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Associate Professor Ingrid Horrocks PhD, MA (English), MA

Associate Professor

School of English and Media Studies

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.

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Professional

Contact details

  • Location: 7C28
    Campus: Wellington

Qualifications

  • PhD - Princeton (2006)
  • MA (English) - Princeton (2003)
  • MA (18thC Studies), with Distinction - University of York (2000)
  • BA (Hons) English, First Class - Victoria University (1997)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

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).

Thematics

21st Century Citizenship

Area of Expertise

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)

Keywords

Cerative Writing, Travel writing, Creative Nonfiction, Poetry, New Zealand Literature, Ecocriticism, Genre History, Gender Studies, Romanticism, 18thC Studies, Women's Writing.

Research Projects

Completed Projects

Project Title: Critical edition of Mary Wollenstonecraft's A Short Residence in Sweden, Norway and Denmark

This critical edition of foundational feminist Mary Wollstonecraft's only travel book, A Short Residence in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark, was published by Broadview Press in 2013. In a series of letters addressed to an unnamed lover, the work narrates Wollstonecraft's journey through Scandinavia in 1795, on much of which she was accompanied by her infant daughter. Passionate and personal, A Short Residence is at once a moving epistolary travel narrative, a politically-motivated ethnographic tract, a work of scenic tourism, and a sentimental journey. It is both as much a work of political thought as Wollstonecraft's better known feminist treatises, and a brilliant, innovate, and influential work of travel writing. This Broadview edition provides a 12,000 word critical introduction and extensive appendices that contextualize this remarkable text in relation to key political and aesthetic debates. Leading Romantic scholar, Professor Mary Favret, of Indiana University, Bloomington, describes the edition as, "An unparalleled achievement for Wollstonecraft scholarship and Romantic Studies," and observes that "Horrocks's edition does justice to the magnificence and complexity of these Letters." Hear Ingrid talking with Kim Hill about this project: http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/saturday/audio/2545327/ingrid-horrocks-mary-wollstonecraft
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Date Range: 2012 - 2012

Funding Body: Massey University

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Project Title: Reluctant Wanderers: women re-imagine the margins, 1775-1800

A wanderer is someone who moves from place to place encountering a series of different people. This research project will ask how and why the figure of the female wanderer became important in late eighteenth-century British literary culture. It will produce an academic monograph exploring appearances of this figure in a range of literary forms, from sonnet sequences to gothic novels to travel narratives. Texts by Charlotte Smith, Ann Radcliffe, Mary Wollstonecraft and Frances Burney will be examined to critically assess their content, context and formal attributes and to reveal distinctive contributions to wide-ranging debates about gender, sympathy, and literary form. Reluctant Wanderers will analyse this significant understudied corpus of literary texts in order to show that the distinctiveness of this tradition of wandering has important and influential intellectual and textual effects. In this research I aim 1) to show that the tradition of this female wanderer influenced later, better known, conceptions of the wanderer; 2) to provide new material for engaging with current thinking about sympathy; and 3) to develop the original critical contention that wandering can be understood as a formal trait of late eighteenth-century texts as much as an event that takes place in them.
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Date Range: 2009 - 2012

Funding Body: Marsden Fund - Fast Start

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Project Title: Reluctant Wanderers: Women Re-Imagine the Margins, 1775 - 1800

This long term research project has been funded by both a Marsden Fast-start Award and Massey University Research Fund. From the picaresque hero to the sentimental traveller or "man of feeling," to the iconic traveller of Romantic writing, the male wanderer is a recurrent and familiar figure in eighteenth and nineteenth century literature, while his journey is written into the DNA of the novelistic Bildungsroman. This cross-genre literary-critical project alters this familiar picture by finding an unexpected connection between the explosion in interest in wanderers in the late eighteenth century and the fact that in literary texts women wanderers tend to bear the worst consequences of wandering. Focusing on work by four key women authors, Charlotte Smith, Ann Radcliffe, Mary Wollstonecraft, and Frances Burney, this examination makes movement in what is often seen as the first "great age of travel" look rather more frightening than has previously been understood. These texts - which range from poetry to gothic novels to travel narratives - represent important early thinking about how crucially different the experience of mobility is for different people in differing circumstances. This research project suggests that the figure of the female wanderer worked in this period as representative-that is, as a valuable general entry point for explorations of unanchored and troubled modern subjectivity. At the same time, the figure also served as emblematic of women's peculiarly exposed position. In telling the story of an over-looked literary tradition of writing about movement, this project offers new ways of thinking about the relationships between travel, gender, loneliness, and social relations.
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Date Range: 2008 - 2009

Funding Body: Massey University

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Research Outputs

Journal

Horrocks, IA. (2015). ‘something else is going on, an interaction, an exchange’: Martin Edmond’s Painted Lives. Biography. 38(4), 491-511 Retrieved from https://muse.jhu.edu/article/615888
[Journal article]Authored by: Horrocks, I.
Horrocks, IA. (2015). Creating an ‘insinuating interest’: Mary Wollstonecraft's travel reviews and a short residence. Studies in Travel Writing. 19(1), 1-15 Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13645145.2014.994925#.VWUGL9KqpBc
[Journal article]Authored by: Horrocks, I.
Horrocks, I. (2010). "Circling eye" and "houseless stranger": The new eighteenth-century wanderer (Thomson to Goldsmith). ELH - English Literary History. 77(3), 665-687
[Journal article]Authored by: Horrocks, I.
Horrocks, I. (2014). “-----Pugh!”: Rereading punctuation through Wollstonecraft’s letters written during a short residence. Women's Writing. 21(4), 488-508
[Journal article]Authored by: Horrocks, I.
Horrocks, I. (2008). Her ideas arranged themselves: Re-membering poetry in radcliffe. Studies in Romanticism. 47(4), 507-527
[Journal article]Authored by: Horrocks, I.
Horrocks, I. (2007). More than a gravestone: Caleb Williams, Udolpho, and the politics of the gothic. Studies in the Novel. 39(1)
[Journal article]Authored by: Horrocks, I.
Horrocks, IA. (2015). Review of Kate Parker and Courtney Weiss Smith, Eds. Eighteenth-Century Poetry and the Rise of the Novel Reconsidered. Eighteenth-Century Fiction. 28(2), 378-381 Retrieved from https://muse-jhu-edu.ezproxy.massey.ac.nz/journals/eighteenth_century_fiction/v028/28.2.horrocks.html
[Journal article]Authored by: Horrocks, I.
Horrocks, IA. (2014). [Review of the book Representing Place in British Literature and Culture, 1660-1830: From Local to Global, edited by E. Gottlieb and J. Shields]. Journal of Eighteenth-Century Studies. 37(4), 595-596Retreived from http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1754-0208.12194/full
[Book Review]Authored by: Horrocks, I.
Horrocks, IA. (2016). Something that rises [Review of the book Can You Tolerate This?: Personal Essays, by A. Young]. New Zealand Books: A Quarterly Review. 26(116), 4-4Retreived from https://nzbooks.org.nz/2016/non-fiction/something-that-rises-ingrid-horrocks/
[Book Review]Authored by: Horrocks, I.
Horrocks, IA. (2016). The archaeologist of memory [Review of the book The Dreaming Land, by M. Edmond]. New Zealand Books: A Quarterly Review. 26(113), 9-10
[Book Review]Authored by: Horrocks, I.
Horrocks, IA., & Corballis, T. (2014). 'Digging and Delving: Ian Wedde’s Digressions from Home', Review of Ian Wedde’s The Grass Catcher. New Zealand Books: A Quarterly Review. , 9-9
[Book Review]Authored by: Horrocks, I.
Horrocks, I., Davidson, L., Fransham, L., Aitken, T., & Percival, R. (2015). Pukeahu: An Exploratory Anthology www.pukeahuanthology.org. Edited with Lynn Davidson et al..
[Internet publication]Authored by: Horrocks, I.Edited by: Horrocks, I.
Horrocks, IA. (2009). The visit. Sport: New Zealand New Writing. Winter(37), 69-81 Retrieved from http://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/tei-Ba37Spo-t1-body1-d9.html
[Journal article]Authored by: Horrocks, I.
Horrocks, IA. (2009). On the bus. Snorkel. (9) Retrieved from http://snorkel.org.au/013/about.html
[Journal article]Authored by: Horrocks, I.
Horrocks, IA. (2007). Morning with my Grandmother. Sport New Zealand New Writing. Winter(35), 98-101 Retrieved from http://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/tei-corpus-Sport.html
[Journal article]Authored by: Horrocks, I.
Horrocks, I. (2002). Widow's walk. Landfall. (204), 166-169
[Journal article]Authored by: Horrocks, I.

Book

Horrocks, IA.(2017). Women wanderers and the writing of mobility, 1784-1814. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
[Authored Book]Authored by: Horrocks, I.
Smith, C. (2017). Charlotte Smith: Major Poetic Works. C. Knowles, & IA. Horrocks (Eds.): Broadview Press
[Scholarly edition]Edited by: Horrocks, I.
Knowles, C., & Horrocks, IA. (2017). Politics, poetics, and place: Charlotte Smith's major works in context. In C. Knowles, & I. Horrocks (Eds.) Charlotte Smith: Major Poetic Works. (pp. 17 - 42). : Broadview Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Horrocks, I.Edited by: Horrocks, I.
Horrocks, IA. (2017). Oscillations. In T. Conroy (Ed.) Home: New Writing. (pp. 109 - 118). Auckland, New Zealand: Massey University Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Horrocks, I.
Horrocks, IA. (2016). A world of waters: Imagining, voyaging, entanglement. In M. Williams (Ed.) A history of New Zealand literature. (pp. 17 - 30). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Horrocks, I.
Horrocks, IA., & Lacey, Cherie, . (Eds.) (2016). Extraordinary anywhere: Essays on place from Aotearoa New Zealand. Wellington, New Zealand: Victoria University Press
[Edited Book]Authored by: Horrocks, I.Edited by: Horrocks, I.
Horrocks, IA., & Lacey, C. (2016). Writing here. In IA. Horrocks, & C. Lacey (Eds.) Extraordinary anywhere: Essays on place from Aotearoa New Zealand. (pp. 8 - 19). Wellington: Victoria University Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Horrocks, I.Edited by: Horrocks, I.
Horrocks, IA. (2016). Writing Pukeahu: A Year and More of Writing in Place. In I. Horrocks, & I. Lacey (Eds.) Extraordinary Anywhere: Essays on Place from Aotearoa New Zealand. (pp. 78 - 93). Wellington: Victoria University Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Horrocks, I.Edited by: Horrocks, I.
Horrocks, IA. (2014). Letter from Ingrid Horrocks, 16 September 2013. In If you find the good oil let us know. (pp. 85 - 95). New Plymouth: Govett Brewster Art Gallery
[Chapter]Authored by: Horrocks, I.
Wollstonecraft, Mary, . (2013). Letters Written during a Short Residence in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark. : Broadview Press
[Scholarly edition]Edited by: Horrocks, I.
Horrocks, IA.(2010). Mapping the distance. Wellington, New Zealand: Victoria University Press
[Authored Book]Authored by: Horrocks, I.
Horrocks, IA.(2003). Travelling with Augusta 1835 and 1999: Preston - Gorizia - Venice - Masterton. Wellington, NZ: Victoria University Press
[Authored Book]Authored by: Horrocks, I.
Horrocks, IA. (2009). Before photography: Travelling views. In Bold Century: A Photographic History Album, Haruhiko Sameshima.. (pp. 30 - 31). Auckland: Rim Books
[Chapter]Authored by: Horrocks, I.

Thesis

Horrocks, IA. (2006). Reluctant wanderers, mobile feelings: Moving figures in eighteenth-century literature. (Doctoral Thesis, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ)
[Doctoral Thesis]Authored by: Horrocks, I.

Conference

Horrocks, IA.Augustus Earle’s Pedestrian Tours in New Zealand: or, Get off the Beach. . Griffith University and the University of Queensland, Brisbane
[Conference Other]Authored by: Horrocks, I.
Horrocks, IA.Gone Swimming: A Creative Nonfiction Immersion. . Flinders University, Adelaide
[Conference Other]Authored by: Horrocks, I.
Horrocks, IA.Plains, suburbs, islands: Complexities of place in Geoff Park, Steve Braunias, and Lynn Jenner. (Plenary Lecture). . Dunedin, New Zealand
[Conference Other]Authored by: Horrocks, I.
Horrocks, IA.‘I am strangely displaced’: Troubling Romantic Mobilities. . University of California, Berkeley
[Conference Other]Authored by: Horrocks, I.
Horrocks, IA.The Task: Prospective Re-imaginings in William Cowper and Charlotte Smith. . Neuchâtel, Switzerland
[Conference Other]Authored by: Horrocks, I.
Horrocks, IA.Re-viewing Voyaging: Mary Wollstonecraft in the Analytical Review. . Victoria University of Wellington and the Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington
[Conference Other]Authored by: Horrocks, I.
Horrocks, IA., & Knowles, C.Editing Charlotte Smith for the 21st Century. . Wellington, National Library of New Zealand
[Conference Other]Authored by: Horrocks, I.
Horrocks, IA.Unsettling Imaginaries: Exploring Place in Contemporary New Zealand Essays. . Wellington
[Conference Other]Authored by: Horrocks, I.
Horrocks, IA.Wandering Text: Genres and Journey’s in Burney’s The Wanderer. . Chawton House Library, UK
[Conference Other]Authored by: Horrocks, I.
Horrocks, IA.Editing Feminist Dashers: Mary Wollstonecraft and the Case for Textual Fidelity. . Massey University, Wellington
[Conference Other]Authored by: Horrocks, I.
Horrocks, IA.Vital Ungrammaticality?: Re-reading. Wollstonecraft's Wandering Prose. . Hamilton, ON
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Horrocks, I.
Horrocks, I.(2011). Wandering in eighteenth-century novels: A computer-assisted literary analysis project. . Vancouver, Canada
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Horrocks, I.
Horrocks, I.(2011). A poetics of exile: Burney's "the wanderer; or, female difficulties". . University of Sydney
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Horrocks, I.
Horrocks, I.(2008). Reluctant travelers: Women re-imagine the margins from Wollstonecraft and Burney. . San Francisco, United States
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Horrocks, I.
Horrocks, IA.(2007). Imagining a new prospect: Movement from Thomson to Goldsmith. . University of Otago, Dunedin, NZ
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Horrocks, I.
Horrocks, IA.Contentment or Disengagement?: Wollstonecraft Re-evaluates Poetry’s ‘Imagined Scenes of Bliss’. . Oxford University
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Horrocks, I.

Other

Horrocks, IA. (2017). Gone swimming. (pp. 22 - 31). Otago University Press
[Other]Authored by: Horrocks, I.
Horrocks, IA. (2016). In the meantime: Shipwrecks of the self. The Pantograph Punch
[Other]Authored by: Horrocks, I.
Horrocks, IA. (2015). A small town event. (pp. 196 - 216). Victoria University Press
[Other]Authored by: Horrocks, I.
Horrocks, IA. (2014, June). ‘something else is going on, an interaction, an exchange’. In Creative Writing Symposium, University of Melbourne.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Horrocks, I.
Horrocks, IA. (2014, April). The Desolations of Wandering: Charlotte Smith’s ‘Perpetual’ Sonnets. In English Research Seminar, Victoria University of Wellington, April 2014; English and Theatre Studies Program Seminar, University of Melbourne, May 2014..
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Horrocks, I.
Horrocks, IA. (2011, May). No motive of choice: Reluctant wandering in Frances Burney's final novel. Presented at University of Auckland, NZ. : Auckland University Department of English Seminar Series.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Horrocks, I.
Horrocks, I. (2010). I seem to have no home: Locating wanderers and travellers in late eighteenth-century literary culture. Presented at Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand. : Massey University School of English and Media Studies Departmental Seminar Series.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Horrocks, I.
Horrocks, I. (2010). Explorations in the wandering mind: A digression. (pp. 1 - 6). Royal Society of New Zealand
[Other]Authored by: Horrocks, I.
Horrocks, IA. (2009). JAAM 27: Wanderings. (pp. 5 - 6). JAAM Collective
[Other]Authored by: Horrocks, I.
Horrocks, IA. (2009). First house. (pp. 1 - 1). New Zealand electronic poetry centre (NZEPC)
[Other]Authored by: Horrocks, I.
Corballis, T., & Horrocks, IA. (2007). Our dark secrets: A review of 'Gothic NZ: The darker side of Kiwi culture'. (pp. 14 - 14 (1500 words)). Peppercorn Press
[Other]Authored by: Horrocks, I.

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Supervisor 1 1
Co-supervisor 3 1

Teaching

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).  

Courses Coordinated

  • 139.280 Creative Nonfiction: Creative Writing II
  • 139.285 Fiction Writing
  • 139.381 Advanced Studies in Creative Writing
  • 139.724 Literary Revolutions: Romantic and Victorian Literature

Current Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

  • Jo Aitchison - Doctor of Philosophy
    Not Miss Dust: The Alter Ego in Confessional Poetry

Co-supervisor of:

  • Margaret Moores - Doctor of Philosophy
    Miniatures of Reality: An inter-photo-textual investigation of the intersections between prose poetry and photography
  • Janet Newman - Doctor of Philosophy
    A Tradition of Ecopoetry in New Zealand
  • Noor Fatima Bukhari Fatima - Doctor of Philosophy
    Once Upon a Time in the Land of Five Rivers: A Comparative Analysis of Folktales of the Punjab, from the colonial era to the contemporary.

Completed Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

  • 2015 - Lynn Davidson - Doctor of Philosophy
    Repetition as Revision: Explored through the Revision of Place in JackieKay's Fiere, Kathleen Jamie's The Tree House, and Crane, a Creative Composition by Lynn Davidson

Co-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

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