Associate teaching staff
Sara writes and edits fiction for children and teens. Her new series Chasing Danger is an action-adventure series for tweens. Dark Parties, her first young adult novel, won the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Crystal Kite Award for Europe. Her next teen novel – Half Lives – is a story told in two voices from a pre- and post-apocalyptic time. She also writes a funny magical series for young readers, titled Magic Trix.
As a freelance editor of series fiction, she has worked on twelve different series and edited nearly 100 books. She has given writing workshops in the US, UK and Europe. She co-founded Undiscovered Voices – which has launched the writing careers of thirty-two authors, who now have written more than 120 children’s books. Sara was born and raised in Washington, Indiana. She graduated from Indiana University with degrees in journalism and psychology, and later she earned a master’s degree in creative and life writing at Goldsmiths College, University of London. She lives in London.
- Indiana University College of Arts and Sciences, Bloomington, IN
- A. in Journalism and Psychology, May 1990, Grade Point Average 3.48 (on 4.0 scale)
- New School University, New York, NY
- Progress toward master’s degree in Media Studies (12 credit hours), August 2002 to August 2003, Grade Point Average 3.9 (on 4.0 scale)
- Goldsmiths College, University of London, Creative and Life Writing MA program, London
- September 2004 to September 2006, Assessment Mark 71 (distinction).
Sara served as the tutor for the University of Winchester’s master’s in writing for children. She taught the ‘Writing for the Early Years’ course in 2014 and 2015. She has given creative writing workshos in the US, UK and Europe. She visits nearly fifty primary and secondary schools a year, giving assemblies and workshops on writing.
Short Course Tutor
Giovanna Iozzi is working towards a PhD in Creative Writing at Goldsmiths. Her finished creative project Black Figs, (supervisor: Stephen Knight) is a novel tracking a woman's unsettling mental disintegration during a summer holiday in Italy. She is a recipient of Goldsmiths' Pat Kavanagh Prize and has published short stories in various places including Ambit, Rattle Tales, The Gold Room & Exeter Writers. She previously worked as a tabloid journalist writing TV features.
- BA Hons, Drama & English at Bristol University
- MA Creative & Life Writing, Goldsmiths
- PG Certificate in the Managment of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, Goldsmiths (Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy)
Giovanna teaches the Goldsmiths short course: How to Write Short Stories that Resonate
She has also taught on the Critical Contexts seminar for Creative Writing MA students.
She teaches a range of courses for adults in north London for Haringey Literature Live including short fiction, memoir and feature writing.
Giovanna's PhD critical focus (supervisor: Dr Carole Sweeney) is on disgust, masochism and confinement in the early novels of Elena Ferrante: Troubled Love, The Days of Abandonment and The Lost Daughter.
Dr Jocelyn Page
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Jocelyn Page has worked in the field of education management and teaching since 1989. She has taught English, Poetry, Creative Writing and English as a Second Language in the UK, United States, Japan and Italy. Students at Goldsmiths have cited Jocelyn’s ability to encourage discussion, elicit participation and increase levels of knowledge and confidence.
Her debut pamphlet, smithereens, was published in 2010 by tall lighthouse press and her 2016 You’ve Got to Wait Till the Man You Trust Says Go was the winner of the Goldsmiths’ Writer Centre’s inaugural Poetry Pamphlet award. She has held residencies at The Reach Climbing Centre in Woolwich and the 999 Club homeless centre.
- Nov 2015 - Awarded PhD in Creative Writing, Department of English and Comparative Literature, Goldsmiths, University of London. Title: On My Mind: The Shared Vision of Collaboration ‘In Absentia’
- Sept 2009 - MA with Distinction in Creative and Life Writing at Goldsmiths, University of London.
- 1989 - BA (Phi Beta Kappa) in Japanese and Linguistics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.
Jocelyn Page was awarded the PGCE in Management and Teaching in Higher Education from Goldsmiths College in 2014. She has taught undergraduate courses, including Engaging Poetry and Introduction to Poetry, at Goldsmiths since September 2011. Jocelyn has also worked at University of London’s International Programmes on the Virtual Learning Environment.
In addition, in 2016, Jocelyn began working in the community as a facilitator at the 999 Club homeless shelter and as the Writer in Residence at The Reach Climbing Centre in Woolwich.
Between November 2009 and September 2012, Jocelyn Page worked as a Creative Writing tutor at Spread the Word, London, where she facilitated poetry workshops for adult and youth participants at libraries, primary and secondary schools in Greenwich, Lewisham, Tower Hamlets and Lewes. She also led teacher-training projects and produced anthologies and performances for students.
Between 1994 and 2001, Jocelyn managed international English language institutes in Washington, DC and London, In these roles, she directed all operations, including hiring and training of teaching staff, curriculum and educational development. She organised daily educational activities, managed administrative and teaching personnel and supervised marketing and budgeting of large English Language schools.
Jocelyn Page has acted as the Associate Teaching Staff representative for the English and Comparative Literature Department and the Post Graduate Student representative on both the Research Committee for ECL.
- You’ve Got To Wait Till the Man You Trust Says Go (2015)
- Translation as Collaboration, Poetry and Collaboration in the Age of Modernism, Trinity College Dublin (2015)
- Mapping Chaos, University of Plymouth (2012)
- Smithereens (2010)
- Additional poetry published: Ambit, Magma, The Moth, Orbis, Poetry Ireland Review, Poetry Parnassus, Poetry Review, Poetry Salzburg, Rialto, The South Carolina Review, The Spectator.
Grants and awards
- Goldsmiths’ Writers’ Centre Poetry Pamphlet Competition winner (May 2015)
- Pighog Press/Poetry School Pamphlet competition shortlist (March 2013)
- Goldsmiths Learning Enhancement Unit Fellowship in Teaching (January 2013)
- Poetry Trust Advanced Seminar selected participant (March 2011)
- The New Writer Magazine, Highly commended, Poetry collection category (2008)
See Jocelyn's research outputs on Goldsmiths Research Online.
Graduate trainee tutor
Florence is a PhD student in the English and Comparative Literature department at Goldsmiths.
Her current research takes as its starting point the comparison that Walter Benjamin makes between Surrealism and a secret society and its bearing on his notion of "profane illumination". Other interests include the Intellectual History of the Enlightenment, Kant's theory of aesthetics and the notion of 'objectless' horror in art and literature.
Associate Lecturer and Affiliate Faculty at Emerson College (USA).
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- MFA (Columbia University – NYC, USA)
- BA (Bennington College, Vermont, USA)
- MA Poetry Specialist Workshop – Leader
- BA Poetry Module (Level 2) - Leader
- BA – tutorials/consultations, mid-term grading, reports, portfolio supervision
- Development & research new writing component of BA English degree course (craft, resources, references, poems, critical texts)
- Occasional: convening; grading BA portfolios
Comparative UK/USA/Ireland poetry, fiction & non-fiction; contemporary and women’s poetry; cultural journalism - essays, reportage, travel, memoir, belles lettres, etc.; form & craft; 19th century British & American novel and short story (and 18th century and contemporary); libretti & lyrics
See eva's research outputs on Goldsmiths Research Online.
Dr Guy Stevenson
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Guy is a lecturer and critic in English and American literature, and he currently teaches modules at Goldsmiths and Queen Mary. He recently completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Edinburgh University’s Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, where he was researching a book about the politics of the 1950s and 60s literary school, the Beat Generation. Guy has published essays in The European Journal of English Studies along with chapters in anthologies about his two main PhD subjects, Henry Miller and Ezra Pound, and is currently editing a special issue of the journal Textual Practice – on the subject of ‘Anti-Humanist Modernisms’. He also writes reviews and essays for The TLS, LARB, Literary Review and others.
- BA English Literature (University of Bristol, 2006)
- MA Issues in Modern Culture (University College London, 2008)
- PhD 'Blast and Bless – The Radical Aesthetics of Henry Miller and Ezra Pound' (Goldsmiths, University of London, 2015)
- Explorations in Literature
- Inventing the Nation
- The American South
- Modern American Fiction
- Postmodern Fiction
His research focuses on the literary modernism of the early twentieth century and the 1960s counterculture, with an emphasis on the politics of both periods and unexpected connections between them.
See Guy's research outputs on Goldsmiths Research Online.
Dr Gustavo Góngora-Goloubintseff
Dr Gustavo Góngora-Goloubintseff teaches translation theory and is Acting Coordinator of the MA in Translation at Goldsmiths.
Gustavo's research interests lie in Wikipedia, crowdsourcing, the study of translation as practice, and the materials that enable and (re)configure the practices of translators. He is currently working on the Oslo Medical Corpus (Universtitetet i Oslo) and was previously involved in the AHRC-funded Genealogies of Knowledge project. Góngora-Goloubintseff is also a Fellow of Advance HE (FHEA).
- PhD Translation and Intercultural Studies (University of Manchester, 2018 - 2021)
- MPhil English Linguistics and Language Acquisition (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, 2017)
- MA Literary and Theatre Training and Research in the European Context (UNED, Madrid, 2015)
- BA English Philology (UNED, Madrid, 2011)
- Thinking Translation
- MA Dissertation
- Becoming a Translator
- Occasional: supervision of students' MA dissertations