Erica Fletcher

An Exploration of Performed Poetry, its Communities and use of Digital Media

Erica is a doctoral researcher at the Institute for Media and Creative Industries at Loughborough University London. She is interested in studying contemporary performed poetry communities and their use of digital media.

Prior to joining Loughborough University London, Erica completed her MA in Cities and Cultures at Queen Mary University of London and a BA in Human Geography and Royal Holloway University of London.

PhD research description

Erica's research explores contemporary performed poetry communities in London. Her research focuses on the formation and maintenance of these communities, the inclusivity of them and the role digital media plays. Using an ethnographic approach Erica seeks to understand how performed poetry communities are formed and maintained through offline events and social media platforms, and examines if these are inclusive spaces. This PhD is fully funded by Techne, an AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership.

PhD supervisors

Erica is supervised by Dr Amalia G Sabiescu, Dr Richard Bramwell and Professor Jo Tacchi.