Research at Leeds Beckett
About Steve Nash
Steve is a Lecturer in literature, media, and cultural studies.
Steve's PhD research focused upon Victorian Literature, and, in particular, the work of the largely forgotten evangelical author of children's books Hesba Stretton. Despite achieving huge success in her own time, and co-founding what we now know as the NSPCC, Stretton's work has largely been critically dismissed, and Steve's research aims to address such dismissive responses by emphasising the radicalism inherent throughout Stretton's work.
Steve's critical interests have also led to publishing on more contemporary concerns, such as digital, and post-digital media narratives.
Creatively Steve's poetry has been published widely and internationally, and his first full collection - Taking the Long Way Home - was published by Stairwell Books in 2013.
- The Victorian Novel
- Postcolonial Writing
- Introduction to Media and Cultural Studies
- PR & the Media Environment
- Writing for Communication
In addition to the critical recovery of Victorian authors, most notably Hesba Stretton, and examining the impact and potential digital and post-digital narratives in a series of papers looking at 'Rhizomatic Narratology', Steve is currently engaged in a creative project with the Calderdale Library services to produce a new creative work exploring the mythology and landscape of the Calder Valley. The publication is expected to be released early next year.