Jen WEBB

Distinguished Professor, Creative Practice

Available to supervise Higher Degree by Research students

20022018
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Biography

Jen Webb is Distinguished Professor of Creative Practice at the University of Canberra, and Director of the Centre for Creative and Cultural Research. Her main research interest is the relationship between what Pierre Bourdieu termed 'the field of cultural production'—the broad sphere of art—and the social domain, including the political and sociocultural, the practical and the economic, the local and the global. Her current major projects investigate aspects of creativity, and creative production, and the creative producer, and she is supported in this by the ARC Discovery projects Working the Field: Creative Graduates in Australia and China (DP150101477), and So what do you do? Graduates in the Creative and Cultural Industries (DP160101440).  
 
Academics working in the creative field typically have their own creative practice, and Jen's works include lyric and prose poetry, short fictions, and artist books. She is the holder of the inaugural ACT Poet of the Year Award, as well as many other literary awards. She is also the ACT editor for the Australian Book Review's States of Poetry mini-anthologies (2015–2017), chair of the NSW Premier's Literary Award (Kenneth Slessor Award for Poetry), and co-editor for the Australasian Association of Writing Program's literary journal, Meniscus.
 
Jen's recent works include the scholarly volumes Researching Creative Writing (Frontinus, 2015), Art and Human Rights: Contemporary Asian Contexts (with Caroline Turner; Manchester UP, 2016); and the Oxford University Press bibliography entry for Pierre Bourdieu (2017). Her recent volumes of poetry include Stolen Stories, Borrowed Lines (Mark Time Press, 2015), Sentences from the Archive (Recent Work Press, 2016), and (with Paul Hetherington), the poetry/photography volume Watching the World (Blemish Books, 2015). With Paul Hetherington, she is also editor of the bilingual (Chinese/Australian) anthology of poetry, Open Windonws: Contemporary Australian Poetry (Shanghai: Shanghai Joint Publishing Company, 2016); and of the academic journal Axon: Creative Explorations.
 
 

Education/Academic qualification

Master, Queensland University of Technology

PhD, University of Technology Sydney

PhD, Central Queensland University

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Projects 2003 2018

Research Output 2002 2017

A seethe of poets: Creativity and community

WEBB, J. & CARROLL, M. Apr 2017 In : TEXT: Journal of Writing and Writing Programs. 40, p. 1-15 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalSpecial issue

creativity
writer
community
interview
poetry

At the Clockmakers Muesum

WEBB, J. 10 Sep 2017 1 p.Australia : Not Very Quiet: Journal for Women's Poetry

Research output: Other contribution

Open Access

Beauties and Beasts: Catalogue of the Twenty-third Faculty of Arts & Design Staff Art Exhibition

ABDUL RAHIM, H., BARRASS, S., Clover, C., FIRTH, D., FLORANCE, C., FLOWERS, T., Frederick, U., HETHERINGTON, P., JASPER, M., KOMAC, U., MACKENZIE, A., HINTON, S., Hao, W., Elin, S., MUNDEN, P., SHERRATT, T., WALKER, O., WEBB, J. & WILLIAMS, J. 2017

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition

Open Access
File
Holidays
Ransom
Artist
Art
Eat

Galatea

WEBB, J. Nov 2017 1 p.Canberra : Recent Work Press

Research output: Other contribution

Verse
Metamorphoses
Ovid
Poet
Manuscripts