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

Teaching Experience

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

Academic Publication

“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

Recipient of:

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

Academic Travel

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