Mr Russell Dent
|Post:||Associate Tutor (American Studies)|
|Other posts:||Research Student (American Studies)|
|Location:||Arts A 106|
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R J Dent is a poet, novelist, translator, essayist, blogger, short story writer, creative writing tutor and researcher.
His most recent book is an English translation of The Songs of Maldoror by Le Comte de Lautréamont, which includes twenty illustrations by Salvador Dali.
He has also translated major works by Louis Aragon, Antonin Artaud, Guillaume Apollinaire, Cyprien Berard, André Breton, Paul Eluard, Paul Feval, Maurice Heine, J.K. Huysmans, André Masson, Maurice Rollinat, and Tarjei Vesaas.
R J Dent has also published poems, short stories, novellas and essays in numerous magazines, periodicals and journals, including Writer's Muse, Orbis, Roundyhouse, Chanticleer, and Philosophy Now, to name but a few. His translations of the poems of Alcaeus and Baudelaire have appeared in Acumen and Inclement.
His poetry collection Moonstone Silhouettes was published by Inclement Publishing in 2009.
His debut novel Myth was published in 2006.
His literary influences are William S. Burroughs, Angela Carter, J G Ballard, Ayn Rand, Anna Kavan and Ray Bradbury, amongst others.
Contemporary authors he admires include Pascale Petit, Jeremy Reed, Stephen Barber, Rupert Thomson, and Philippe Djian.
R J Dent is currently at work on his next book, a study of Emily Dickinson.
Associate Tutor (University of Sussex) Subject interests: Emily Dickinson, American poetry, Victorian America, Transcendentalism, Nineteenth Century literature
Creative Writing Tutor (Varndean College - Adult Ed)
BA; MA; Cert. Ed; Cert. SpLD; QTLS
poetry readings, live music, theatre, cinema
Emily Dickinson, American poetry, American fiction, Modernist poetry, European poetry, French literature, French poetry, Decadent literature, creative writing, translation studies, gender studies