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Ingrid Horrocks completed a BA (Hons) in English at Victoria University before going to the Univeristy of York as a Commonwealth Scholar. She has an interdiplinary MA in 18thC Studies from York and a PhD in English from Princeton, where she also studied creative writing. She returned home in 2006, and in 2007 took up a position on the Wellington campus. She teaches into both creative writing and literature papers. She has been a Resident Scholar at the Stout Research Centre for New Zealand Studies at Victoria University of Wellington and an official Visiting Scholar at the University of Melbourne. 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. In 2009 she received a Marsden Fast-start Award for a critical book now forth-coming with Cambridge UP as Women Wanderers and the Writing of Mobility, 1784-1814. In connection with this project, she has published a number of articles, a scholarly edition of Mary Wollstonecraft's 1796 travel book, Letters Written during a Short Residence in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark (Broadview, 2013), and is currently working on an edition of Charlotte Smith: The Major Poems, with Claire Knowles (La Trobe).
More recently she has been developing new creative nonfiction projects and work in the field of New Zealand studies. Recent 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 (Victoria), 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)
Travel writing, Creative Nonfiction, Poetry, 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
In addition to the main paper that she co-ordinates, Writing Creative Nonfiction, Ingrid currently runs the Travel Writing paper in Wellington and teaches the creative writing components of the first year Bachelor of Communications paper, Creative Communication. At the postgraduate level she is also involved in the Masters of Creative Writing, with a number of completed and on-going supervisions, and runs a Honours level paper on 18thCentury and Romantic Literature (not offered in 2016).
Tel: 09 213 6337
These academics are honorary research fellows of our school:
Dr Doreen D'Cruz
Associate Professor Joe Grixti
Dr Judith Dell Panny
Professor Russell Poole
Dr John Ross
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