Department of English
Professor Jeri Kroll was the inaugural Dean of Graduate Research. 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 has written twenty-five titles for adults and young people (two Children's Book Council of Australia Notable Awards). Recent criticism is Creative Writing Studies: Practice, Research and Pedagogy (Multilingual Matters 2008) and Research Methods in Creative Writing (Palgrave Macmillan 2013). Workshopping the Heart: New and Selected Poems came out in 2013. A staged reading of her verse novel, Vanishing Point, took place at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 'Page to Stage' Festival and a full production at George Washington University in 2014. It was a winner in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. Puncher and Wattmann published the novel that was shortlisted for the 2015 Queensland Literary Awards.
PhD, Columbia University, New York City, USA, 1974
MA, University of Warwick, UK, 1968
BA Honours, Smith College, Mass., USA, 1967
Vanishing Point shortlisted for 2015 Queensland Literary Awards.
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.
Professor of English and Creative Writing
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