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Dr Peter Jaeger

Dr Peter Jaeger

Reader (English and Creative Writing)

Department of English and Creative Writing

About

I am a practicing poet, literary critic, and and text-based artist. In 2003 Roehampton hired me to help set up its new Creative Writing BA degree and to teach its first cohort of students. I was also responsible for designing our MA degree in 2005, and I currently supervise eight PhD students. I welcome inquiries from prospective research students in my areas of expertise.

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy, English Literature, University of Western Ontario (1997)

Master of Arts, English Literature, University of Western Ontario (1993)

Honours Bachelor of Arts, English Literature and Art History, Carleton University (1992)

Research interests

I am the director of ReWrite: The Centre for Creative and Professional Writing.

My research interests include Contemporary Poetry and Poetics; Conceptual Writing and Text-Based Art; Hybrid Creative-Critical Writing; Canadian Literature; Comparative Religion and Literature; Psychoanalysis and Literature.

Research projects undertaken

I was awarded an AHRC Research Fellowship in 2012-2013 to complete a critical monograph on John Cage.

I have also co-edited two special issues of Open Letter: A Canadian Journal of Writing and Theory, and I am currently editing an issue of The Journal of Writing and Creative Practice.

Along with this editing work, I have organized two conferences here at Roehampton: "Shakespeare and the Contemporary Sonnet" (Co-organized with Dr. Jane Kingsley-Smith, 2012) and "Modular Form" (Scheduled for March 14, 2014).

Membership of professional bodies

National Association of Writers in Education.

Network of Experimental Writing Tutors.

Writing Purposefully in Art and Design Network.

Association of Canadian College and University Teachers (1994-97).

Teaching interests

Contemporary Poetry and Poetics; Experimental Fiction; Comparative Religion and Literature; Hybrid Creative-Critical Studies

Taught courses

Undergraduate

Creative Writing,
English Literature

Postgraduate

MA/PGDip Creative Writing

Books

Other

Books

5404 London: U of London, Birkbeck Veer Books (forthcoming in 2014)

John Cage and Buddhist Ecopoetics. London: Bloomsbury P, 2013.

The Persons. York: Information as Material, 2011.

Rapid Eye Movement. London: Reality Street Editions, 2009.

Prop. Cambridge: Salt Publishing, 2007.

Eckhart Cars. Cambridge: Salt Publishing, 2003.

Power Lawn. Toronto: Coach House Books, 1999.

ABC of Reading TRG: Steve McCaffery, bpNichol, and the Toronto Research Group. The New Canadian Criticism Series. Vancouver: Talonbooks, 1999.

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