Jerome Fletcher

Job title
Associate Professor of Performance Writing

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

At present I am awaiting the outcome of an AHRC Large Grant bid on Interactivity and Performativity submitted in conjunction with a number of UK universities including Dundee, Edinburgh Napier and Bedfordshire, as well as European universities (Bergen and Potsdam) and external partners. My role within the project will be a praxis-based investigation of how performativity functions within digital text apparatuses. This will involve the development of new works of digital text, in collaboration with Random House digital publishing and others. This project comes off the back of the ELMCIP project (Electronic Literature as a Model of Creativity in Practice). This was a three-year, European-funded project researching e-literature and networked communities in which I was a principal investigator. My outcomes included:

  1. Falmouth Conference/workshop at
 Arnolfini, Bristol. This specifically addressed the relationship between e-literature and performance, performativity across the digital environment and the location of the body in digital text performance.
  2. Curation of performances at Remediating the Social, the final conference in Edinburgh (December 2012)
  3. Editing an issue of Performance Research Journal dedicated to e-literature and performance in the European context.
  4. A survey of e-literature performance contexts.

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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 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.


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


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


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



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. 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. A statistical analysis of the consequences of digitalisation on the practice and reception of poetry
Shelley Hodgson. Radio, Voice and Experimental Writing (with Plymouth University)


Areas of teaching

MFA. MA Performance Writing.

Courses taught

Performance Writing. University of the Arts, Bern, Switzerland
European Digital Literature. Erasmus IP. Univ. of Madrid Complutense

Professional engagement