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Dr Marcella Polain

Senior Lecturer

Contact Information Telephone: (61 8) 9370 6322, Email: m.polain@ecu.edu.au, Campus: Mount Lawley, Room: ML17.214
Staff Member Details
Telephone: (61 8)  9370 6322  
Email: m.polain@ecu.edu.au   
Campus: Mount Lawley  
Room: ML17.214  

 

Staff Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Western Australia .
  • Graduate Diploma in Education, Other WA higher ed institution, 1985 .
  • Graduate Diploma, Curtin University of Technology, 1984 .
  • Bachelor of Arts, Curtin University of Technology, 1982 .

Research

Recent Research Grants

  • `The stubborn murmur?: The Armenian Genocide in artistic decision.,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Early Career Researcher Grant - 2012 (Round 1),  2012 - 2013,  $24,879.
  • 'Deep Within My Soul': Recovering Memory in Bilingual Early Alzheimer's Patients,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Industry Collaboration - Grant,  2008 - 2011,  $84,302.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Creative Works

  • Polain, M., (2013), The Curtain Man. ANTIthesis, Melbourne.
  • Polain, M., (2012), Vanessa Wallace: emerging from ground - Artist Profile. Imprint Volume 47 Number 4, Fitzroy, Victoria.
  • Polain, M., (2012), A calf is an animal. Westerly, Perth, Western Australia.
  • Francis, M., Pollitt, J., Leach, P., Polain, M., (2012), Quiet Beast. Quiet Beast, Venn Gallery.
  • Polain, M., (2012), Quiet beast - text. Quiet beast, Venn Gallery.
  • Polain, M., (2011), Beautiful negatives. The Kid on the Karaoke Stage and other stories, Fremantle.
  • Polain, M., (2010), Sleep without Cameras. Westerly Vol 55 Issue 2 Dec 2010, Perth, Western Australia.
  • Polain, M., (2009), the trouble with morphine. Poetica 5 September, Radio National.
  • Polain, M., (2009), morphia. Poetica 5 September, Radio National .
  • Polain, M., (2009), Boiling jam at Christmas. Zeitschrift fur Australienstudien, Nummer 22/23 2009 p.86, Austria.
  • Polain, M., (2012), Writing with an ear to the ground: the Armenian Genocide's 'stubborn murmur'. CREATEC Symposium: Catastrophe and Creativity, Edith Cowan University, Mount Lawley.
  • Polain, M., (2012), Burn - a reading from Driving into the Sun. CREATEC Symposium: Catastprophe and Creativity, Edith Cowan University, Mount Lawley.
  • Polain, M., (2012), Quiet beast - voice performance. Quiet beast, Venn Gallery.

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • Master of Arts,  'cooper Street'(original Screenplay) And "into The Foreground - An Examination Of Setting Within The Screenplay".
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Swamp, Walking The Wetlands Of The Swan Coastal Plain, With The Exegesis 'a Walk In The Anthropocene'..
  • Master of Arts,  'vision And Desire: Jim Morrison's Mythography Beyond The Death Of God'..
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Homing.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  "wonderfully Ordinary" Words From A Romantic Archive Of Elizabeth Jolley's Writing For Students: Creative Process As A Garland Of Fragments.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Who Is It That Writes? Poetry And The Plural Self.

Co-principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Death's Laughter.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Vulvodynia And Autoethnography.

Associate Supervisor

  • Master of Arts,  'inside Schizophrenia: Mending The Internal Conflict' Plus Essay On Schizophrenia.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Framing Anorexia: A Play Script And Multidimensional Investigation Of Anorexia..
  • Master of Arts,  The Naming Of Places..
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Mind The Gap - An Examination Of The Pause In Modern Theatre; Shadows - A Play (major Creative Work); Bank Accounts - A Collage Of Monologues (minor Creative Work)..
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  No Place For A White Woman? An Exploration Of The Interplay Of Gender, Race And Class On Power Relations Experienced By White Western Women In Cross- Cultural Settings.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Myfriendkoolkiller.
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