Bernadette McBride

Thesis title: 'On Climate and Changing’ – Emotion and Environment in Contemporary Short Climate Fiction


Twitter: @b_mmcbride

Supervisors: Prof Deryn Rees-Jones, Dr Sam Solnick

PhD Outline and Experience:

I am a writer, and my doctoral research is fully funded by the John Lennon Memorial Scholarship and focuses on a critical study of climate change in short fiction. The creative component of my PhD will be a cli-fi (climate fiction) short story collection. In both my creative and critical work, I am particularly interested in fiction that resists the dystopian and post-apocalyptic modes that have been dominant. I am also interested in our connection and disconnection with the natural environment – an area of my research which has crossed over into public engagement via my social enterprise Hedge Arts, backed by the University of Liverpool Green Guild.

I have worked with the University of Liverpool facilitating several creative writing workshops and courses through the Green Guild, student services, and the Literature and Science Hub with partners such as Tate Liverpool and Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in my role as a professional creative practitioner.

My book ROOTS: THE ECO-JOURNAL, was published by the Green Guild in December 2018.