Richard Mills teaches poetry, song lyrics, short stories and creative non-fiction on the Creative and Professional Writing degree at St Mary’s. He has research interests in Irish Literature, and in Popular Culture. Publications on literature include articles on Irish themes for Irish Studies Review, Writing Ulster, New Voices in Irish Criticism and Bernard MacLaverty: New Critical Readings. His publications on popular culture include Monty Python, David Bowie and The Beatles.
He is currently co-editing, and contributing a David Bowie chapter, to ‘Mad Dogs and Englishmen’: Pop Music and English Identities (Bloomsbury: 2017) and he is working on his first monograph entitled The Beatles and Fandom. Richard’s work on The Beatles has cemented his reputation as one of the UK’s most highly respected Beatleologists. Bowieology and Pythonology are to follow.