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As a tutor in Cardiff’s School of Continuing and Professional Education, I teach a range of English Literature and Creative Writing modules. I have designed, moderated and delivered multiple modules. I am passionate about education and strive to help students on their education journey. Many of my students have gone on to complete pathways degrees, Masters, PhDs, and some have found success publishing their creative writing and poetry.

My PhD examined the role of space in the fictional works of Japanese author Haruki Murakami. Since graduating (2022), I have been working on building my publications. My research interests include the fiction of Haruki Murakami, spatial analysis, ecocriticism, ecology, gender and magical realism.

Professional Memberships

  • Cardiff Environmental Cultures
  • I am also part of the college of reviewers for Leaf, an academic journal that specialises in the research generated by writers for young people



Cardiff University – 19th April 2018 – Breaking Boundaries –– ‘The Use of Heterotopic Spaces within the Fictions of Haruki Murakami’

Liverpool John Moores University – 5th July 2018 – Reality, Interrupted: New Perspectives on Magical Realism – ‘The Use of Magical Realism in Haruki Murakami’s Dance Dance Dance (1988) and Kafka on the Shore (2002) in the creation of Heterotopic Spaces’

Publications – Creative Writing

Scammell, G. (2016) ‘Justification’ – Published in Cardiff Metropolitan University Student Newspaper ‘Retro’

Scammell, G. (2017) ‘It Should Be Perfect’ – Cardiff Metropolitan University: ‘Anthology vol. 3’

Publications – Academic

Co-Authored Works:

Deininger, M. & Scammell, G (2021) ‘Extinction is Forever: Ecofeminism and Apocalypse in Louise Lawrence’s Young Adult Short Fiction’ in Vakoch, D. A. (ed) Dystopias and Utopias on Earth and Beyond: Feminist Ecocriticism of Science Fiction, (Routledge).


'How cities are taking centre stage as characters in novels' The Conversation 5/08/2020

'The Cityscape and Haruki Murakami’s Despondent Characters: the use of magical realism in the creation of heterotopic space’ In Statu Nascendi – Journal of Political Philosophy and International Relations. (2022) 


Past Modules:

  • Writing Tradtional and Modern-day Fairy Tales
  • Young Adult Fiction
  • Dystopian Literature

Present Modules:

  • Writing Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Magical Realsim
  • Environmental Writing

External profiles