Jago teaches post-war and contemporary writing, including postcolonialism. He is interested in innovative pedagogies, especially new forms of assessment, and has pioneered the use of the audio-visual essay as an alternative to traditional criticism. He supervises research to PhD level and welcomes applications in his areas of expertise.
Modules currently taught:
EN1702 Texts, Contexts, Intertexts - EN2011 Postcolonial Writing - EN3069 Post-War and Late Twentieth Century Writing
‘Ageing Re-imagined: Exploring Older Women’s Attitudes to Ageing through Reader Response’ Contemporary Women’s Writing, 6:1 (forthcoming, Jan 2012). Coming of Age (London: Demos, 2011). With Louise Bazalgette, John Holden, Nick Hubble & Philip Tew. www.demos.co.uk/publications/comingofage The Post-War British Literature Handbook, eds. Cockin, K. & Morrison, J. (London: Continuum, 2010) The Fiction of Chinua Achebe: A Reader’s Guide to Essential Criticism (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007) ‘ ‘Who cares about gender at a time like this?’ Love, Sex and the Problem of Jeanette Winterson’ Journal of Gender Studies, 15:2 (2006) 169-80. Scandalous Fictions: The Twentieth Century Novel in the Public Sphere, eds. Morrison, J. and Watkins, S. (Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, 2006)
‘Imagined Biafras: Fabricating Nation in Nigerian Civil War Writing’ ARIEL: A Review of International English Literature 36:1-2 (2005), 5-26.
Contemporary Fiction (London: Routledge, 2003)