Books / book chapters:
Jordan, S. (2013) 'The Myth of Edward Colston: Bristol Docks, the Merchant Elite and the Legitimisation of Authority 1860-1880' in Poole, S. (ed.) A City Built Upon the Water: Maritime Bristol 1750-1880. Bristol: Redcliffe Press, pp.175-196
Cox, K & Jordan, S. (2013) 'Philip Pullman’s Oxford: representations of the city of Oxford in His Dark Materials and Lyra’s Oxford' in Journal of Children's Literature Studies, March 2013
Jordan, S. (2013). 'Editing your Creative Writing' in Norris, S. ed. Studying Creative Writing. London: The Professional and Higher Partnership Ltd.
Jordan, S. (2012) ‘Teaching Aspects of Minimalism: Flash and Micro Fiction’ in Walker, E. Teaching Creative Writing: Practical Approaches. The Professional and Higher Partnership Ltd.
Jordan, S. (2012) ‘Using Web 2.0 in the Creative Workshop: Blogs and Wikis’ in Walker, E. Teaching Creative Writing: Practical Approaches. The Professional and Higher Partnership Ltd.
Cox, K., Fimi, D., Jordan, S. and North, K. (2011) 'Literary Walks: Exploring Cardiff Bay (UK) through E-Learning'. Proceedings of the Annual International Conference on Education & e-Learning. N.p.: Global Science and Technology Forum (GSTF) pp. 171-176. Available: http://dl.globalstf.org/
Gilbourne, D., Jones, R.L., Jordan, S. (2011). ‘Applied utility and the auto-ethnographic short story: Persuasions for, and illustrations of, writing critical social science’. Sport, Education and Society, (November) pp. 1-13
Jordan, S. (2009) 'Citadels' [Short Story] in The Spaces Inbetween, Cent, Spring/Summer 2009, pp. 82.
Jordan, S. (2008), ‘Getting to the Point—Minimalism and Creative Writing’ in Fundamental Love, Cent, Autumn/Winter 2008, pp.74-5.
Jordan, S. (2005), Journeys in the Dead Season, London, Macmillan.
Jordan, S., P Wardley & M Woollard (1999), 'Emergent Modernity in an Urban Setting: Nineteenth-Century Bristol Revealed in Property Surveys', Urban History, 26, 2 pp. 190-210.
Jordan, S. (1995) 'Regional Newspapers and Prosopography: A Neglected Source for Business History', Business Archives, 69, pp. 13-26.
Refereed conference papers:
Jordan, S. (July 24th 2010) Narratives of Power: The Construction of a Bristolian Elite, 1835-1939. A Second City Remembered: Rethinking Bristol's History, 1400-2000, Regional History Centre, University of the West of England, Bristol.
Jordan, S. (June 21st-23rd 2009.) Beyond the Boundary: Strategies to Extend and Support the Creative Writing Workshop, Great Writing 2009 Conference, National Institute for Excellence in the Creative Industries, Bangor University.
Jordan, S. (June 27th-29th 2008.) Supporting Student Creativity Through Technology, Great Writing 2008 Conference, National Institute for Excellence in the Creative Industries, Bangor University.
Jordan ,S., T Rafik & M Williams (1-5 March 2005) , ‘Use of Animations in delivering a Electronic Computer Aided Design Course through a Virtual Learning Environment’, Exploring Innovation in Education and Research, Tainan, Taiwan.
Jordan, S. (2-3rd April 1998) Urban History Group Conference, Leeds, 'The Taming of Demos and 'Electoral Poetics' After 1867: the Case of Bristol's Political Elite'.
Jordan, S. (August 26-30 1996) International Conference for the Association of History and Computing, Moscow, 'The Handling of Large textual Sources: the Identification and Analysis of an Urban Elite, 1871-1921'.
North, K. and Jordan, S. (November 2011) ‘Literary Tourism: Exploring Cardiff’, NAWE Conference, Northampton.
Dr Spencer Jordan is Programme Director for MA Humanities programmes; is a member of the editorial board of Creative Writing Studies; and a member of Literature Wales. He is the Chair of the English-language Panel for the 2012 Wales Book of the Year Award, the other two judges being Trezza Azzopardi and Sam Adams. This annual award is adjudicated by Literature Wales (Academi).
Spencer completed his PhD in 1999 at the University of the West of England, Bristol, (UWE) research that centred on a detailed prosopographical analysis of Bristolian political and economic elites between 1835 and 1939 (externally supervised by Professor Rick Trainor and Professor Sir David Cannadine). Before that Dr Jordan completed his MA thesis in 1993 at the Institute of Historical Studies, University of College London, before moving to UWE as a research associate on the Bristol Historical Databases Project.
In 1999 Dr Jordan gained a PGCE at the University of Keele; subsequently he was employed at UWE as Senior Co-ordinator for E-Learning before moving to UWIC in 2003 as Senior Learning Development Co-ordinator for the Learning and Teaching Development Unit. Since 2007 Dr Jordan has been teaching in UWIC’s Department of Humanities, predominantly creative writing, and had his first novel, Journeys in the Dead Season, published by Macmillan in 2005.
Dr Jordan’s particular teaching interests include historical fiction, especially the use of time and place within creative writing; the representation of ‘voice’; and the degree to which the use of new technology, especially Web 2.0, can assist the creative workshop.