Richard Alexander Carter
College: College of Humanities
As an undergraduate, Richard studied BA English at University College Falmouth, graduating in 2010 with First Class honours. He pursued subsequently a Master’s in English at the University of Exeter, specialising in Criticism and Theory, and graduated from this with Distinction in 2011.
It was during his Master's that Richard became interested in exploring the varying relations between computing technology, creative expression, and nonhuman agency as these manifest within the context of 'digital' or 'electronic' works of literature - making this the subject of his final dissertation. In 2012 Richard was awarded an AHRC doctoral studentship in Science, Technology, and Culture to develop his research on this topic for his PhD thesis, "Textual Entanglements: A Performative Approach towards Digital Literature", supervised by Prof. Regenia Gagnier (Exeter), Prof. Laura Salisbury (Exeter), and Dr. Matt Hayler (Birmingham). In April 2016 Richard passed his viva voce, examined by Prof. N. Katherine Hayles (Duke) and Prof. Gabriella Giannachi (Exeter).
Throughout his time on the PhD, Richard undertook numerous professional appointments at the University of Exeter, serving in both research and teaching roles, as well as managing conference events, public exhibitions, and producing consultations on academic impact. His professional profile can be found here.