My name is Marc Brüseke (Pronounced: 'Brew-Sicka). I'm a South African optimist, academic, writer & guerilla publisher of mixed ancestry from Cape Town. I live in Yorkshire, England.
My general outlook on life is fuelled by a fusion of existential philosophy, stoic practice, buddhist sensibilities, Taoist sentiment & Japanese poetics.
I am in the midst of a PhD in English literature and creative writing. My general area of study is experimental creative non-fiction with an emphasis on memoir writing. My research utilises a practice-led approach in effort to develop a methodology for the use of photography as a viable means to write experimental memoir. By combining structural and poststructural visual theory with the sensibilities of haiku (haikuity), I have sought to re-imagine and re-contextualise the events from my life. My approach is self reflective of memory and posits an interlacing between the present moment and the past. The resulting stylistic development is one that emphasises fragmentary literary construction, brevity, and nuance.
I am a part-time lecturer at York St. John University, where I teach English Literature and Creative Writing.
I have a MA in Sociology & Global Change from Manchester Metropolitan University (2013) and a BA (hons) in Media & Communications from York St. John University (2011)
In April 2022 I delivered a talk titled 'Some Notes on the Fragment' at York St. John's Research Active Workshop (RAW). In my talk I argued for the validity of a fragmentary approach to writing.
In March 2022 I delivered a talk on 'Borders and Edges' at York St. John's Research Active Workshop (RAW). My talk focused on Roland Barthes's notion of 'drift' in the context of personal identity formation and our relationship to space and place.
In October 2021 I delivered a conference paper showcasing elements of my visual literary practice at the Eat. Sleep. Research. Repeat conference at York St. John University.
My work ranges from academic inquiry to creative non-fiction, fiction and poetry. I have published three books and ten pamphlets.
In 2017 I started a small press operation. Since then I have edited and published over 160 publications by some of the most exciting writers in the contemprary literary underground.