Professor Maura Dooley

Staff details

Position Professor of Creative Writing
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Professor Maura Dooley

Academic qualifications

  • BA (York) PGCE (Bristol)

Areas of supervision

Maura Dooley has supervised, or currently supervises, creative writing theses in which the critical component investigates the following:

  • the short story
  • autobiography/memoir in Irish literature
  • adaptation as a tool in writing practice
  • the poetry of Michael Donaghy
  • 'play' in contemporary poetry
  • the poetry essay

Research Interests

Contemporary poetry and fiction (the short story)



Ghahreman, Azita; Dooley, Maura and Shakerifar, Elhum. 2018. Negative of a Group Photograph [Translation]. Hexham: Bloodaxe Books. ISBN 9781780374369

Dooley, Maura . 2016. The Silvering. Hexham: Bloodaxe Books. ISBN 9781780370941

Dooley, Maura . 2015. A Quire of Paper. Sheffield: Smith Doorstop Press. ISBN 9781910367414

Dooley, Maura . 2008. Life Under Water. Northumberland, UK: Bloodaxe Books. ISBN 9781852248178

Dooley, Maura . 2006. From Malachite and Verdigris. Granta. ISBN 1862078505

Dooley, Maura . 2002. Sound Barrier. Bloodaxe. ISBN 1852245786

Dooley, Maura . 1996. Kissing a Bone. Bloodaxe. ISBN 978-1852243739

Dooley, Maura . 1991. Explaining Magnetism. Bloodaxe Books Ltd. ISBN 978-1852241377

Dooley, Maura . 1988. Turbulence. Giant Steps. ISBN 978-0948727054

Dooley, Maura . 1986. Ivy Leaves and Arrows. Bloodaxe Books Ltd. ISBN 978-1852240028

Edited Book

Dooley, Maura , ed. 2003. The Honey Gatherers: an anthology of love poems. Bloodaxe Books Ltd. ISBN 978-1852243593

Dooley, Maura , ed. 2000. How Novelists Work. Seren. ISBN 978-1854111920

Dooley, Maura , ed. 1997. Making for Planet Alice: New Women Poets. Bloodaxe Press. ISBN 978-1852243982

Book Section

Dooley, Maura . 2006. From Malachite and Verdigris. In: L. Greenlaw and H. Habila, eds. NW14: The Anthology of New Writing: v. 14. Granta, pp. 231-235. ISBN 1862078505


Dooley, Maura . 2004. Transit. Poetry, 184, p. 190. ISSN 00322032


Dooley, Maura . 2003. The Source.

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