Literature and Languages

Anett K. Jessop

Anett K.  Jessop

Title: Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing
Department: Literature and Languages
Building: BUS 256A
Phone: 903.566.7460


Ph.D., English, University of California, Davis

M.A., Creative Writing, University of Minnesota 

B.F.A., Minneapolis College of Art and Design


Anett K. Jessop is Assistant Professor of English at The University of Texas at Tyler, where she teaches 20th- and 21st-century American literature and creative writing. Recent publications include “Untranslatable women: Laura Riding’s classical modernist fiction” (The Classics in Modernist Translation, Bloomsbury Academic, 2019), “The Classical Past and ‘the history of ourselves’: Laura Riding’s Trojan Woman” (Brill’s Companion to Classical Receptions: International Modernism and the Avant-Garde, 2017), “Geopoetics and Historical Modernism: Gertrude Stein, Laura Riding and Robert Graves in Mallorca, 1912–1936” (Mediterranean Modernism; Intercultural Exchange and Aesthetic Development, 1880-1945, Palgrave-MacMillan, 2016), and “Modernisms, Pure English and Poetry: Laura (Riding) Jackson’s ‘Linguistic Ultimate’” (Inventive Linguistics, Presses Universitaires de la Méditerranée, 2010). Forthcoming is “Modernist Revisionist Mythmaking: Laura Riding’s Lilithian Poetics” (Women Poets and Myth in the 20th and 21st Centuries, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2019). 

Additionally, she has contributed chapters on Anglophone modernist and contemporary women writers to the Encyclopedia of American Literature (Oxford University Press, 2003) and Contemporary American Women Poets (Greenwood Press, 2002). Her essays on the 20th-century Iranian poets Nima Yushij and Forugh Farrokhzad appeared in Companion to 20th-Century World Poetry (2007). Creative writing, arts reviews, and artwork have also appeared in The Agassiz Review, The New Art Examiner, Magazine of the Minneapolis Institute of Art, The Minnesota Daily, The Lake Street Review, Jaw Magazine, ArtPolice, Berlitz, Una/Duessa, Loonfeather, Minnesota Women’s Press, Sacramento Poetry Now, Aufgabe. Current scholarly works-in-progress include a book on receptions of the classical period by experimental 20th-century women writers. Current creative work includes a collection of poetry.




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