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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

Harris, MJ. (2018). Owen Bullock. Poetry New Zealand. (52), 276-277Retreived from http://www.poetrynz.net/
[Book Review]Authored by: Harris, M.Edited by: Ross, J.
Harris, MJ. (2015). The places behind the place. Poetry New Zealand. Yearbook 2(50), 244-247Retreived from http://www.poetrynz.net/
[Book Review]Authored by: Harris, M.Edited by: Ross, J.
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. (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, 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. (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.) (2018). Poetry NZ Yearbook 2018. (Vol. 52) Auckland: Massey University Press
[Edited Book]Edited by: Ross, J.
Ross, JJM. (Ed.) (2017). Letters to a Psychiatrist by Leicester Kyle. (Vol. 1) Auckland: Paper Table
[Edited Book]Edited by: Ross, J.
Ross, JJM.(2017). The Annotated Tree Worship: List of Topoi. Auckland: Paper Table
[Authored Book]Authored by: Ross, J.
Ross, JJM.(2017). The annotated tree worship: Draft research portfolio. Auckland: Paper Table
[Authored Book]Authored by: Ross, J.
(2011). Five Millerton Sequences. Auckland: Perdrix Press
[Edited Book]Authored by: Ross, J.
Ross, JJM. (Ed.) (2017). Poetry New Zealand yearbook 2017. (Vol. 51) Auckland, New Zelaand: 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. (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.

Thesis

Harris, MJ. (2012). Metafiction in New Zealand from the 1960s to present day. (Doctoral Thesis)
[Doctoral Thesis]Authored by: Harris, M.Edited by: Paul, M., Ross, J.

Other

Harris, MJ. (2017). Michael O'Leary. (pp. 279 - 283). Massey University Press
[Other]Authored by: Harris, M.Edited by: Ross, J.
Ross, JJM., Leggott, M., & Flaherty, B. (2015). Ice road trucker. : nzepc
[Internet publication]Authored 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.

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 1 1
Co-supervisor 1 3

Courses Coordinated

Current Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

  • April Geers - Doctor of Philosophy
    Digital Activism: Campaigning for Poets of Conscience

Co-supervisor of:

  • Gaja Kolodziej - Doctor of Philosophy
    Amnesia in Contemporary Polish literature

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

Other Links

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