Dr Jackie Pieterick

Senior Lecturer, Creative & Professional Writing Course Leader, MA Transmedia Screen Writing

Jackie Pieterick
Email address: J.M.Pieterick@wlv.ac.uk Phone number: 01902 323484 Location: MC334 Faculty: Faculty of Arts School/Institute: School of Humanities Areas of expertise: Creative and Professional Writing, Writing Pedagogy, Feedback and Assessment, First Year Experience, Transmedia Storytelling

About

Jackie Pieterick is a Senior Lecturer for the Creative and Professional Writing undergraduate course, which she started at the University of Wolverhampton over 10 years ago, and the Course Leader for the new MA in Transmedia Screen Writing. She enjoys researching (and writing) in a range of areas, which include culinary crime fiction, film noir and how new technologies are revolutionizing the way we tell stories. She has taught writing on both sides of the Atlantic and as a result has managed to amass a fairly fat teaching portfolio, which ranges from curriculum design and staff development to a five-year secondment to the University’s Institute of Learning Enhancement and co-authoring a book on giving students effective feedback. As well as teaching and research, she has written short stories and long poems, and helps the Creative & Professional Writing students organize our Live Lit on Campus events.

Research interests

Writing Pedagogies
Transmedia Narratives and Screenwriting
Film Noir and Crime Fictions
Gastronomical Writing and Rhetoric
Poetics of Teaching Writing
Feedback practices and written responses in creative writing

Membership of professional bodies

National Association of Writers in Education
European Association of Teachers of Academic Writing
Association of Writers and Writing Programs

Qualifications

BA (Hons) English, Northern State University, Aberdeen, SD, USA
Teacher Education Certificate, Northern State University, Aberdeen, SD, USA
MA Rhetoric and Composition, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL, USA
MPhil (equivalent) Rhetoric and Composition, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL, USA

Publications

Burke, D. and Pieterick, J. (2010) Giving Students Effective Written Feedback, Maidenhead: OUP (ISBN/ISSN: 9780335237449)

Miller, C. & Pieterick, J. (2010) “Online Workshops and Discussion Forums in the Creative Writing Classroom,”in Brett Lucas (ed.) Online Discussion Forums in English Studies: A Good Practice Guide to Design, Moderation and Assessment. HEA English Subject Centre. (ISBN/ISSN: 9781905846405)

Pieterick, J., Ralph, R., & Lawton, M. (Eds.) (2009) Hearing Student Voices: European First Year Experience 2008, Wolverhampton: University of Wolverhampton. (ISBN 978-0-9560611-1-9)

Bailey, C. & Pieterick, J. (2009) “Finding a new voice: challenges facing international (and home!) students writing university assignments in the UK.” In J. Pieterick, R. Ralph and M. Lawton (eds.) Hearing Student Voices: European First Year Experience 2008 Wolverhampton: University of Wolverhampton. (ISBN 978-0-9560611-1-9)

Pieterick, J. (2008) “Review of Tim Mayer’s (Re)Writing Craft: Composition, Creative Writing, and the Future of English Studies.” English Subject Centre, Higher Education Academy Newsletter, Issue 15. (ISSN 1479-7089)

Experience in industry

Creative writing consultant for Heroes & Guises, a smartphone and tablet app designed to help young people with life-threatening illnesses explore their creativity through writing.