Dr Tim Jarvis

Lecturer in Creative Writing

Tim Jarvis

I have been teaching Creative Writing at the University of Bedfordshire since 2014, and before that taught Creative Writing and English Literature in a number of different Higher Education settings.

I have research interests, as a fiction writer and critic, in the fields of the Gothic, experimental and innovative fiction, interactive fiction and transmedia storytelling, contemporary fiction, and Creative Writing pedagogy.

My first novel, The Wanderer, was published by Perfect Edge Books in the summer of 2014. Short fiction is forthcoming in Uncertainties and Booklore, and has appeared in Caledonia Dreamin’: Strange Fiction of Scottish Descent and Leviathan 4: Cities, among other places. In 2012, I was shortlisted for the Lightship International Short Fiction Prize.

In 2013, I co-organized an international conference, The Weird: Fugitive Fictions/Hybrid Genres, which was held at Senate House, University of London, and was one of the first international conferences to explore the rich tradition of weird fiction.

Other References


  • PhD Creative Writing - University of Glasgow
  • MA Creative Writing (Distinction) - University of East Anglia
  • BA (Hons) Film and Literature (First Class) - University of Warwick

Teaching Expertise

  • Creative Writing
  • English Literature
  • Poetics
  • The Short Story
  • Genre Fiction

Research Interests

  • The Gothic
  • Experimental and Innovative Fiction
  • Interactive Fiction and Transmedia Storytelling
  • Contemporary Fiction
  • Creative Writing Pedagogy



  • Jarvis, T. (Forthcoming 2016). ‘Flyblown’, in B. Showers (ed.), Uncertainties: Twenty-Two Strange Tales. Dublin: Liberties Press.
  • Jarvis, T. (Forthcoming 2016). ‘The Terrible Foolish Wisdom of the Puppet: A Preface’, in D. Watt, Almost Insentient, Almost Divine. Undertow Publications.
  • Jarvis, T. (Forthcoming 2016). ‘As a Stranger Give It Welcome’, in J. Ploeger and A. Miguel (eds), Booklore. Zagava Press.
  • Jarvis, T. (2014). The Wanderer. New Alresford: Perfect Edge Books.
  • Jarvis, T. (2013). ‘Nae Greeance o’ Bane’, in H. Duncan and C. Kelso (eds), Caledonia Dreamin’: Strange Fiction of Scottish Descent. Eibonvale Press.
  • Jarvis, T. (2013). ‘Under the Sign of the Cockatrice’, in J. Shurin (ed.), Pandemonium: Ash. London: Jurassic London.
  • Jarvis, T. (2012). ‘A Skulk’, in Lightship Anthology. Richmond: Alma Books Ltd.
  • Jarvis, T. (2012). ‘Under the Sign of the Black Raven’, on 3:AM Magazine.
  • Jarvis, T. (2005). ‘Beyond the Pale’, in T. Litt and A. Smith (eds), New Writing 13. London: Picador, in association with the British Council.
  • Jarvis, T. (2004). ‘The Imaginary Anatomy of a Horse’, in F. Aguirre (ed.), Leviathan 4: Cities. Portland, Oregon: Night Shade Books.


  • Jarvis, T. (2014). ‘The Metaphysical Prisons of Stephen Graham Jones’s “Little Lambs”’,  on WeirdFictionReview.com.
  • Jarvis, T. (2013). ‘Stages of Horrific Vision in Laird Barron’s “The Forest”’, on WeirdFictionReview.com.
  • Pelletier, C. & T. Jarvis (2013). ‘The Paradoxical Pedagogy of Creative Writing’, in O. Davis (ed.), Rancière Now. London: Polity Press. Theory Now.
  • Jarvis, T. (2011). ‘“Pleasure balks, bliss appears” or “The apparatus shines like a blade”: Towards a theory of a progressive reading praxis in Creative Writing pedagogy’, in N. Krauth and K. Brophy (eds), TEXT: The Journal of Writing and Writing Courses. Australasian Association of Writing Programs.
  • Jarvis, T. (2011). ‘Into Ever Stranger Territories: The Unconsoled as Becoming-Minor Literature’, in S. Groes and B. Lewis (eds), Kazuo Ishiguro: New Critical Visions of the Novels. London: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Jarvis, T. (2007). ‘An Analysis of Heterotopic Figures in Borges’s ‘Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius’’, in R. Moffat and E. de Klerk (eds), Material Worlds – Proceedings of the Conference held at Glasgow University, 2005. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Press.

Contact Details

T: +44 (0)1582 483984
E: timothy.jarvis@beds.ac.uk

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