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Dr Michael Malay

BA(Qld.), MA(Bristol), PhD(Bristol)

  • BS8 1TB


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Personal profile

Research interests


I work on poetry and environmental literature. I have published articles on John Keats, Elizabeth Bishop, and Raymond Williams, as well as creative non-fiction on eels, migration and climate change. My current project, 'Faceless Extinctions', explores the lives of ignored or uncared for species, and tries to think through the implications of what would be lost – both for the environment and for culture – if certain species were to disappear. If you would like to discuss your research plans, please feel free to write. I would be happy to supervise postgraduate work in a range of fields, from modern and contemporary poetry to animal studies and environmental theory.


I teach on the following courses:

Literature 1900-Present
Ideas and Society
American Nature Writing
Animal Planet
Literature and Environment: Diverse Perspectives

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Research Output

  • 6 Article (Academic Journal)
  • 2 Chapter in a book
  • 2 Other contribution
  • 1 Authored book

John Keats and the Sound of Autumn

Malay, M., 2020, Palgrave Handbook of Literary Animal Studies. Palgrave Macmillan

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

Shelter from the Storm: Remembering W. S. Merwin

Malay, M., 8 Apr 2019, The Clearing magazine

Research output: Other contribution

Bearing Witness to a Disappearing World: Poetry in a Time of Mass Extinction

Malay, M., 7 May 2018, In : Dark Mountain.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

Open Access