William Badger

Lecturer in Creative Writing, UCA Farnham

Academic, School of Film Media and Performing Arts

Will Badger lectures in Creative Writing. Before coming to UCA he held a lectureship in Shakespeare and early modern literature at Hertford College, Oxford.

Will Badger holds an MFA in Creative Writing from NC State University and an MSt in English Literature from Pembroke College, Oxford. He is currently pursuing a DPhil at Pembroke as Browning Senior Scholar in English, exploring representations of witchcraft in the plays of Shakespeare and other early modern dramatists.

He co-founded (with Gabriel Schenk) the annual JRR Tolkien Lecture on Fantasy Literature at the University of Oxford and worked with the Tolkien Estate to establish a permanent memorial to Tolkien at Pembroke College, Oxford, where JRRT wrote The Hobbit and much of The Lord of the Rings. 

Will has taught creative writing at Akademeia Tutorial College, NC State University, and Oxford University. His own work has appeared or is forthcoming in War, Literature & the Arts; Raleigh Review; Amaryllis; and elsewhere. He was named Artist-in-Residence at the University of Utah’s Rio Mesa Center in support of his novel-in-progress, and his short story ‘Simulacra’ was a main selection of the 2016 Somerville Arts Festival.

Professional Membership, Affiliation and Consultancy

Professional Membership, Affiliation and Consultancy:

  • Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Practitioner of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (PCIfA)
  • Associate Member of the National Association of Writers in Education
  • Member of the British Fantasy Society

Awards, Grants and Commisions:

  • Browning Senior Scholar in English, University of Oxford
  • Clarendon Scholar, University of Oxford
  • Artist-in-Residence Rio Mesa Centre, University of Utah
  • Best of the Net Nominee 2011
  • Somerville Arts Festival Main Selection 2016

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