Department of English
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 (two Children's Book Council of Australia Notable Book Awards) and novels. See jerikroll.com for full details. In 2008 Creative Writing Studies: Practice, Research and Pedagogy (Multilingual Matters), co-edited with Graeme Harper, was published and in 2013 Research Methods in Creative Writing (Palgrave Macmillan), also with Harper. Her most recent poetry collection is Workshopping the Heart: New and Selected Poems (Wakefield Press, 2013). 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, a full production at George Washington University in 2014 and another at the Kennedy Center Regional American College Theatre Festival in Cleveland, Ohio, in January 2015. It was one of eight winners selected for full production. Puncher and Wattmann published the book in the US that year and in Australia in 2015.
PhD, Columbia University, New York City, USA, 1974
MA, University of Warwick, UK, 1968
BA Honours, Smith College, Mass., USA, 1967
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 (one month), 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.
Dean of Graduate Research
Creative Writing, Writing for Children, Poetry
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.
: Creative Writing Practice-led Research/Contemporary Fiction
; Creative Writing Practice-led Research/Poetry and hybrid genres
; Creative Writing Practice-led Research/Cross-genre adaptation
: Contemporary Poetry
; Young Adult Fiction
; Creative Writing Practice-led Research/Contemporary Literature
: Practice-led Research/Life Writing
; Writing and Cultural Studies
Advisory Committee, Australasian Association of Writing Programs
ARC Discovery Grants (Assessor, Expert of International Standing)
ERA Peer Reviewer
Editorial Boards: New Writing, Write4Children, TEXT