Sarah Jackson

Dr Sarah Jackson is a writer and Senior Lecturer in English Literature. She specialises in contemporary literature and theory and is particularly interested in exploring the intersections between creative and critical writing. She is the author of Pelt (Bloodaxe 2012), which won the Seamus Heaney Prize and was longlisted for the Guardian First Book Award, and Tactile Poetics: Touch and Contemporary Writing (Edinburgh University Press, 2015), a book exploring the relationship between writing and the skin. In 2016, she was named a BBC / AHRC New Generation Thinker, and in 2018 she was awarded an AHRC Leadership Fellows Award (Early Career) for her project ‘Crossed Wires: Literature and Telephony’.

Selected Publications


‘Derrida on the Line’, Derrida Today, 10.2 (2017), pp.142-159

Ten Poems on the Telephone (ed.), (Nottingham: Candlestick Press, 2017)

Tactile Poetics (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2015)

‘A Conversion Disorder’, Oxford Literary Review, 37.2 (2015), pp.217-42

So Close: Writing that Touches’, New Writing: The International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing, 9.3 (2012), pp.408-418

Pelt (Northumberland: Bloodaxe, 2012)

Dis-tanz: 29 Tangos’, Oxford Literary Review, 33.2 (2011), pp.167-187

‘Touching Freud’s Dog: H.D.’s Tactile Poetics’, Angelaki, 15.2 (2010), pp.187-201

Milk (Sussex: Pighog, 2009)

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Sarah Jackson