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Ingrid Horrocks holds a PhD from Princeton and is Associate Professor in English and Creative Writing at Massey University, Wellington. Her publications include a monograph, Women Wanderers and the Writing of Mobility, 1784-1814 (Cambridge UP, 2017), scholarly editions of works by Mary Wollstonecraft and Charlotte Smith, and articles on imaginings of mobility and place in contemporary and historical writing from Aotearoa New Zealand. Her New Zealand work includes co-editing the creative-critical collection, Extraordinary Anywhere: Essays on Place from Aotearoa New Zealand (Victoria UP, 2016), writing the opening chapter for a new History of New Zealand Literature, ‘A World of Waters: Imagining, Voyaging, Entanglement’, and articles on the nonfiction writings of Martin Edmond, Steve Braunias, and Geoff Park. She is also a travel writer and poet and has published two poetry collections and a genre-bending travel book, Travelling with Augusta, 1835 and 1999 (Victoria UP, 2003), which is part memoir, part love story, past history of women’s travel. Her research projects tend to have parallel creative and critical strands. Her travel essay, ‘Gone Swimming’, structured around swimming in New Zealand’s polluted rivers, was runner-up in the 2017 Landfall Essay competition.
Ingrid teaches into the Creative Writing and English programs at both undergraduate and graduate level, with a focus on Creative Nonfiction and on eighteenth and nineteenth-century literature. She is an experienced supervisor at Masters and PhD level and welcomes supervisions across her range of expertise. She lives near the Wellington zoo with her partner and twin daughters.
Ingrid's creative publications include two collections of poetry, a number of personal essays, and a genre-bending travel book, Travelling with Augusta: 1835 & 1999, part travel memoir, part biography, part history of women's travel. Her projects all tend to have creative and critical strands and to focuses around questions of mobility and place.
She received a Marsden Fast-start Grant from the Royal Society of New Zealand for her critical book Women Wanderers and the Writing of Mobility, 1784-1814.(Cambridge University Press, 2017). In connection with this project, she has published a number of articles, as well as scholarly editiond of Mary Wollstonecraft's 1796 travel book, Letters Written during a Short Residence in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark (Broadview, 2013), and an edition of Charlotte Smith: The Major Poems, with Claire Knowles (La Trobe).
She also works in the area of New Zealand studies. Publications in this area include Chapter One in A History of New Zealand Literature (Cambridge UP, 2016), a pair of creative and critical essays on the work of New Zealand essayist, Martin Edmond, and editing,with Cherie Lacey, a collection of personal essays by writers, historians, literary scholars and cultural theorists, Extraordinary Anywhere: Essays on Place from Aotearoa New Zealand (Victoria UP, 2016).
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Field of research codes
British and Irish Literature (200503):
Creative Writing (incl. Playwriting) (190402):
Languages, Communication And Culture (200000): Literary Studies (200500): New Zealand Literature (excl. Maori Literature) (200505):
Performing Arts and Creative Writing (190400): Studies In Creative Arts And Writing (190000)
Cerative Writing, Travel writing, Creative Nonfiction, Poetry, New Zealand Literature, Ecocriticism, Genre History, Gender Studies, Romanticism, 18thC Studies, Women's Writing.
Project Title: Critical edition of Mary Wollenstonecraft's A Short Residence in Sweden, Norway and Denmark
Date Range: 2012 - 2012
Funding Body: Massey University
Project Title: Reluctant Wanderers: women re-imagine the margins, 1775-1800
Date Range: 2009 - 2012
Funding Body: Marsden Fund - Fast Start
Project Title: Reluctant Wanderers: Women Re-Imagine the Margins, 1775 - 1800
Date Range: 2008 - 2009
Funding Body: Massey University
Ingrid coordinates Creative Writing II: Writing Creative Nonfiction and for 2019 will be developing a new course for introduction initially on the Wellington campus, Advanced Studies in Creative Writing. She also teaches the creative writing components of the first year Bachelor of Communications course Creative Communication and teaches into a number of other courses. At the postgraduate level she is involved in the Masters of Creative Writing, with a number of completed and on-going supervisions, and, with Philip Steer, runs a Masters course on eighteenth and nineteenth-century literature, Literary Revolutions (offered in 2019).