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

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  • 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)


  • The Landscape of Loneliness (current)

    Student name:
    Other supervisor: Dr Alan Kellermann
  • 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 /»«br /» (current)

    Student name:
    Other supervisor: Mr Jon Gower
  • Limina (current)

    Student name:
    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)

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

    Student name:
    Other supervisor: Prof David Britton

Key Grants and Projects

  • Slaughter 2015 - 2017

    , Arts Council Wales