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Dr Jack Ross

Senior Lecturer

School of English and Media Studies

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.

He has published five books of poetry - 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. He is the managing editor of Poetry New Zealand, New Zealand's oldest poetry journal, and has edited a number of other anthologies, books and literary magazines.

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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Professional

Contact details

  • Ph: 414 0800 x 43338
    Location: AT 2.32, Atrium
    Campus: Albany

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). Enactments of identity in the New Zealand short story. Fudan Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences (FDHS). , 1-19 Retrieved from http://www.readcube.com/articles/10.1007/s40647-017-0170-2?author_access_token=RVt1WHFhsXNIdnK4mtSp7ve4RwlQNchNByi7wbcMAY4ltNN70Yb4kFKMJQtMVgze9l0ko6n2uop9hxmYm4UTzkfnoKwiW777KX9fvR45mw9iQPj_XYSH0VMY7yYFfHnlUWKndjYG4syEhA8KjbCS3Q==
[Journal article]Authored by: Ross, J.
Ross, JJM., Leggott, M., & Flaherty, B. (2015). Ice Road Trucker. : nzepc
[Internet publication]Authored by: Ross, J.
Ross, JJM. (2015). Leaves from a Diary of the End of the World. brief: the other New Zealand literary journal. (53), 80-97 Retrieved from http://www.briefthejournal.nz/
[Journal article]Authored by: Ross, J.
Ross, JJM. (2015). Is it Infrarreal or is it Memorex? Robert Bolaño’s Savage Detectives and the Eternal Avant-garde. Landfall. (230), 89-96 Retrieved from http://www.otago.ac.nz/press/landfall/index.html
[Journal article]Authored by: Ross, J.
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 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. (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. (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., & Lowenthal, J. (2012). Jack Ross: Notes on NZ Poetry. : Jacket2
[Internet publication]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, 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, 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. (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). 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). In the Shop of Wah Lee: Denys Trussell – poet, musician, ecologist. Poetry NZ. (32), 85-94
[Journal article]Authored by: Ross, J.
Ross, J. (1992). Wilson Harris, Joseph Conrad, and the South American 'Quest' Novel. Landfall: New Zealand Arts and Letters. 46(4), 455-468
[Journal article]Authored by: Ross, J.

Book

Ross, JJM. (Ed.) (2017). Poetry New Zealand Yearbook 2017. (Vol. 51) Auckland: Massey University Press
[Edited Book]Edited by: Ross, J.
Ross, JJM. (Ed.) (2015). Poetry New Zealand Yearbook 2. (Vol. 50) Auckland: Massey University School of English and Media Studies
[Edited Book]Edited by: Ross, J.
Ross, JJM. (Ed.) (2014). brief 50 – the projects issue. (Vol. 50) Auckland: Titus Books
[Edited Book]Edited by: Ross, J.
Ross, JJM. (Ed.) (2014). Poetry New Zealand Yearbook 1. (Vol. 49) Auckland: Massey University School of English and Media Studies
[Edited Book]Edited by: Ross, J.
Ross, JJM. (Ed.) (2014). Leicester Kyle: The Millerton Sequences. Auckland: Atuanui Press
[Edited Book]Edited by: Ross, J.
Ross, JJM. (2012). Roadworks: City Geography. In R. Alexander (Ed.) Eye Street Book: Poems by Jack Ross, Raewyn Alexander, Rosetta Allan, Ila Selwyn, Alice Hooton, Jacqueline Crompton Ottaway & Lee Dowrick. (pp. 7 - 14). Auckland: Bright Communications
[Chapter]Authored by: Ross, J.
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.(2014). A clearer view of the hinterland: Poems & sequences 1981-2014. Wellington, NZ: HeadworX Publishers
[Authored Book]Authored 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, JJM.Settler & Speculative Fiction in the NZ Short Story; Or: The Strange Half-life of Anthologies. . East China Normal University, Shanghai, China
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Ross, J.
Ross, JJM.What should a magazine called Poetry NZ look like?. . University of Canberra
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Ross, J.
Armitage, S., Bobis, M., Cahill, M., & Ross, J.(2016). Tremble: The University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor’s International Poetry Prize 2016. . University of Canberra: IPSI – International Poetry Studies Institute
[Conference Other]Authored by: Ross, J.Contributed to by: Ross, J.
Ross, JJM.Is it Infrareal or is it Memorex?. . Massey University, Wellington
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Ross, J.
Ross, JJM.Erewhon Revisited. . Massey University, Wellington
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Ross, J.
Ross, JJM.Airlifting Paul Celan. . Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Ross, J.
Ross, JJM.Digitising Leicester Kyle: The Dilemmas of a Literary Executor. . University of Auckland, New Zealand
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Ross, J.
Ross, JJ. (2010, July). A brief Poetics. Presented at Poetry and the Contemporary Symposium. Deakin University (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia).
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Ross, J.
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.

Consultancy and Languages

Languages

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

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Supervisor 0 1
Co-supervisor 1 3

Completed Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

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

Co-supervisor of:

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

Media and Links

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