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Dr Jill Terry

Head of English, Journalism and Cultural Studies

Institute of Humanities

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tel: 01905 85 5507


As Head of Division for English, Journalism and Cultural Studies, Jill Terry leads the four undergraduate courses English Literary Studies, English Language Studies, Journalism and Media & Cultural Studies, as well as MA English Literature. She is a member of the Institute’s Management Team.  Jill lectures primarily in English Literary Studies on both the Masters and undergraduate courses.  Her research and teaching specialist areas are contemporary US literature and culture, especially southern and Native American fiction. She is currently supervising Masters’ dissertations in these areas.  A focus of her research is oral and musical cultures and their representations in literature, and she is currently completing for publication an edited collection of essays resulting from an international conference on transatlantic roots music, which she convened at Worcester in 2009.   


1992 BA (Hons) English Literature (First Class), University of Coventry

1993 PGCE, Worcester College of HE

1995 MA English Literature, University of Warwick

2001 PhD American Cultural Studies, University of Exeter


Teaching & Research

Teaching & Research

Pedagogical research  
Author of ‘Moving On’ study skills package for Higher Education,  now widely adopted throughout the sector.  

Lead for Institute of Humanities & Creative Arts Employability and Progression Project; publication forthcoming.  

Development of commercial teaching film on ‘Semiotics’.

Professional Bodies

Professional Bodies




2011 Forthcoming from University of Mississippi Press: Neil A. Wynn and Jill D. Terry eds. Transatlantic Roots Music: Folk, Blues and National Identities (with co-authored introduction, Chapter 1).

2007 ‘Transatlantic Folk Exchanges in 1959 – the Revival Year’ in Richard Gray and Waldemar Zacharasiewicz (eds), Transatlantic Exchanges: The American South in Europe – Europe in the American South, OAW (pp533-548) and online.

2006 ‘Reads kinda like jazz in they rhythm’: Gayl Jones’ recent Jazz Conversations’ in Fiona Mills and Keith Mitchell (eds), After the Pain: Critical Essays on Gayl Jones, Peter Lang Publishing (pp518-535)

2004 ‘Oral Culture and Contemporary Fiction by Women’, in Richard Gray and Owen Robinson (eds), The Blackwell Companion to the Literature and Culture of the American South, Blackwell Publishing (pp117-136)

2001 Review of S. Monteith, Advancing Sisterhood? Interracial Friendship in Contemporary Southern Fiction, University of Georgia Press, 2000 in Critical Survey, issue 13, vol 3 (pp123/124)

2000 ‘The Same River Twice: signifying The Color Purple’, in Critical Survey, issue 12, vol 3. (pp59-770)

External Responsibilities

External Responsibilities