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Dr Marcella Polain

Senior Lecturer

Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 6322, Email: m.polain@ecu.edu.au, Campus: Mount Lawley, Room: ML17.214
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 6322
Email: m.polain@ecu.edu.au
Campus: Mount Lawley  
Room: ML17.214  

 

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Western Australia.
  • Graduate Diploma in Education, Other WA higher ed institution, 1985.
  • Graduate Diploma in English, 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 - 2014,  $24,879.
  • 'Deep Within My Soul': Recovering Memory in Bilingual Early Alzheimer's Patients,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Industry Collaboration - Grant,  2008 - 2013,  $84,302.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Creative Arts Research Outputs

  • Polain, M., (2015), A hill road. Westerly, Westerly Centre, UWA, Westerly Centre, UWA.
  • Polain, M., Uhlmann, P., Day, P., (2015), untitled (artist's book at Impact 9). IMPACT 9: Printmaking in the Post-Print Age: Critical and Creative Methods in the context of Contemporary Art and Society, China Academy of Art, HangZhou, China, fold.
  • Polain, M., (2015), 'Do not confuse it with any kind of absence'. Literary Ark 2014, Literary Ark April, 297-307, Yerevan, Armenia, AOKS.
  • Polain, M., Uhlmann, P., (2015), cloud stutter. IMPACT 9: Printmaking in the Post-Print Age: Critical and Creative Methods in the context of Contemporary Art and Society, China Academy of Art, HangZhou, China, fold.
  • Uhlmann, P., Polain, M., Pedersen, F., (2014), Conversations with ghosts. inConversation, Spectrum Project Space, Lyndall Adams, Renee Newman-Storen and Christopher Keuh.
  • Polain, M., (2014), Micheline Aharonian Marcom and the hamam shoes. Westerly, Perth, W.A., Westerly Centre, University of Western Australia.

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  CAROUSEL - NOVEL. WRITING INTO THE APOCALYPSE - AN EXAMINATION OF THE METHOD OF WRITING INTO THE DARK WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF POST-APOCALYPTIC FICTION.
  • 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'.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  CAROUSEL - NOVEL. WRITING INTO THE APOCALYPSE - AN EXAMINATION OF THE METHOD OF WRITING INTO THE DARK WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF POST-APOCALYPTIC FICTION.
  • Master of Arts,  'COOPER STREET'(ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY) AND "INTO THE FOREGROUND - AN EXAMINATION OF SETTING WITHIN THE SCREENPLAY"
  • Master of Arts by Research,  ONE NIGHT IN HONG KONG A NOVELLA AND SEXUALITY, DESIRE AND THE AGING FEMALE BODY AN ESSAY
  • Master of Arts,  'VISION AND DESIRE: JIM MORRISON'S MYTHOGRAPHY BEYOND THE DEATH OF GOD'.
  • 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,  AMNESIAC. A STAGE PLAY. - AND - PLAYWRITING MIGRATION: SILENCE, MEMORY AND REPETITION. AN EXEGESIS
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  HOMING
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  CREATIVITY AND ILLNESS: AN ANECDOTAL EXPLORATION OF A WRITING PRACTICE. COMING UNDONE: A COLLECTION OF POEMS & A THESIS AS AN ANECDOTAL EXPLORATION OF A WRITING PRACTICE
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  A COAT OF ASHES. A COLLECTION OF POEMS, INCORPORATING A METAFICTIONAL NARRATIVE - AND - POETRY, DAOISM, PHYSICS AND SYSTEMS THEORY: A POETICS. A SET OF CRITICAL ESSAYS.
  • 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

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  FRAMING ANOREXIA: A PLAY SCRIPT AND MULTIDIMENSIONAL INVESTIGATION OF ANOREXIA.
  • Master of Arts,  THE NAMING OF PLACES.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  REPOSITIONING THE DENKBILD: A PAINTING INVESTIGATION INTO DEATHS IN CUSTODY IN 21ST CENTURY AUSTRALIA.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  ALEXANDRE GOES SOUTH: A NOVEL AND AN ESSAY, 'THE MODERN ADVENTURE NOVEL'.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  THE HISTORIAN'S DAUGHTER (A NOVEL) MONSTERS AND MEMORY (AN ESSAY)
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  A FABULIST'S ALTERNITY & LOVECRAFT AND THE GROTESQUE SUBLIME
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  CREATIVELY PURSUING PERSONA: FINDING IDENTITY THROUGH DIRECTING
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  THE WOMB ARTIST - A NOVEL: TRANSLATING LATE DISCOVERY ADOPTEE PRE-VERBAL TRAUMA INTO NARRATIVE.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  VIOLENCE AND THE OTHER IN THE NOVELS OF CARMEL BIRD
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  MYFRIENDKOOLKILLER
  • 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,  WRITING AS DANCING: THE DANCER IN YOUR HANDS, A NOVELLA
  • 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).
  • Master of Arts,  'INSIDE SCHIZOPHRENIA: MENDING THE INTERNAL CONFLICT' PLUS ESSAY ON SCHIZOPHRENIA
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  CONSTELLATIONS - A SPACE IN TIME THAT'S FILLED WITH MOVING
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