finding truth takes study...
(Imagines 2015)


Trinity College Dublin

Freie Universität Berlin (Free University Berlin) - Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst 

Universität der Künste Berlin (Berlin University of the Arts)


Dr. Creasy earned his PhD from the School of English, Trinity College Dublin. 

Creasy's research takes an interdisciplinary approach to poetry, poetics, music, art, history, and education. His PhD thesis was titled, ‘Another Chapter of the Unknown’: Poetics and Pedagogy at Black Mountain College, written under the supervision of Dr. Philip Coleman. Creasy's book, The Black Mountain Letters, was published in 2016 by Dalkey Archive Press.

Dr. Creasy is currently under contract with the University of New Mexico Press to produce a book titled, No Scholarly Measure: Robert Creeley's Lectures & Interviews 1980 - 2005, with an introduction and notes. 

Other research and teaching interests include contemporary U.S. poetry, U.S. and European cultural history, Irish literature and history, the arts in education, the philosophy of education, and learning technologies. Creasy is also interested in Writing Centre pedagogy, Writing Across the Curriculum, and practice-based work as an artist-scholar. He is Writing Mentor for the innovative "Uversity" program, a College of the National University of Ireland.

Creasy continues to work regularly at the James Joyce Cultural Centre in Dublin, delivering lectures, seminars and tours focused on Joyce's life and work, particularly Ulysses. Creasy contributed to a BBC Radio 4 programme, Walking with the Dead, hosted by Colm Toibin. He also created the radio documentary, The Big Book: James Joyce's Ulysses for Bloomsday 2014.

As an essayist, Creasy is a regular contributor to Los Angeles Review of Books, Dublin Review of Books, and Totally Dublin. He has given dozens of lectures and conference presentations throughout the United States and Europe.

In 2015, Creasy was funded by the German government through the prestigious DAAD scholarship to do research in the Bauhaus Archive in Berlin, where he also worked with colleagues in Freie Universität Berlin and Universität der Künste Berlin.

In September 2015, Creasy was a featured speaker at the University of North Carolina, Asheville, giving a lecture titled, College on Wheels: Uncovering Black Mountain in the Bauhaus Archive. Archive research has been particularly important to his creative and scholarly writing. He has worked in the Beinecke Rare Books Library at Yale University, the Dodd Research Center at the University of Connecticut, the North Carolina State Archives and elsewhere. 

His research has been funded by grants from Trinity College Dublin, University of North Carolina, the University of Connecticut and the German government. 

Jonathan Creasy in Egypt, 2012, where he reported on the revolution, Egyptian history and the Muslim Brotherhood administration. This included hours of interviews with young artists involved in the revolution.