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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., (2019), Driving into the Sun. Fremantle Press, Fremantle Press, Fremantle Press.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • 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,  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
  • Master of Arts,  'Vision and desire: Jim morrison's mythography beyond the death of god'.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Who is it that writes? Poetry and the plural self
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Amnesiac. A stage play. - and - playwriting migration: Silence, memory and repetition. an exegesis
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Homing
  • Master of Arts,  'Cooper street'(original screenplay) and "into the foreground - an examination of setting within the screenplay"
  • 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
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Swamp, walking the wetlands of the Swan coastal plain, with the exegesis 'a walk in the anthropocene'.
  • 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.

Co-principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Death's laughter
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Vulvodynia and autoethnography

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Violence and the other in the novels of carmel bird
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  The historian's daughter (a novel) monsters and memory (an essay)
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Framing anorexia: A play script and multidimensional investigation of anorexia.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Alexandre goes South: A novel and an essay, 'the modern adventure novel'.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Repositioning the denkbild: A painting investigation into deaths in custody in 21st century Australia.
  • Master of Arts,  'Inside schizophrenia: Mending the internal conflict' plus essay on schizophrenia
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Creatively pursuing persona: Finding identity through directing
  • 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
  • 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,  A fabulist's alternity & lovecraft and the grotesque sublime
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Constellations - a space in time that's filled with moving
  • Master of Arts,  The naming of places.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Writing as dancing: The dancer in your hands, a novella
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  The womb artist - a novel: Translating late discovery adoptee pre-verbal trauma into narrative.
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