthology with Sussex and Brighton University.
Timotijevic, J & Moriarty, J, (2008) Helping students link their academic study with reflective self-awareness through engagement with Personal Development Portfolios, Institutional Research Conference, University of Southampton (Conference and post-Conference publication)
Timotijevic, J & Moriarty, J, 'Helping students link their academic study with reflective self-awareness through engagement with Personal Development Portfolios,' (2008) Teaching and Learning Conference, University of Brighton (Conference and post-Conference publication)
Antoniou, M & Moriarty, J, 'What can academic writers learn from creative writers? Developing guidance and support for lecturers in higher education', (2008) Teaching in Higher Education
Funded £2000 by the Creativity Fellowship for Creative Inspiration Project
Moriarty, J, 'The effect of writing retreats on academic staff development,' (2007) Society for Research in Higher Education (Conference)
Antoniou, M & Moriarty, J, 'Creative Space: Writing retreats for HE lecturers', (2007) National Association of Writers in Education (NAWE) (Post- conference publication)
Moriarty, J, 'The Social Responsibility of the Writer,' (2007) Lapidus Conference – Writing in Health (Conference)
Antoniou, M & Moriarty, J, Case study: Writing retreat for academics, (2007) The Story of Research, University of Sussex (Conference)
Funded £35000 to run creative writing retreats with academics CETL in Creativity
Funded £20,000 by the commercial fellows to turn retreats into the business model www.workwritelive.com
Awarded an Innovation Award for workwritelive.com
2006-2012 University of Brighton Professional Doctorate in
2004-2005 University of Brighton Postgraduate Certificate in
2001-2002 University of Sussex MA in Creative Writing