We encourage our staff and students to be enterprising in all they do and we maintain close ties with regional employers

View content


Glenn Fosbraey is Associate Dean in the Faculty of of Humanities and Social Sciences. He has published a number of books, journal articles and chapters on the subjects of song lyrics, drama and pedagogical processes in HE.

Glenn has been a member of the Creative Writing team since January 2009, during which time he has received a number of Learning and Teaching Awards and a National Green Gown Award for student engagement. He became a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in 2016.

As well as his academic work, Glenn has published a number of poems and short stories. Before coming to The University of Winchester, Glenn worked as a copywriter, PR Officer, and proofreader.

Areas of expertise

  • Song Lyrics (critical and creative approaches)
  • Site-specific theatre
  • Horror Fiction



Books of Blood: Horror Writing and Why We Love to Be Afraid. Reaktion Books. (Due 2025)

Exploring the impact of performance on the music and lyrics of The Beatles: The Beatles Live! With Daniel Ash. Cambridge Scholars Press. (Due 2024)

Breaking Barriers: 100 personal accounts of mental ill health, recovery, and connection. Co-edited with Katie Pether. Valley Press. (2024)

Creative Approaches to Higher Education Pedagogy in the Arts and Humanities (editor). Bloomsbury (2024)

Reading Eminem: A critical, lyrical analysis. Palgrave Macmillan (2022)

Viva Hate: An exploration of hatred in pop music. Cambridge Scholars Press (2022)

Lost Horizons: Song Lyrics and the Coast (editor). Routledge (2022)

Misogyny, toxic masculinity, and heteronormativity in post-2000 popular music. Co-edited with Nicola Puckey. Palgrave Macmillan (2021)

Writing Song Lyrics: A Creative and Critical Approach. Palgrave Macmillan. With Professor Andrew Melrose (2019)


‘Enhancing the Post-Uni experience via graduate ‘writing weekends’. In  Creative Approaches to Higher Education Pedagogy in the Arts and Humanities (2024)

'From Endless Summer to Endless Bummer: The Californian ‘beach song’ from 1962–2020’. In Lost Horizons: Song lyrics and the coast (2022)

'Manipulation and truth in The Final Cut.' In Pink Floyd. A Multi-disciplinary Understanding of a Global Music Brand. Routledge (2022)

'Featuring... Nicki Minaj'. In Fosbraey and Puckey (eds) Misogyny, toxic masculinity, and heteronormativity in post-2000 popular music (2021)

'I’m (not) your man’ 'Songs of Leonard Cohen'. In: Billingham, P. ed. Spirituality and Desire in Leonard Cohen’s Song and Poems. Cambridge Scholars Press 2017

The Conversation articles

Explore all Glenn's articles in The Conversation

Other articles and media

‘Five ways to beat the procrastination monster’. Times Higher Education. December 2023

‘If I redesigned UK higher education, I would…’. Times Higher Education. January 2023

‘Full circle: using the cycle of teaching, module design and research’. Times Higher Education. January 2023

‘Two of us: Co-teaching in the HE classroom’ (with Daniel Ash). Juice Journal. 2022

 ‘Same old thing: The Streets and the importance of the everyday’. What, like it’s hard? Podcast. 2021

‘Exploring Song Lyrics’. The English Review magazine. 31.2. 2020

‘Morrissey and The Carnivalesque’. AXON. 2019

‘Why Study Creative Writing in HE?’ The English Review magazine. 2019

'Living Inside and Outside songs.' AXON. 2018

‘Engagement, partnership, and collaboration in Higher Education.’ Education Developments. 19.4. 2018

'Disrupting Status Quo: Pedagogical Approaches to Song Lyrics.' Creative Academic, 2. 2015

'Approaches to low budget theatre making.' National Drama Journal. 2014


This Changes Everything: 11 songs about Climate Change [online]. [CD]. iTunes; Google Play; Spotify: Splendid Fred Records. 2016

Performances, Exhibitions and Installations

  1. ‘Climate 4 Change 2020’ (Producer/ Director). Winchester Theatre Royal
  2. ‘Winched from the Crypt’ (Producer/ Director). Winchester Theatre Royal
  3. ‘Climate 4 Change’ (Producer/ Director). Winchester Theatre Royal
  4. ‘Out of the Vortex (Producer/ Director). Winchester Theatre Royal
  5. Brenton, Howard. Bloody Poetry(Producer). University of Winchester
  6. Pinter, Harold. The Lover(Director). Winchester Theatre Royal 
  7. Tony Marchant. Raspberry(Director). Winchester Theatre Royal
  8. ‘God Helmet’ (Producer/ Director). Brighton Fringe Festival
  9. ‘Leather Handshake’ (Producer/ Director). Tudor House, Southampton
  10. Bond, Edward. The Children (Producer). Winchester Theatre Royal

Curated exhibitions

'This Changes Everything' - Multi-Media Art Exhibition about Climate Change. UoW Stripe Studios/Univ. of Southampton Hansard Gallery. 2018


Return to the Staff Directory