Position/s

Dean of Graduate Research
English and Creative Writing

Flinders University
Faculty of Education, Humanities and Law

Biography

Professor Jeri Kroll is currently Dean of Graduate Research. Formerly she was Program Coordinator of Creative Writing. She has published on Samuel Beckett, contemporary poetry and fiction, children's literature and creative writing research and pedagogy. Past President of the Australasian Association of Writing Programs, she is on the UK editorial Boards of New Writing and Write4Children as well as the AAWP's journal, TEXT. She has published over twenty titles for adults and young people, including poetry, picture books and novels. See jerikroll.com for full details. In 2013 Research Methods in Creative Writing (Palgrave Macmillan), co-edited with Graeme Harper, was published as well as Workshopping the Heart: New and Selected Poems (Wakefield Press). In 2011 a staged reading of her verse novel, Vanishing Point, took place at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 'Page to Stage' Festival and Puncher and Wattman will publish the book in 2014.

Qualifications

PhD, Columbia University, New York City, USA, 1974
MA, University of Warwick, UK, 1968
BA Honours, Smith College, Mass., USA, 1967

Honours, awards and grants

Varuna Writers' Retreat Fellowships (2009, 2000).
Shortlisted Rosemary Dobson Poetry Prize, 2009.
Runner-up Josephine Ulrick Poetry Prize, 2006.
May Gibbs Trust Fellowship, 2006.
International Exchange Residency, Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Annamaghkerrig, Ireland, 2005.
A Coat of Cats, Children's Book Council of Australia Notable Book, 1999.
Swamp Soup, Children's Book Council of Australia Notable Book, 1996.
Australia Council, Literature Board, Community Writer's Fellowship and General Writing Grants.
Numerous South Australian Government Writing Grants.
Numerous poetry prizes and shortlistings.

Key responsibilities

Dean of Graduate Research

Teaching interests

Creative Writing, Writing for Children, Poetry

Research expertise

  • Creative Writing
  • Literary studies 

Research interests

Creative Arts Practice-led Research, Creative Writing Pedagogy, Creative Arts Supervision, Creative Arts Higher Degrees, Creative Writing in a Second Language, Poetry, Verse Novels, Children's Literature, Cross-arts Collaboration.

Supervisory interests

  • Contemporary literature
  • Contemporary poetry
  • Creative arts
  • Creative arts practice-led research, creative writing pedagogy
  • Creative research higher degree supervision
  • Creative writing research higher degrees
  • Creative writing, novels
  • Creative writing, pedagogy
  • Creative writing, poetry
  • Creative writing, short stories
  • Dramaturgy, adaptation and creative development
  • Education, creative writing in higher
  • Verse novels

RHD research supervision

Current

Principal supervisor : Creative Writing Practice-led Research/Contemporary Literature (3) ; Creative Writing Practice-led Research/Cross-genre adaptation (1) ;

Completion

Principal supervisor : Contemporary Poetry (2) ; Creative Writing Practice-led Research/Contemporary Literature (10) ; Young Adult Fiction (2) ;

Associate supervisor : Practice-led Research/Life Writing (1) ; Writing and Cultural Studies (1) ;

RHD Student Achievements

  • Benjamin Chandler
    Beast Child published by Random House, 2011.
    Quillblade published by Random House, 2010.
    Carclew Young Writer's Fellowship.
  • Katrina Finlayson
    Runner-up, Best Postgraduate Paper, 2012 Australasian Association of Writing Programs Conference
  • Margaret Merrilees
    Wakefield Press Unpublished MS Award. The First Day published by Wakefield Press, October 2013.
  • Molly Murn
    Diamond Jubilee Bursary (co-winner), Federation of Australian University Women, 2012.
    Winner of Varuna Writers' Centre Publishing Fellowship, 2013.
  • Sam Franzway
    Carclew Young Writer's Fellowship.
  • Sharon Kernot
    Wakefield Press Unpublished MS Award. Underground Road published by Wakefield Press, October 2013.

Publications

  • Kroll, J. (2013). Creative Writing and Education. In G Harper, ed. A Companion to Creative Writing. West Sussex, UK: Wiley Blackwell, pp. 245-262.
    [10.1002/9781118325759.ch16]
  • Kroll, J. (2013). Selected Further Reading. In Jeri Kroll and Graeme Harper, ed. Research Methods in Creative Writing. Basingstoke, UK and New York, New York, USA: Palgrave Macmillan (Macmillan in the UK and St Martin's Press in the US), pp. 223-230.
  • Kroll, J. (2013). The Creative Writing Laboratory and its Pedagogy. In J Kroll & G Harper, ed. Research Methods in Creative Writing. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 102-132.
    [Web Link]
  • Kroll, J. and Harper, G. (2013). Introduction. In J Kroll & G Harper, ed. Research Methods in Creative Writing. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 1-13.
    [Web Link]
  • Harper, G. and Kroll, J. (2008). Creative writing in the university. In Graeme Harper and Jeri Kroll, ed. Creative Writing Studies: Practice, Research and Pedagogy. Clevedon, UK: Multilingual Matters, pp. 1-9.
  • Harper, G. and Kroll, J. (2008). Introduction. In Graeme Harper and Jeri Kroll, ed. Creative Writing Studies: Practice, Research and Pedagogy. Clevedon, UK: Multilingual Matters, pp. xi-xiv.
  • Kroll, J. (2008). Poetry. In Graeme Harper, ed. Creative Writing Guidebook. London, UK: Continuum, pp. 18-30.
  • Kroll, J. (2006). Redrafting the self: The author as work in progress. In Nigel Krauth, Tess Brady, ed. Creative Writing: Theory Beyond Practice. Teneriffe, QLD: Post Pressed, pp. 197-210.
  • Kroll, J. (2006). Writing for Children and Young Adults. In Graeme Harper, ed. Teaching Creative Writing. London, UK: Continuum, pp. 47-62.
  • Kroll, J. (2004). Creative Writing: The House of Words in the New Millenium. In Rod Wissler, ed. INNOVATION IN AUSTRALIAN ARTS, MEDIA, DESIGN: FRESH CHALLENGES FOR THE TERTIARY SECTOR. Flaxton, QLD: Post Pressed, pp. 41-56.
  • Kroll, J. (2003). Wicked! A Marriage of Two Weird Minds: Dual perspectives in a collaborative novel. In John McKenzie, Doreen Darnell and Anna Smith, ed. Cinderella Transformed: Multiple Voices and Diverse Dialogues in Children's Literature. Christchurch: Centre for Children's Literature, pp. 164-175.
  • Kroll, J. (2002). Popular as a Dirty Word: Investigating Literary and Cultural Biases Through a Study of Paul Jennings. In Bull, GAnstey, M, ed. Crossing the Boundaries. Frenchs Forest, NSW: Pearson Education Australia, pp. 261-281.
  • Kroll, J. (2013). Researcher and Practitioner: The Challenge of Effective Supervision in Creative Writing Doctorates. In People, Place, Processes, Performance, Possibilities. The Supervision Challenge: Integrating the 5 P's. Swinburne University of Technology - Hawthorne, Victoria. Sep 2013.
    [Web Link]
  • Kroll, J. (2013). A Marketplace of Ideas. Review of the Creativity Market: Creative Writing in the 21st Century (Book Review) Text, 17(2) pp. 229-229.
    [Web Link]
  • Kroll, J. and Harper, G. (2013). Editors. Jeri Kroll and Graeme Harper, ed. Research Methods in Creative Writing. New York, USA: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 1-248.
    [Web Link]
  • Kroll, J. (2013). Workshopping the Heart: New and Selected Poems. Adelaide, Australia: Wakefield Press.
    [Web Link]
  • Kroll, J. (2013). The Watchdog. Social Alternatives. Online32(2) pp. 50-53.
    [Web Link]
  • Kroll, J. (2013). Icarus Relaunched. American, British and Canadian Studies. Sibiu, Romania: The Academic Anglophone Society of Romania. 20
    [Web Link]
  • Kroll, J. (2012). Why Cows? Irish Landscape Art. Transnational Literature. Adelaide, SA: Flinders Institute for Research in the Humanities. 5(1)
    [Web Link]
  • Kroll, J. (2012). Swamp Soup. Warners Bay, NSW: Picaro Press, pp. 1-20.
  • Kroll, J. (2012). Staged Reading and Workshop Performance of Vanishing Point. George Washington University, Washington DC, USA.: Horizons Theatre, George Washington University.
  • Kroll, J. (2011). Vanishing Point - a staged reading. Kennedy Centre
  • Kroll, J. (2010). Kroll, J. - Creative Writing.
  • Kroll, J. (2009). Felis Domestica and other poems. Warners Bay, NSW: Picaro Press. 91 pp. 1-16.
  • Kroll, J. (2008). Swan Dancing. Poems in Perspex: Max Harris Poetry Award 2007. Adelaide: Lythrum Press, pp. 43-44.
  • Harper, G. and Kroll, J. (2008). Co-editor. Creative Writing Studies: Practice, Research and Pedagogy. Clevedon, UK: Multilingual Matters.
  • Kroll, J. (2008). First Love. Cadence of Hooves: A Celebration of Horses. Igo, CA: Yarroway Mountain Press, pp. 199-202.
  • Kroll, J. (2007). Mickey's little book of letters [sound recording] Tullamarine, VIC: Bolinda Audio Books.
  • Kroll, J. (2006). Hunting Swans. Australian Book Review. April 2006 ed. Melbourne, Vic: Australian Book Review, Inc.. 280 pp. 44-44.
  • Kroll, J. (2006). Bones: An Anorexic's Hymn. Blue Dog: Australian Poetry. Melbourne, Vic: Australian Poetry Centre. 5(10) pp. 17-18.
  • Kroll, J. (2006). The Mother Workshops, Poetica - ABC Radio National. Poetica - ABC Radio National 03/06/06. Adelaide: ABC.
    [Web Link]
  • Kroll, J. (2005). Final Copy. Social Alternatives. St. Lucia, QLD: Social Alternatives. 23(4) pp. 16-16.
  • Kroll, J. (2005). Heatwave. Let's Jaberwocky!: Poetry Action for Students. Brisbane, Qld: Knowledge Books and Software, pp. 139-139.
  • Kroll, J. (2005). Something Nice to Munch. Let's Jaberwocky!: Poetry Action for Students. Brisbane: Knowledge Books and Software, pp. 66-67.
  • Kroll, J. (2005). Beaches. Let's Jaberwocky!: Poetry action for Students. Brisbane: Knowledge Books and Software, pp. 124-124.
  • Kroll, J. (2005). Circle Poem. Let's Jaberwocky!: Poetry Action for Students. Brisbane: Knowledge Books and Software, pp. 139-139.
  • Kroll, J. (2013). The supervisor-student dynamic: Creative collaborations. In S Strange & K Rozynski, ed. The Creative Manoeuvres: Making, Saying, Being Papers. Canberra, ACT: Australian Association of Writing Programs. 18th Conference of the Australasian Association of Writing Programs. Canberra, ACT. Nov 2013, pp. 1-15.
    [Web Link]
  • Kroll, J. (2012). 'From page to stage': a case study of transforming a verse novel. In A Pont, P West, K Johanson, C Atherton, R Dredge & R Todd, ed. The Encounters: Place, Situation, Context Papers - Refereed Proceedings. Australasian Association of Writing Programs. 17th Conference of the Australasian Association of Writing Programs. Geelong, VIC. Nov 2012, pp. 1-12.
    [Web Link]
  • Kroll, J. and Dai, F. (2011). Cultural and Ethical Challenges in Teaching Creative Writing: A Comparative Study of Australian and Chinese Classes. In Janie Conway-Herron, Moya Costello, Lynda Hawryluk, ed. The Ethical Imaginations: Writing Worlds Papers - the refereed proceedings of the 16th conference of the Australasian Association of Writing Programs, 2011. online: Australasian Association of Writing Programs. 16th Annual Conference of the Australasian Association of Writing Programs. Byron Bay, NSW. Nov 2011, pp. 1-12.
    [Web Link]
  • Kroll, J. (2010). From now to once upon a time: Reading the Book of Myths. In Catherine Cole, Marcelle Freiman and Donna Lee Brien, ed. The Strange Bedfellows or Perfect Partners Papers: the refereed proceedings of the 15th conference of the Australasian Association of Writing Programs. University of Canberra, Canberra, Australia: Australasian Association of Writing Programs. Strange Bedfellows or Perfect Partners: The Role of Literary Studies in Creative Writing programs. Melbourne. Nov 2010, pp. 1-11.
    [Web Link]
  • Kroll, J. (2010). Strange Bedfellows or Compatible Partners: the problem of genre in the twenty-first century verse novel. In Strange Bedfellows: Refereed Conference Papers of the 15th Annual AAWP Conference. Australia: Australasian Association of Writing Programs. 15h Annual AAWP Conference. Melbourne, VIC. Nov 2010, pp. 1-10.
  • Kroll, J. (2008). Creative practice and/as/is/or research: An overview. In Lucy Neave and Donna Lee Brien, ed. Creativity and uncertainty: Proceedings of the thirteenth annual conference of the Australian associaton of writing programs. Sydney, NSW, Australia: Australian Association of Writing Programs. Creativity and Uncertainty: the Thirteenth Annual Conference of the Australian Associaton of Writing Programs. Sydney, NSW, Australia. Nov 2008.
    [Web Link]
  • Kroll, J. (2007). Creativity, craft and the canon: Unpacking the cult(ure) of the workshop. In Associate Professor Jen Webb and Jordan Williams, ed. and is papers: Proceedings of the 12th Conference of the AAWP. online edition ed. University of Canberra: Australian Association of Writing Programs. And Is: Writing is and is not research. Canberra, ACT. Nov 2007, pp. 1-18.
    [Web Link]
  • Kroll, J. (2004). Subversive and Therapeutic; The Imaginative Power of Child's Play in Morris Gleitzman's Recent Fiction. In Sharyn Pearce & Kerry Mallan, ed. Seriously Playful: Genre, Performance & Text. Flaxton, QLD: Post Pressed. Australasian Children's Literature Association for Research Conference Brisbane 2004: Poetry, Performance and Playfulness. Sydney, Australia.
  • Kroll, J. and Dai, F. (2014). Reading as a Writer in Australia and China: Adapting the Workshop. New Writing: The International Journal For The Practice and Theory of Creative Writing, 11(1) pp. 77-91.
    [10.1080/14790726.2013.849743]
  • Kroll, J. and Jacobson, L. (2014). A Fine Balancing Act: Adapting the Verse Novel to the Stage. New Writing: The International Journal For The Practice and Theory of Creative Writing, 11(2) pp. 182-201.
    [10.1080/14790726.2013.861851]
  • Kroll, J. (2013). Creative synergies: exploring the process of supervising and examining the creative writing doctoral thesis. Text, 17(Special Issue 22) pp. 1-17.
    [Web Link]
  • Kroll, J. and Finlayson, K.A. (2012). Transforming creative writing postgraduate and supervisor identities: Ways of becoming professional. Text, 16(2)
    [Web Link]
  • Kroll, J. and Webb, J. (2012). Policies and Practicalities: Examining the Creative Writing Doctorate. New Writing: The International Journal For The Practice and Theory of Creative Writing, 9(2) pp. 166-178.
    [10.1080/14790726.2012.665930] [Scopus]
  • Brien, D., Freiman, M., Kroll, J. and Webb, J. (2011). The Australasian Association of Writing Programs 1996-2011. New Writing: The International Journal For The Practice and Theory of Creative Writing, 8(3) pp. 238-263.
    [10.1080/14790726.2011.615400] [Scopus]
  • Kroll, J. (2011). Re-visioning the picture book: A case study of Margaret Mahy's 'The Man Whose Mother was a Pirate. Write4Children, 2(2) pp. 4-21.
    [Web Link]
  • Kroll, J. (2010). Climate Change. Text, 14(1) pp. 1-6.
    [Web Link]
  • Kroll, J. (2010). Living on the Edge: Creative Writers in Higher Education. Text, 14(1) pp. 1-16.
    [Web Link]
  • Kroll, J. (2009). The supervisor as practice-led coach and trainer : getting creative writing doctoral candidates across the finish line. Text, 6
    [Web Link]
  • Kroll, J. (2007). Targeting an International Audience: Can Creative Writing Texts Cross the World Without Jet Lag? New Writing: The International Journal For The Practice and Theory of Creative Writing, 4(3) pp. 174-185.
    [10.2167/new451.0]
  • Kroll, J. (2006). Draining Creativity: The Teacher-Writer in the Vampire Academy. Text, 10(2)
  • Kroll, J. and Brien, D.L. (2006). Studying for the future: Training creative writing postgraduates for life after degrees. Australian Online Journal of Arts Education, 2(1) pp. 1-13.
    [Web Link]
  • Kroll, J. and Evans, S.G. (2006). Metaphor Delivers: An Integrated Approach to Teaching and Writing Poetry. English in Australia, 41(2) pp. 35-50.
  • Kroll, J. (2005). Classic and/or Popular? - Australian Children's Books in a Global Market. Access, 19(4) pp. 23-27.
  • Kroll, J. and Evans, S.G. (2005). How to Write a 'How to Write' Book: The Writer as Entrepreneur. Text, 9(1)
    [Web Link]
  • Kroll, J. (2004). The Exegesis and the Gentle Reader/Writer. Text, 8(3) pp. 1-14.
    [Web Link]
  • Kroll, J. (2004). The Resurrected Author: Creative Writers in 21st-Century Higher Education. New Writing: The International Journal For The Practice and Theory of Creative Writing, 1(2) pp. 89-102.
    [10.1080/14790720408668925]
  • Kroll, J. (2004). The Role of the Examiner: Scholar, Reviewer, Critic, Judge, Mentor. Text, 8(2) pp. 1-13.
    [Web Link]
  • Kroll, J. (2002). Creative Writing as Research and the Dilemma of Accreditation: How do we prove the value of what we do? Text, 6(1)
    [Web Link]
  • Kroll, J. (2001). I am a desert island: Postmodern Landscapes in Margaret Atwood's "Circe/Mud Poems" AUMLA - Journal of the Australasian Universities Language and Literature Association, 96 pp. 114-134.
  • Kroll, J. and Dai, F. (2014). Reading as a Writer in Australia and China: Adapting the Workshop. New Writing: The International Journal For The Practice and Theory of Creative Writing, 11(1) pp. 77-91.
    [10.1080/14790726.2013.849743]
  • Kroll, J. (2013). The Creative Writing Laboratory and its Pedagogy. In J Kroll & G Harper, ed. Research Methods in Creative Writing. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 102-132.
    [Web Link]
  • Kroll, J. (2013). Creative Writing and Education. In G Harper, ed. A Companion to Creative Writing. West Sussex, UK: Wiley Blackwell, pp. 245-262.
    [10.1002/9781118325759.ch16]
  • Kroll, J. (2008). Poetry. In Graeme Harper, ed. Creative Writing Guidebook. London, UK: Continuum, pp. 18-30.
  • Harper, G. and Kroll, J. (2008). Creative writing in the university. In Graeme Harper and Jeri Kroll, ed. Creative Writing Studies: Practice, Research and Pedagogy. Clevedon, UK: Multilingual Matters, pp. 1-9.
  • Kroll, J. (2006). Redrafting the self: The author as work in progress. In Nigel Krauth, Tess Brady, ed. Creative Writing: Theory Beyond Practice. Teneriffe, QLD: Post Pressed, pp. 197-210.
  • Kroll, J. (2006). Writing for Children and Young Adults. In Graeme Harper, ed. Teaching Creative Writing. London, UK: Continuum, pp. 47-62.
  • Kroll, J. (2004). Creative Writing: The House of Words in the New Millenium. In Rod Wissler, ed. INNOVATION IN AUSTRALIAN ARTS, MEDIA, DESIGN: FRESH CHALLENGES FOR THE TERTIARY SECTOR. Flaxton, QLD: Post Pressed, pp. 41-56.
  • Kroll, J. (2003). Wicked! A Marriage of Two Weird Minds: Dual perspectives in a collaborative novel. In John McKenzie, Doreen Darnell and Anna Smith, ed. Cinderella Transformed: Multiple Voices and Diverse Dialogues in Children's Literature. Christchurch: Centre for Children's Literature, pp. 164-175.
  • Kroll, J. (2002). Popular as a Dirty Word: Investigating Literary and Cultural Biases Through a Study of Paul Jennings. In Bull, GAnstey, M, ed. Crossing the Boundaries. Frenchs Forest, NSW: Pearson Education Australia, pp. 261-281.

Professional and community engagement

Advisory Committee, Australasian Association of Writing Programs
ARC Discovery Grants (Assessor, Expert of International Standing)
ERA Peer Reviewer
Editorial Boards: New Writing, Write4Children, TEXT

Expertise for media contact

Subject Titles

  • Literature - English
  • Writing

Interests

  • Creative Writing in Higher Education
  • Contemporary Poetry
  • International Writers' Organisations
  • The Writer in the Academy

Contact

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