Dr Jack Ross

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Senior Lecturer

School of English and Media Studies

Contact details
Telephone: +64 (09) 414 0800  ext. 43338
Email: 
Room AT 2.32, Atrium, Albany
Ph: 414 0800 x 43338

Professional

Professional Biography

Jack Ross completed a BA and MA (1st class Hons) in English at Auckland University before being awarded a Commonwealth Scholarship to study in the UK. He has a PhD in English Literature from the University of Edinburgh. He has always tried to combine Academic teaching with an active writing career, and has been teaching writing courses part-time on the Albany campus since 1996. He was made a Senior Tutor in 2006, a Lecturer in 2009, and a Senior Lecturer in 2013.

I've published five books of poems, including City of Strange Brunettes (1998), Chantal's Book (2002), To Terezin (2007),  Celanie (2012), and A Clearer View of the Hinterland (2014), as well as three novels, a novella, and two collections of short fiction. I've also edited a number of books and literary magazines, including (from 2014) Poetry NZ. I have a Doctorate in English Literature from Edinburgh University, and work as a Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at Massey University's Albany campus.

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Qualifications

  • Certificate in Language Teaching to Adults - Auckland University of Technology (1995)
  • Certificate in Translation Studies - Auckland University of Technology (1994)
  • Doctor of Philosophy - University of Edinburgh (1990)
  • Master of Arts (First Class Honours) - University of Auckland (1986)
  • Bachelor of Arts - University of Auckland (1984)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

My interests include multimedia approaches to contemporary poetry (NZ and international), Non-European traditions of prose fiction (inlcuding the Chinese and Japanese novel, the 1001 Nights, the Icelandic Sagas, and the Classical Romance), and just about any type of Fantasy / SF.

Thematics

21st Century Citizenship

Area of Expertise

Field of Research Codes
British and Irish Literature (200503): Comparative Literature Studies (200524):
Creative Writing (incl. Playwriting) (190402):
Languages, Communication And Culture (200000): Literary Studies (200500): Literature in French (200511): Literature in German (200512): Literature in Italian (200513): New Zealand Literature (excl. Maori Literature) (200505):
Performing Arts and Creative Writing (190400): Studies In Creative Arts And Writing (190000)

Keywords

NZ Poetry, Literary Translation

Research Outputs

Journal

Ross, JJM. (2017). How many miles to Babylon? Three faces of Mike Johnson's lear. brief. (55), 113-131 Retrieved from http://www.briefthejournal.nz/
[Journal article]Authored by: Ross, J.
Ross, JJM. (2016). The Psychopathic God: Review of R.H.I., by Tim Corballis (Victoria University Press, 2015). Landfall. (231), 182-185Retreived from http://www.otago.ac.nz/press/books/otago626841.html
[Book Review]Authored by: Ross, J.
Ross, JJM. (2016). "I am ‘modern’ but want to go back": Review of Aurelia, by John Hawke (Cordite Press, 2015).. TEXT: Journal of Writing and Writing Courses. 20(1)Retreived from http://www.textjournal.com.au/april16/content.htm
[Book Review]Authored by: Ross, J.
Ross, JJM. (2016). The time of Achamoth: M. K. Joseph and the rise of New Zealand speculative fiction. Journal of New Zealand Literature (JNZL). 34(2), 61-80
[Journal article]Authored by: Ross, J.
Ross, JJM. (2015). Is MiStory YourStory? Review of MiStory, by Philip Temple (Font Publishing, 2014). Landfall Review Online. Retreived from http://www.landfallreview.com/fiction/is-mistory-yourstory/
[Book Review]Authored by: Ross, J.
Ross, JJM. (2014). Editorial: From Dagmara to Lisa. Poetry New Zealand. (49), 7-10 Retrieved from http://www.poetrynz.net/
[Journal article]Authored by: Ross, J.Edited by: Ross, J.
Samuels, L., & Ross, JM. (2014). An Interview with Lisa Samuels. Poetry New Zealand. (49), 41-48 Retrieved from http://www.poetrynz.net/
[Journal article]Authored by: Ross, J.Contributed to by: Ross, J.Edited by: Ross, J.
Ross, JJM. (2014). Books and Magazines in brief. Poetry New Zealand. (49), 224-237Retreived from http://www.poetrynz.net/
[Book Review]Authored by: Ross, J.Edited by: Ross, J.
Ross, JJM., & Lowenthal, J. (2012). Jack Ross: Notes on NZ Poetry. : Jacket2
[Internet publication]Authored by: Ross, J.
Ross, JJM., Adams, J., Alexander, R., Crawford, J., Hamilton, S., Kyle, L., . . . Von Sturmer, R. (2011). Look and Look Again: Twelve New Zealand poets. : Jacket2
[Internet publication]Authored by: Ross, J.Edited by: Ross, J.
Ross, JJM. (2014). Paul Celan & Leicester Kyle: The Zone & the Plateau. Ka Mate Ka Ora: a New Zealand journal of poetry and poetics. (13), 54-71 Retrieved from http://www.nzepc.auckland.ac.nz/kmko/13/ka_mate13_ross.asp
[Journal article]Authored by: Ross, J.
Ross, JJM. (2014). Reviews in brief: Lisa Samuels, Wild Dialectics. brief. (50), 152-156Retreived from http://sydreef.blogspot.co.nz/search/label/2014
[Book Review]Authored by: Ross, J.Edited by: Ross, J.
Ross, JJM. (2014). Carnage in Cuba Street: Review of The Wind City, by Summer Wigmore (Wellington Steam Press, 2013). Landfall Review Online. Retreived from http://www.landfallreview.com/
[Book Review]Authored by: Ross, J.
Ross, JJM. (2014). Green Movement: Review of Phillip Mann, The Disestablishment of Paradise: A Novel in Five Parts plus Documents (London: Gollancz, 2013). Landfall. (227), 183-185Retreived from http://www.otago.ac.nz/press/landfall/
[Book Review]Authored by: Ross, J.
Ross, JJM. (2013). Tapa Notebook. nzepc. Retrieved from http://www.nzepc.auckland.ac.nz/features/tapa/ross.asp
[Journal article]Authored by: Ross, J.
Ross, JJM. (2013). from The Jay Poems. brief. (47), 32-36 Retrieved from http://www.titus.co.nz/
[Journal article]Authored by: Ross, J.
Ross, JJM. (2013). 3 Mayan Poems. brief. (49), 60-65 Retrieved from http://www.titus.co.nz/
[Journal article]Authored by: Ross, J.Translated by: Ross, J.
Ross, JJM. (2013). Obituary – Dreamtigers: i.m. Sarah Broom. Poetry Notes. 4: 2(14), 6-8 Retrieved from https://poetryarchivenz.wordpress.com/
[Journal article]Authored by: Ross, J.
Ross, JJM. (2013). Trouble in River City: How I learned to stop worrying and trust poetics. Poetry New Zealand. (47), 93-103 Retrieved from http://www.poetrynz.net/
[Journal article]Authored by: Ross, J.
Ross, JJM. (2013). Confessions of an Unrepentant Anthologist. brief. (49), 129-145Retreived from http://sydreef.blogspot.co.nz/search/label/2013
[Book Review]Authored by: Ross, J.
Ross, JJM. (2013). Elizabeth Knox, Mortal Fire; Mandy Hager, Dear Vincent. NZ Books: A Quarterly Review. 23: 3(103), 16-17Retreived from http://nzbooks.org.nz/2013/contents/issue-103-contents/
[Book Review]Authored by: Ross, J.
Ross, JJM. (2013). Never Get Taken to the Second Location: Review of The Second Location. Stories by Bronwyn Lloyd (Auckland: Titus Books, 2011). Landfall. (225), 186-189Retreived from http://www.otago.ac.nz/press/landfall/
[Book Review]Authored by: Ross, J.
Ross, JJ. (2012). Marie de France: ‘Laüstic’ (c.1180).. Ka Mate Ka Ora: a New Zealand journal of poetry and poetics. (11), 75-88 Retrieved from http://www.nzepc.auckland.ac.nz/kmko/about.asp
[Journal article]Authored by: Ross, J.
Ross, JJ. (2012). Channeling Paul Celan. Rabbit. (5: The RARE Issue), 118-131 Retrieved from http://rabbitpoetry.com/445-2/rabbitcover5/
[Journal article]Authored by: Ross, J.
Ross, JJ. (2012). Interpreting Paul Celan. brief / A Brief Description of the Whole World. (46), 85-101 Retrieved from http://titus.co.nz/index.html
[Journal article]Authored by: Ross, J.
Ross, JJ. (2012). The Great White Silence. brief. (44/45: Oceania), 56-76 Retrieved from http://sydreef.blogspot.co.nz/
[Journal article]Authored by: Ross, J.
Ross, JJ. (2012). Old Shore. Trout. (17) Retrieved from http://www.trout.auckland.ac.nz/index.html
[Journal article]Authored by: Ross, J.
Ross, J. (2012). Book review: The little enemy, by Reid, N., (2011). Poetry New Zealand. (45), 103-104 Retrieved from http://www.poetrynz.net/archives/issue-45/
[Journal article]Authored by: Ross, J.
Ross, J. (2012). Book review: Closedown, hibernate, restart: Review of The comforter, by Lehndorf, H., (2011 and Birds of clay, by Lane, A., (2012). Landfall Review Online. Retrieved from http://www.landfallreview.com/search?q=Closedown,+hibernate,+restart:+Review+of+The+Comforter
[Journal article]Authored by: Ross, J.
Ross, J. (2011). 11 views of Auckland: Preface. Social and Cultral Studies. 10, 5-8
[Journal article]Authored by: Ross, J.
Ross, J. (2010). 11 Views of Auckland - The stokes point pillars. Social and Cultral Studies. 10, 155-176
[Journal article]Authored by: Ross, J.
Ross, JJ. (2011). Johnsons or Shits: Review of Mike Johson, Travesty (Auckland: Titus Books, 2010). brief. (42), 40-44 Retrieved from http://sydreef.blogspot.co.nz/
[Journal article]Authored by: Ross, J.
Ross, JJ. (2011). Questions of Structure: Review of John Newton, Lives of the Poets; Cilla McQueen, The Radio Room; David Eggleton, Time of the Icebergs. Landfall. (221), 184-187
[Journal article]Authored by: Ross, J.
Ross, JJ. (2010). Celanie: Nine Poems. All Together Now: A Digital Bridge for Auckland and Sydney. Retrieved from http://www.nzepc.auckland.ac.nz/features/home&away/ross-sydney.asp
[Journal article]Authored by: Ross, J.
Ross, JJ. (2010). Celanie: Five Versions from Paul Celan. brief. (41), 54-59
[Journal article]Authored by: Ross, J.
Ross, JJ. (2010). Three Texts from Other Texts. All Together Now: A Digital Bridge for Auckland and Sydney. Retrieved from http://www.nzepc.auckland.ac.nz/features/home&away/ross.asp
[Journal article]Authored by: Ross, J.
Ross, JJ. (2010). The Sleep of Reason: Review of David Lyndon Brown, Skin Hunger; Bernadette Hall, The Lustre Jug; Kevin Ireland, Table Talk: New Poems.; Jessica Le Bas, Walking to Africa; Frankie McMillan, Dressing for the Cannibals; Brian Turner, Just This: Poems; Richard von Sturmer, On the Eve of Never Departing. Landfall. (219), 185-189
[Journal article]Authored by: Ross, J.
Ross, JJ. (2009). In Love with the Chinese Novel: A Voyage around the Hung Lou Meng. brief. (37), 10-28 Retrieved from http://titus.books.online.fr/WebMagazines/ChineseNovel.html
[Journal article]Authored by: Ross, J.
Ross, JJ. (2009). “Refrigerium“ & Quasimodo’s Last Poem.”. Love, War and Last Things. Retrieved from http://www.nzepc.auckland.ac.nz/features/florence/index.asp
[Journal article]Authored by: Ross, J.
Ross, JJ. (2009). Is There a Future for the Poetry Blog?. Ka Mate Ka Ora: a New Zealand journal of poetry and poetics. (7), 26-29 Retrieved from http://www.nzepc.auckland.ac.nz/kmko/07/ka_mate07_ross.asp
[Journal article]Authored by: Ross, J.
Ross, JJ. (2009). The Tolkien Industry. Scoop Review of Books. Retrieved from http://books.scoop.co.nz/2009/06/16/the-tolkien-industry/
[Journal article]Authored by: Ross, J.
Ross, JJ. (2009). Troubling Our Sleep: Ted Jenner’s Postmodern Classicism. A Review-essay. Ka Mate Ka Ora: a New Zealand journal of poetry and poetics. (8), 46-66 Retrieved from http://www.nzepc.auckland.ac.nz/kmko/08/ka_mate08_ross.asp
[Journal article]Authored by: Ross, J.
Ross, JJ. (2007). Pound’s Fascist Cantos Revisited. Ka Mate Ka Ora: a New Zealand journal of poetry and poetics. (3), 41-57 Retrieved from http://www.nzepc.auckland.ac.nz/kmko/03/ka_mate03_ross.asp
[Journal article]Authored by: Ross, J.
Ross, JJ. (2007). Irony and After: New Bearings in NZ Poetry. Poetry NZ. (35), 95-103
[Journal article]Authored by: Ross, J.
Ross, JJ. (2006). “After Apollinaire “ & “Poems from Schneepart: Five Translations from Paul Celan.”. Percutio. (1), 30-31-60-62 Retrieved from http://titus.books.online.fr/Percutio/Percutio.htm
[Journal article]Authored by: Ross, J.
Ross, JJ. (2006). "Invocation,” “Wang Po’s Preface to Poems from the Pavilion of the Prince of T’eng”& “In the Days of the Lord of the Rings. Magazine. (6), 100-102
[Journal article]Authored by: Ross, J.
Ross, JJ. (2007). The Need to Gather Stones: Review of Geoff Cochrane, 84-484 & Fiona Farrell, The Pop-Up Book of Invasions. Landfall. (214), 175-179
[Journal article]Authored by: Ross, J.
Ross, JJ. (2006). In the Shop of Wah Lee: Denys Trussell – poet, musician, ecologist. Poetry NZ. (32), 85-94
[Journal article]Authored by: Ross, J.
Ross, JJ. (2006). Review of Smithyman Online: Collected Poems 1943-1995 by Kendrick Smithyman, ed. Margaret Edgcumbe & Peter Simpson. brief. (33), 60-62 Retrieved from http://sydreef.blogspot.com/
[Journal article]Authored by: Ross, J.

Book

Ross, JJM. (2016). On the road to nowhere: Revisiting Samuel Butler’s erewhon. In I. Horrocks, & C. Lacey (Eds.) Extraordinary Anywhere: Essays on Place from Aotearoa New Zealand. (pp. 131 - 145). Wellington: Victoria University Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Ross, J.
Ross, JJM. (2015). Adam Thirlwell – Miss Herbert [2007. In GN. Forester, & MJ. Nicholls (Eds.) Verbivoracious Festschrift Volume Three: The Syllabus. (pp. 209 - 210). Singapore: Verbivoracious Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Ross, J.
Ross, JJM. (2014). Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz. In A. Jackson, H. Rickerby, & A. Sbroma (Eds.) Truth or Beauty: Poetry and Biography. (pp. 39 - 40). Wellington: Victoria University of Wellington
[Chapter]Authored by: Ross, J.
Ross, JJM. (2014). Trying to Write. In S. Harvey, H. Ricketts, & J. Norcliffe (Eds.) Essential New Zealand Poems: Facing the Empty Page. (pp. 232 - 232). Auckland: Random House New Zealand
[Chapter]Authored by: Ross, J.
Ross, JJM.(2014). A clearer view of the hinterland: Poems & sequences 1981-2014. Wellington, NZ: HeadworX Publishers
[Authored Book]Authored by: Ross, J.
Ross, J. (Ed.) (2014). The Millerton Sequences by Leicester Kyle. Pokeno, Auckland: Atuanui Press
[Edited Book]Edited by: Ross, J.
Ross, J., Smith, E., & Lloyd, B.(2012). Celanie: Poems & drawings after Paul Celan. Auckland: Pania Press
[Authored Book]Authored by: Ross, J.
Ross, JJ., & Chitham, K.(2012). Fallen Empire: Maui in the Underworld, Kupe & the Fountain of Youth, Hatupatu & the Nile-monster: Three Play-Fragments from the Literary Remains of The Society of Inner Light.. Dunedin: Blue Oyster Art Project Space
[Authored Book]Authored by: Ross, J.
Ross, J. (Ed.) (2011). Koroneho: Joyful News Out Of The New Found World. Wellington: Leicester Kyle Literary Estate
[Edited Book]Edited by: Ross, J.
Ross, JJ., & Ayton, WT.(2011). Scenes from The Puppet Oresteia. Rhinebeck, NY: Narcissus Press
[Authored Book]Authored by: Ross, J.
(2010). Campana to Montale: Versions from Italian. Novi Ligure, Italy: Edizioni Joker
[Edited Book]Authored by: Ross, J.
Ross, J.(2010). Kingdom of alt. Auckland, New Zealand: Titus Books
[Authored Book]Authored by: Ross, J.
Ross, J., & Duncan, G. (Eds.) (2010). 11 Views of Auckland. (Vol. 10) New Zealand: School of Social and Cultural Studies, Massey University, Albany
[Edited Book]Authored by: Duncan, L., Ross, J.
Ross, J.(2009). The Return of the Vanishing New Zealander. Dunedin: Kilmog Press
[Authored Book]Authored by: Ross, J.
Ross, J.(2008). EMO. Auckland, New Zealand: Titus Books
[Authored Book]Authored by: Ross, J.
Ross, J. (Ed.) (2008). New New Zealand poets in performance. Auckland, New Zealand: Auckland University Press
[Edited Book]Edited by: Ross, J.
Ross, J., & Edmond, M.(2007). To Terezín: A Travelogue. Massey University, Albany: School of Social and Cultural Studies
[Authored Book]Authored by: Ross, J.
Ross, JJ.(2007). Papyri: Love poems & fragments from Sappho & elsewhere. Auckland: Soapbox Press
[Authored Book]Authored by: Ross, J.
Ross, J., & Kemp, J. (Eds.) (2007). Contemporary New Zealand poets in performance. Auckland, New Zealand: Auckland University Press
[Edited Book]Edited by: Ross, J.
Shaw, T., & Ross, J. (Eds.) (2006). Myth of the 21st century: An anthology of new fiction. Auckland, New Zealand: Reed
[Edited Book]Edited by: Ross, J.
Ross, J. (Ed.) (2006). Classic New Zealand poets in performance. Auckland, New Zealand: Auckland University Press
[Edited Book]Edited by: Ross, J.
Ross, J.(2006). The imaginary museum of Atlantis. Auckland, New Zealand: Titus Books
[Authored Book]Authored by: Ross, J.

Conference

Ross, JJ. (2011). The Twenty-Year Masterclass: Paul Celan’s correspondence with Gisèle Celan-Lestrange. , Literature and Translation Conference Literature & Translation Conference website
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Ross, J.
Ross, JJ.A brief Poetics. . Deakin University (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia)
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Ross, J.

Creative Work

Ross, JJM. (2014) Jay Checks His Father Into a Home. [Exhibition] Auckland Public Library (Central Branch)
[Artwork]Authored by: Ross, J.

Other

Ross, JM., Samuels, L., Dewe, H., Arthur, J., & Hamilton, S. (2014). Poetry New Zealand Yearbook 1. (pp. i - 250). School of English and Media Studies
[Other]Authored by: Ross, J.Edited by: Ross, J.
Ross, JJM. (2014). brief 50: the projects issue. (pp. 1 - 160). Titus Books
[Other]Authored by: Ross, J.Edited by: Ross, J.

Consultancy and Languages

Languages

  • French
    Last used: 1996
    Spoken ability: Average
    Written ability: Average

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

PositionCurrentCompleted
Supervisor11
CoSupervisor03

Courses Coordinated

  • 139.123 Creative Writing
  • 139.329 Advanced Fiction Writing
  • 139.750 Contemporary New Zealand Writers in an International Context

Completed Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

  • 2014 - Aleksandra Lane- PhD
    Bridging the Gap Between Traditional and Experimental Poetry: Dramatic Monologue and Dramatic Lyric in Contemporary New Zealand Poetry

CoSupervisor of:

  • 2015 - Johanna Emeney- PhD
    Biomedical Discourse and the Discourse of the Lifeworld in Contemporary New Zealand Poetry on a Medical Theme
  • 2014 - Sarah Barnett- PhD
    Nature, Fidelity and the Poetry of Robert Hass
  • 2012 - Matthew Harris- PhD
    Metafiction in New Zealand 1960s to the present day

Media and Links

Other Links

  • Aotearoa New Zealand Poetry Sound Archive - Bibliographical Aids for the Use of Those Consulting the Waiata Archive (1974) and the AoNZPSA (2002-2004) - Audio Recordings in Special Collections, Auckland University Library
  • Arts Out Loud Series - Readings and performances on sponsored by the School of English and Media Studies, Albany Campus, from 2011 to the present
  • Bibliography - Complete curriculum vitae and list of publications
  • Opinions - Published essays, interviews, introductions and reviews from 1987 to the present
  • Poetry NZ - Views, reviews, interviews & other news to do with the literary magazine Poetry NZ
  • Social and Cultural Studies - Bibliographical details of the Social and Cultural Studies monograph series (Massey University: Albany Campus, 2001-2010)
  • The Imaginary Museum - Notes, essays and reviews on poetry and writing

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