Jerome Fletcher

Job title
Associate Professor of Performance Writing
07976 371703

Before joining Falmouth in 2010 as Associate Professor of Performance Writing, I was Director of Writing and Senior Lecturer in Performance Writing at Dartington College of Arts. As well as making digital text, (my Penitmento was shortlisted for the 2012 New Media Writing Prize) I have published children's books, literary concept books, artist's books and translations. I have made performances in Vienna, Paris, New York, Budapest and Bregenz and at the Barbican in London, among other places.


YearQualificationAwarding body
BA (Hons) Modern Languages
Oxford University

Honours and awards


Exhibition (scholarship) Trinity College Oxford

Membership of external committees

Editorial committee of the Journal of Writing in Creative Practice

Research interests

Research interests and expertise

My present research interest lies in the connection between performance and digital text/writing. I am working on a book commission from Palgrave Macmillan entitled Digital Literature - A Performative Approach as well as editing a recent issue of Performance Research Journal on this topic. Over the past year or so, I have given papers at the Centre for Techno Humanities at Inha University South Korea, Cerisy La Salle Research Centre in France, University of the Arts Bern, Switzerland, St Andrews University and the ELO annual conference at the University of Ferando Pessoa, Porto. I have 4 articles awaiting publication.

I am also in the process of putting together an AHRC bid for a project entitled Technes of Care in collaboration with the Dame Hannah Rogers Charitable Trust  and the University of Dundee department of Philosophy. This is a project which works with users of alternative and augmentative communication (AAC) devices. The project is designed to explore how a creative use of such devices in a networked performance might increase levels of well-being in their users and overcome problems of isolation. The academic research related to the project involves an examination of the idea of language as prosthesis.

At present I have one PhD completion and have examined 5 PhD candidates.

Research centre and group affiliations

Performance Writing Research Group

Research topics

Performance Writing
Digital Text
New media and Performativity
Art and Business Collaboration

Research outputs

Publications and research outputs


Fletcher, Jerome (2015) Performing Digital literature. Revista Carácteres, Volume 4 (No. 2). pp. 18-42. ISSN 2254-4496

Fletcher, Jerome and Somma, Lisa (2012) Offshore of Writing: E-literature and the Island. Dichtung Digital, 42. ISSN 1617-6901

Fletcher, Jerome (2011) …ha perdut la veu: Some reflections on the composition of e-literature as a minor literature. Journal of Writing in Creative Practice, 4 (1). pp. 53-63. ISSN 17535190

Fletcher, J (2010) E-composition/Decomposition: Performing …Reusement. Cybertext Yearbook, 2010. ISSN 1457-6899

Book Chapter

Fletcher, Jerome and Martin, Alex (2009) Pervertigo: The Abysmal Fall of Medlar Lucan and Durian Gray. In: Theatrum anatomicum. Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz, Austria. ISBN 978-3-902289-10-0 Item not available from this repository.

Conference or Workshop Item

Fletcher, Jerome (2017) Traces of the body in the performance of digital Writing. In: Poetry and Performance - Embodied Poetic Experiences, March 6th/7th 2017, Centre for Poetic Innovation. St Andrews University. (Unpublished)

Fletcher, Jerome (2016) Digital Writing as Speech Act. In: Wortwechsel - Ecrire en dialoguant - Writing as Dialogue, 24th - 26th November 2016, University of the Arts, Bern. Biel/Bienne. Switzerland.

Fletcher, Jerome (2015) Performative Modelling of Digital Writing. In: Digital Literary Studies, May 14th/15th 2015, University of Coimbra, Portugal.

Fletcher, Jerome (2014) Escape from the Temple of Laughter: From book object to digital event. In: L'objet-livre: Du papier au numérique, 19 - 21 November 2014, ENSAD, Paris/University of Paris 8.

Fletcher, Jerome (2014) Motif. In: Generative Constraints 2014: Motif, 14th November 2014, Centre for Creative Collaboration, London. (Unpublished)


Fletcher, Jerome (2007) Degringolade. PCAD Press/Arnolfini, Plymouth, Devon, UK. ISBN 978-0-9557491-0-0


Fletcher, Jerome (2007) ...Reusement. [Artwork]


Fletcher, Jerome (2014) Bibliomancy. [Performance]

Fletcher, Jerome (2013) The Fetch. [Performance] Item not available from this repository.

Website Content

Fletcher, Jerome (2014) Performing Bilingualism. [Website Content]



Still point: Moving World. Group performance writing project. Bath Arts Fringe. 23 May - 9 June


'The Fetch' Live digital performance. Centre Pompidou, Paris. ELO conference. 28 September


'Doedentaptoe' - digitally augmented drumming/writing performance. With Adam Loveday-Edwards and Thanos Polymeneas-Liontiris. Fascinate Conference. Falmouth University. September


Writing & Poverty: Weekend workshop at 4 Days Performance Festival. Arnolfini Bristol. 14-15 September

Externally funded research grants information

Year startingYear endingProject titleFunderValueCollaboratorsHESA Category

Universities of Bergen, Edinburgh, Jyvaskyla, Ljubljana, BTH Bleckinghe, Amsterdam.

6 EU government bodies

Research students

Current research students

Val Diggle. (Director of Sudies) A Poetics of Uncertainty - A Chorographic Survey of the Site of Glasney College, Penryn and the life of John Trevisa, Mediated through Locative Arts Practice.
David Devanny. (Director of Studies) A statistical analysis of the consequences of digitalisation on the practice and reception of poetry
Adam Russell - (Supervisor)  ‘Play as lived relation : non-instrumental interactions with player-character bodies in videogame narrative’
Oliver Sutherland - (Supervisor) Not playing: Nonlinear adoption of digital game production processes within contemporary art practice.
John Grierson (Supervisor)  Local Commercial Radio and Community Radio in South West Cornwall: Challenges of co-existence. Completed 2017

Number of research students supervised to completion: 1

Research degrees examined

Alan Greig (University of Sussex)  Images of Resistance in the Image-Machine of Control
Chris Meades (University of Bath Spa) Nearly Writing Nearlyology
Nicola Singh (University of Northumbria at Newcastle) Feminist Research Methods and Performance Writing in the Practice-based PhD
Gerry Smith (University of Edinburgh) The Everyday Always Happen to Someone Else: An Attempt at Practicing an Endotic-based Art
Heidi Smith (University of Middlesex) Sensing the Logic of Writing: Creative Writing Reimagined

Number of research degree examinations: 5


Areas of teaching

MFA. MA Performance Writing.

Courses taught

BA Creative Writing and MA Professional Writing, Falmouth
Performance Writing. University of the Arts, Bern, Switzerland
European Digital Literature. Erasmus IP. Univ. of Madrid Complutense

Professional engagement