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Glenn Fosbraey is Programme Leader and Senior Lecturer in BA Creative Writing at the University of Winchester. He has published various books, journal articles and chapters on the subjects of drama, song lyrics, and pedagogical processes in HE, and runs the University's record label 'Splendid Fred Records', which has won a national Green Gown Award and reached the finals of the International Green Gown Awards. 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, become a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, set up the theatre companies Depthcharge and Splendid Fred Theatre, for which he directed/ produced a number of original plays across Hampshire, and created the online music magazine Splendid Fred Magazine.

As well as his academic work, Glenn has published poetry and short stories as well as non-fiction about amateur theatre production. 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
  • Podcasting/ Radio


Composing Song Lyrics: Creative and Critical Approaches. Palgrave Macmillan. With Professor Andrew Melrose 2018.

'Misogyny, toxic masculinity, and heteronormativity in post-2000 popular music'. (Forthcoming)


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

Manipulation and truth in The Final Cut. Pink Floyd. A Multi-disciplinary Understanding of a Global Music Brand. Palgrave MacMillan. (Due 2019)

Refereed articles

Living Inside and Outside songs. AXON. 2018

'Passion and Knowledge: Reflections on teaching in Higher Education'. Writing in Education Journal, 74. 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

Curated exhibitions

'This Changes Eveything' - Multi-Media Art Exhibition about Climate Change. Stripe Studios/ Hansard Gallery. 2018

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