Zachary David Jones
2019 University of Toronto
PhD. English Literature
2017-2019 University of Toronto
M.A. English Literature [In the Field of Creative Writing]
2013-2017 University of Toronto
Honours B.A. Specialist English Literature
Minor Creative Expression and Society
September 2018 - May 2019: ENG140 Literature for Our Time (Premier English Survey Course) – Teaching Assistant/Tutorial Leader
May - June 2018: ENG289 Creative Writing – Teaching Assistant/Tutorial and Workshop Leader
September 2017 - April 2018: ENG100 Effective Writing – Course Administrator/Teaching Assistant
“Polyglossic Opry: A Chorus of Appalachian Shoals”. UnDisciplined, Cultural Studies Conference, Queens University, April 6th, 2019.
“Purity, Irony, and Pity: Musings on Synecdochic Representations of Disability in Southern Gothic Literature” Graduate English Conference, University of Toronto, April 27th, 2018.
“‘That Tiny Square of White as though Gazing Down into the Barrel of a Gun’: American Repression on the Brink of WWII in Richard Wright's Native Son". Constructing America, Graduate History Conference, University of Michigan, May 5th, 2018.
“‘Put That Box in Front of the Hole so He Can’t Get Out!’: Claustrophobia, Constriction and Panic in Richard Wright’s Native Son”. Intersections/Cross Sections Conference, York University & Ryerson University, March 9th, 2018.
“Sweet and Proper in Flanders Fields: Death and Poetry of the Great War”. VOX Undergraduate Academic Journal, Woodsworth College, University of Toronto, 2014. pg. 381
Scholarships, Distinctions and Awards - University of Toronto
2019/2020 Jackman Humanities Institute’s Program for the Arts Grant
2019 Frederick Marker PhD Fellowship
2018 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council: Canada Graduate Scholarship
2017/18 Department of English Creative Writing Scholarship
2017 Avie Bennet Emerging Writers Scholarship
2017 Brookfield Peter F. Bronfman Leadership Scholarship
2014/15 UofT Scholar Award
2014/15 Woodsworth College Book Box Award
2014 Noah Meltz Scholarship
Dean’s List Scholar 2015, 2016, 2017
Graduated “High Distinction” (summa cum laude)
Academic Service and University Volunteer Experience - University of Toronto
Graduate English Association – President – April 2018 - Present
English Dept. Planning Committee – September 2018 - Present
English Dept. Echolocation Publication Committee – September 2018 - Present
CUPE 3902, University of Toronto Education Workers Union – Creative Writing Steward – September 2017 - Present
Academic Bridging Mentorship Program – Student Mentor – September 2016 - Present
Woodsworth College Council – Member – 2014/15, 2016/17
Université de Montréal, July - August 2017, FRS 1900 – Initiation à la Communication: An introductory French course in immersion.
Enactus UofT “Lumifi” Literacy Project, Westmoreland, Jamaica. Student Leader – Feb. 2015