Professor Jasmine Donahaye
English Literature & Creative Writing
Telephone: (01792) 606616
Room: Office - 233
Second Floor
Keir Hardie Building
Singleton Campus

Jasmine Donahaye’s publications include narrative non-fiction, fiction, poetry, and cultural criticism. Her memoir, Losing Israel (2015), won the non-fiction category of Wales Book of the Year, and her story ‘Theft’ was shortlisted for the Royal Society of Literature’s V.S. Pritchett Memorial Prize.

Before taking up her post at Swansea University, she worked for many years in the publishing sector and as Publishing Grants Officer at the Welsh Books Council, and this background in publishing closely informs her teaching of creative writing.

Her research interests include the natural world, identity, Jewish studies, Welsh culture and Israel-Palestine, and she would welcome enquiries about Creative Writing PhD supervision that pertain to any of these areas and beyond.

She was elected a Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales in 2017.


  1. Donahaye, J. The middle ages. Poetry Wales, 51(3), 24
  2. Donahaye, J. A colonial fantasy. The Welsh Agenda(55), 50-51.
  3. Donahaye, J. Welsh views of Palestine. Western Mail
  4. Donahaye, J. Losing Israel Seren.
  5. Donahaye, J. Ideology and story in life-writing. New Welsh Reader(108), 6-9.

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  • EN-3057 Creative Writing Personal Project

    The Creative Writing Personal Project is a two-term, 40-credit module which enables students to experience as fully as possible at undergraduate level the three characteristics ¿ independent practice, criticism, reflection ¿ integral to both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, and which underpin the careers of professional writers. The first term offers skills enhancement to students on proposal writing, reflective writing, reading as research, self-reflection and journaling,

  • EN-309 Further Creative Non Fiction

    Ambitious Creative Non-Fiction covers a wide range of genres and approaches, encompassing arts and literary reviews, travel and landscape writing, political and persuasive essays, nature writing, interview-based profiles and biography. Leading on from the introductory module Creative Non Fiction (EN204), this course offers students an opportunity to examine how these genres work and to test and improve their own skills through practical workshop techniques. It is assessed by two assignments, the first being a 2,000-word portfolio accompanied by a 1,000-word reflective essay, and the second in the form of a 4,000-word portfolio accompanied by a 1,500-word reflective essay.

  • ENMD00 Creative Writing Dissertation

    Individual Creative Writing project devised and defined in discussion between supervisor and student (within the parameters pertaining to genre detailed in the MA Creative Writing handbook)


  • Creative component: The Town, a work of creative non-fiction exploring a teenager's experience of edgelands, outshift landscapes and military topographies in Bridgend, South Wales. «br /» «br /» Critical component: Defining and evaluating an emerging eco-gothic landscape aesthetic capable of addressing urban and suburban childhood experience.«br /» (current)

    Other supervisor: Mr Jon Gower
  • Limina (current)

    Other supervisor: Dr Alan Kellermann
  • Weird Ecologies: the evolution of ecopoetic perspectives of sacred Nature, environmental salvation, natural science, and ecological enmeshment in the Anthropocene. (current)

    Other supervisor: Dr Alan Kellermann
  • The Landscape of Loneliness (awarded 2020)

    Other supervisor: Dr Alan Kellermann
  • 'Ticking' (awarded 2017)

    Other supervisor: Prof David Britton

Key Grants and Projects

  • Slaughter 2015 - 2017

    , Arts Council Wales