Staff Profile


Mr Danny Rhodes


School: School of Humanities & Educational Studies

Campus: Canterbury Main Campus

Tel: 01227 921832

Profile summary

Danny started working as a sessional lecturer at CCCU in Creative and Professional Writing in 2010. He joined our staff on a permanent basis in September 2016. Danny is currently Level 4 Lead for our CPW students, module leader for Level 4 'Fiction, Drama and Poetry' and Level 5/6 modules 'The Novel' & 'Science-Fiction, Fantasy and Horror'. He lectures on our MA in Creative Writing and runs the 'Writing Comes Alive' programme. 

Danny is mostly interested in Contemporary Fiction, American Literature, The Short Story & Horror Literature.

He is a member of The Society of Authors, The British Fantasy Society and The Horror Writers Association.

Research and knowledge exchange

MA Res 2018 - The Haunted Tales of L.T.C Rolt - A Contextual Analysis

Teaching and subject expertise


Fiction, Drama and Poetry (Level 4)

The Novel (Level 5/6)

Science-Fiction, Fantasy and Horror (Level 5/6)

Various roles on our MA in Creative Writing including mentor for our Fantasy, Science-Fiction and Horror specialist pathways

External activities

Recent public lectures (inc Interviews & Readings)

BBC World Service – Interview (April 2014)

BBC South East – Interview (April 2014)

BBC Radio Nottingham – Interview (April 2014)

Monocle Radio – (April 2014)

Hull Literature Festival 2014 – Author Event

Edinburgh Book Festival 2015 – Author Event

FantasyCon 2016 – Panel ‘Is the anti-hero the new hero in genre fiction?’

Hillsborough Voices Event, London 2017 - Panel

FantasyCon 2017 - Panel 'Writing Groups and Mentoring Writers'

StokerCon 2018, Providence, Rhode Island, USA - Anne Radcliffe Academic Conference Paper 'The Haunted Tales of LTC Rolt'

StokerCon 2018, Providence, Rhode Island, USA - Panel Chair 'Cross-Genre Writing'

Publications and research outputs


Fan – Arcadia Books, April 2014 

Soldier Boy – Maia Press, February 2009

Asboville – Maia Press, October 2006 (A Waterstones Paperback of the Year 2006)

Recent Short Stories

The Stonemason - Black Static Magazine Issue 75

Border Country - Best New Horror (Ed. Stephen Jones) #29

Blackwater Rising - Cemetery Dance Magazine 76

Border Country - Black Static Magazine Issue 56

Tohoku - Black Static Magazine Issue 53

The Cleansing - Black Static Magazine Issue 45

Passchendaele - Black Static Magazine Issue 38


The Delf - Nightscript Issue 7

The Stonemason - Year's Best Dark Fantasy Vol 2 (Pyr Books)

HAG - Black Static Magazine Issue 80-81


The Haunted Tales of LTC Rolt - Horror Literature from Gothi to Post-Modern (McFarland)


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