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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.

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. (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). Tapa Notebook. nzepc. Retrieved from http://www.nzepc.auckland.ac.nz/features/tapa/ross.asp
[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., & 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. (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. (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, 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
Supervisor01
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 Sara Emeney - PhD
    Biomedical Discourse and the Discourse of the Lifeworld in Contemporary New Zealand Poetry on a Medical Theme
  • 2014 - Sarah Jane Barnett - PhD
    Nature, Fidelity and the Poetry of Robert Hass
  • 2012 - Matthew James Harris - PhD
    Metafiction in New Zealand 1960s to the present day

Media and Links

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