Areas of Expertise: Creative writing
Colette Paul is Course Leader and Senior Lecturer for ARU's BA (Hons) Creative Writing, BA (Hons) Writing and English Literature, and BA (Hons) Writing and Film.
Colette is particularly interested in short fiction, both theory and practice, and has published a book of short stories, Whoever You Choose to Love; these were serialised on Radio 4. Although her publications are in short fiction, she is interested in all types of prose fiction and has supervised many novel projects.
After studying English and Politics, Colette completed a MLitt in Creative Writing, and then a PhD, funded by a Carnegie Scholarship. During this time, she worked as a postgraduate tutor in English Literature for the University of Glasgow, teaching a survey course from Milton to Angela Carter.
After she finished her PhD, she taught Creative Writing at Glasgow University (MA level) and at Strathclyde University (BA level) and also for Visibility Scotland. She has worked at ARU since 2008 where she teaches mainly on the short story, and supervises students at all levels.
Colette has published in many literary magazines and journals, and two of her stories were recently included in Victoria Hislop’s anthology, The Story: 100 Great Stories of Love & Loss.
First supervisor for PhD students including:
Colette is also second supervisor on a number of PhD projects including:
Colette teaches writing at BA, MA and PhD level
'Mine' in For Books Sake: For Women Who Write, (website), Friday 22 March, 2019, in the 'Weekend Read' slot
'Ancient History' in Litro, 10 June, 2018
'Condition' in Manchester Review, Issue 17, February 2017
'Renaissance' and 'Kenny' in The Story: Love, Loss & the Lives of Women: 100 Great Short Stories, (ed) Victoria Hislop, (Head of Zeus, Aug 2013) (ISBN: 9781781853603). Published in hardback, paperback, Ebook & Kindle. 'Renaissance' also published separately in The Story: Loss: Great Short Stories for Women by Women (Head of Zeus, Sept 2013) (ISBN: 9781781857304). 'Kenny' also published separately in The Story: Love: Great Short Stories for Women by Women (Head of Zeus, Sept 2013) (ISBN: 9781781857298)
'Long Night of the Soul' in New Writing Scotland 31, August 2013 (ISBN 978-1-906841-14-0)
'Where in the World' in Stand, Vol 11 (3) 199: 68-74. (University of Leeds, July 2013) (ISSN: 0038-9366)
'Real Life' in Short Fiction in Theory & Practice Vol 1, Issue 2: 217-226 (April, 2012) (doi: 10. 1386)
'Privacy' in Edinburgh Review, Vol 123, 'The Real World: 94-101 (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2011) (ISSN: 0267-6672)
'Carrying On', in New Writing: The International Journal for the Theory and Practice of Creative Writing, Vol. 7, Issue 1: 76-85 (London: Routledge, 2010) (ISSN: 1479-0726)
'Marginalia' in The Year of Open Doors (Glasgow: Cargo Press, 2010). Also published in Gutter: The Magazine of New Scottish Writing, Vol. 3: 60-64 (Glasgow: Freight, Autumn 2010)
‘I’m Happy, You’re Happy, We’re All Happy’ in Lost on Purpose, (New York: Seal Press, 2005)
Whoever You Choose to Love (London: Phoenix/Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 2004)