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Contact details +64 (09) 414 0800  ext. 43338

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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Contact details

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


  • 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.


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)


NZ Poetry, Literary Translation

Research Outputs


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. (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). Poetry New Zealand Yearbook 1. (Vol. 49) Auckland: Massey University School of English and Media Studies
[Edited Book]Edited 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.

Consultancy and Languages


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

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Supervisor 1 1
CoSupervisor 0 3

Current Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

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

Other Links

Head of School

Associate Professor Jenny Lawn

Email: J.M.Lawn@massey.ac.nz
Tel: 09 213 6337

Administration staff

Joanne Ervine
Senior Administrator - Auckland
Email: J.Ervine@massey.ac.nz
Tel: 09 213 6909

Janet Lowe
Business Services Manager - Manawatu
Email: J.M.Lowe@massey.ac.nz
Tel: 06 951 7752

Julie McKenzie
Academic Programme Administrator
Email: J.A.McKenzie@massey.ac.nz
Tel: 06 951 7421

Anne Meredith
Academic Programme Administrator - "Writing Papers"
Email: A.M.Meredith@massey.ac.nz
Tel: 06 951 7548

College of Humanities and Social Sciences support staff

Claire Grant
Shared Campus Secretary - Wellington
Email: C.Grant@massey.ac.nz
Tel: 04 979 3597

Claire Jowsey
Shared Campus Secretary - Auckland
Email: C.Jowsey@massey.ac.nz
Tel: 09 212 7057

Marissa Penfold
Shared Campus Secretary - Auckland
Email: M.Penfold@massey.ac.nz
Tel: 09 213 6086

Honorary research fellows

These academics are honorary research fellows of our school:

Dr Doreen D'Cruz
Dr Judith Dell Panny
Professor Russell Poole
Dr John Ross

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