Jeremy Scott Ecke, Ph.D.

Interim Associate Dean for College Operations,
Associate Professor

Office: 201-G Fine Arts
Office Phone: 501-916-6687


Educational Background

  • Ph.D., English with Linguistic Emphasis, University of California at Berkeley, 2009
  • B.A., Highest Honors, University of California at Davis, 2000

Academic and Administrative Positions

Interim Associate Dean of College Operations, CHASSE, July 2022-Current

Director of Undergraduate Research, UA Little Rock, August 2019-June 2022

Associate Professor, Chair, Department of English, UA Little Rock, June 2018-June 2022

Director of Signature Experience Research and Creative Works Program, UA Little Rock, August 2018-August 2019

Student Success Coordinator, Department of English, UA Little Rock, August 2016-May 2018

Assistant Professor, Department of English, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, August 2012-May 2018

Assistant Professor, Department of English, Belmont University, Nashville Tennessee, August 2010-May 2012

Holloway Postdoctoral Fellow in Poetry and Poetics, Department of English, University of California at Berkeley, June 2009-July 2010

Teaching Associate, Department of English, University of California at Berkeley, Spring 2004-Spring 2009

Areas of Focus

  • Metrics and Poetics: Rhyme, Alliteration, and Phonology
  • Linguistic Approaches to Literature
  • The History and Structure of English & English as a World Language

Selected Publications

Ecke, Jeremy. “Crowdsourcing: Language, Culture, and Student Exchange.” ESL Studies:  Current Issues and Strategies, ed. Elena Polyudova, Cambridge Scholars Press, 2018. Print.

Ecke, Jeremy. “Na Ilka Daie Leid: Poetry and Linguistic Preservation,” Tłumaczenie pezji-negocjowanie wyobraźni. Poszukiwaniu formy. Warsaw: UKSW Press, 2017. Print.

Ecke, Jeremy. “Let all your Verse be Literall: Innovation and Identity in Scottish Alliterative Verse.” Medievalia et Humanistica, New Series, Number 41 (Reinhold F. Glei and Maik Goth, eds.), Rowan & Littlefield, 2016. Print.

Selected Presentations

“Concatenation, Constituency, and the Alliterative Line.” Frontiers in Comparative Metrics III. Estonia, September 2017. 

“Crowdsourcing: Language, Culture, and Student Exchange.” English as a Second Language Studies: Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association, November 13, 2016.

“The Poetics of Translation and Transmission in Synthetic Scots.” Tłumaczenie poezji –negocjowanie wyobraźni: W poszukiwaniu formy (Poetry Translation – Negotiating the Imagination: Quest for Form), Uniwersytet Kardynała Stefana Wyszyńskiego, Warsaw, October 20, 2016.

“Engaging English: An Active Approach to English Grammar Instruction.” Expo Internacional Lengua y Cultura: La Lingüística y los Idiomas, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Hidalgo, September 30, 2015.

“Yo’ Sto’: Community and Language from MLK to Central High.” Arkansas Philological Association Conference, Arkansas State, Oct. 15-17, 2015.

 “Linguistic and Cultural Exchange in World Englishes.” Keynote Speech: 2014 International Language and Culture Expo: Interculturality and Languages, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Hidalgo. September 24, 2014.

 “Let all your Verse be Literal: Innovation and Identity in Scottish Alliterative Verse.” Writing Identity: 14th International Conference of Medieval and Renaissance Scottish Literature. Ruhr University, Bochum, Germany. July 28-31, 2014.

“Meter, Measure, and Interpretability: A Morphology of Medieval Poetics.” 48th International Congress on Medieval Studies. Kalamazoo, MI. May 9-12, 2013.

“Alliteration and Innovation: Rethinking the Alliterative Line.” Folklore Society, the University of Tartu, and the Warburg Institute. Alliterativa Causa: A Conference about Alliteration and Prose. Warburg Institute, London, UK. 18 January 2013.

“The Development of Form & Genre in 15th & 16th Century Alliterative Verse.” International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, May 12-15, 2011.

“Voice and Performance in Anglo-Saxon Poetry.” Sewanee Medieval Colloquium: Voice, Gesture, Memory, and Performance in Medieval Texts, Culture, and Art, April 8-9, 2011.

“The Metrical Imagination.” The Marco Manuscript Workshop: Department of English, University of Tennessee. February 5, 2011.

“The Riddle of Reading Runes & Intertextuality in the Franks Casket.” God is in the Details: A Reflection on Methodology in the Humanities, Università degli Studi di Milano, June 10-11, 2010.

“Medieval Measure: A New Alliterative Line.” Modern Language Association Annual Convention, Philadelphia, December 2009.

“Miscellany and Macaronic Meters: Alliterative Appropriation of French Poetic Form.” Rencontres Franco-Américaines, Linguistique et Littérature, École Normale Supérieure, Paris, France, June 19, 2008.

“Grammatical Estrangement.” Berkeley Language Center’s Lecture Series, May 2005. Excerpt published in the Berkeley Language Center Newsletter, Fall 2005.

“Reading ‘Alliteratively’: The Middle English Pearl and the Allegory of Artifice.” Poetic Fest: Stanford University, May 14, 2005.