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Biography

Dr Pollnitz's interests include contemporary Australian Literature, particularly poetry, which he has written about in articles and reviews. While his interests in English poetry extend into the nineteenth-century, his research is focused on the Modernist period, notably D H Lawrence. He is preparing a variorum of the Poems for the Cambridge University Press edition of Lawrence's Works.

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Leicester - UK
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours), University of Adelaide

Research

Research keywords

  • Australian poetry
  • D H Lawrence
  • Editing
  • Twentieth-century literature

Research expertise

Most of my publications have been on twentieth-century writers, specifically poets, with a focus on D. H. Lawrence. Increasingly, the articles on D. H. Lawrence have also been focused on this writers' poetry, and on a series of articles about the transmission of the texts of Lawrence's poems and the problems of editing his poetry for the Cambridge University Press edition of Lawrence's _Works_. In addition to this focus, however, I have also regularly published on later twentieth-century Australian poets, notably Les Murray, John Scott and Alan Wearne. Included among this work is an article on the Australian verse novel.

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
200500Literary Studies80
190499Performing Arts And Creative Writing Not Elsewhere Classified20

Administrative

Administrative expertise

I have served as head of the discipline of English and convenor of the Honours English program, but my preference is for coordinating of undergraduate courses.

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • English literature

Teaching expertise

I have taught courses in English literature from the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries, but my specialist periods are English Romanticism, and Modernism. Currently, I also coordinate and teach courses on creative writing and a course on the uses of poetry in the secondary and primary classroom. As a published poet, I am frequently called on to supervise postgraduate students, both novelists and poets, in the Creative Writing program.

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Highlighted Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2001Cram D, Pollnitz CP, 'D. H. Lawrence as Verse Translator', The Cambridge Quarterly, 2 133-150 (2001) [C1]
2006Pollnitz CP, 'John A Scott', Australian Writers, 1975-2000, Gale Cengage, Detroit, Michigan 289-296 (2006) [B1]
2006Pollnitz CP, 'Travel and Transmission: Textual Instability in the Tourist Poems of Lawrence's Birds, Beasts and Flowers', Journal of D.H. Lawrence Studies, 59-89 (2006) [C1]
2005Pollnitz CP, 'The Censorship and Transmission of D.H. Lawrence's Pansies: The Home Office and the 'Foul-Mouthed Fellow'', Journal of Modern Literature, 28 44-71 (2005) [C1]
2002Pollnitz CP, Whistles in the wind: Melancholy songs for End-of-season, 1998, Black Inc., Best Australian Sports Writing 2002, ed. Garrie Hutchinson (2002) [J2]

Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

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Book (2 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Pollnitz CP, Lawrence DH, The Poems, D. H. Lawrence: Volume II Notes and Apparatus, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge (2013) [A1]
2013Pollnitz CP, Lawrence DH, The Poems, D. H. Lawrence: Volume I Poems, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 672 (2013) [A1]

Chapter (5 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2011Pollnitz CP, Kavanagh PL, 'A History', Completely Surrounded: Thirty Years of the Newcastle Poetry Prize, 1981-2011, Puncher & Wattmann, Glebe, NSW 3-5 (2011) [B2]
2009Pollnitz CP, 'Keeping his flag flying: Censorship and Lawrence?s poetry', Windows to the Sun: D. H. Lawrence's, Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, Madison, New Jersey 165-186 (2009) [B1]
2006Pollnitz CP, 'John A Scott', Australian Writers, 1975-2000, Gale Cengage, Detroit, Michigan 289-296 (2006) [B1]
2006Pollnitz CP, 'Alan Wearne', Australian Writers, 1975-2000, Gale Cengage, Detroit, Michigan 322-329 (2006) [B1]
2005Pollnitz CP, 'Murray, Les (1938-)', Encyclopedia of Post-Colonial Literatures in English, Routledge, London 1062-1064 (2005) [B2]
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Journal article (23 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Pollnitz CP, 'Christopher Pollnitz reviews Clear Brightness by Kim Cheng Boey', Mascara Literary Review, 1-3 (2013) [C3]
2012Pollnitz CP, 'D. H. Lawrence and Judith Wright: Overlapping modernisms', D. H. Lawrence Studies, 20 1-35 (2012) [C1]
2012Pollnitz CP, 'Writing the Australian bush: DH Lawrence's wildflowers', The Conversation, (2012) [C3]
2012Pollnitz CP, 'Bethan Jones, The last poems of D. H. Lawrence: Shaping a late style [Book Review]', Notes and Queries, 59 453-455 (2012) [C3]
2009Pollnitz CP, 'Botanists and poets: How to introduce an Asphodel', Journal of D. H. Lawrence Studies, 2 171-182 (2009) [C1]
2008Pollnitz CP, 'Selected poems, complete with warts', Journal of D. H. Lawrence Studies, 1 149-159 (2008) [C1]
2006Pollnitz CP, 'Travel and Transmission: Textual Instability in the Tourist Poems of Lawrence's Birds, Beasts and Flowers', Journal of D.H. Lawrence Studies, 59-89 (2006) [C1]
2005Pollnitz C, 'Editing D. H. Lawrences Collected Poems: The Composite Typescript and Base-Text', Script and Print: bulletin of the Bibliographical Society of Australia and New Zealand, 28 78-96 (2005) [C1]
2005Pollnitz CP, 'The Censorship and Transmission of D.H. Lawrence's Pansies: The Home Office and the 'Foul-Mouthed Fellow'', Journal of Modern Literature, 28 44-71 (2005) [C1]
2005Pollnitz CP, 'Homosexuality, Violence and Belonging in Kangaroo', The Journal of the D.H. Lawrence Society, 7-31 (2005) [C2]
2004Pollnitz CP, 'Australian Verse Novels', Heat, 7 229-252 (2004) [C1]
2004Pollnitz CP, 'Norman Talbot: In Memoriam', SOUTHERLY, 64 115-118 (2004) [C3]
2003Pollnitz CP, 'Watermarks in a Cigar Box: Findings in DH Lawrence's Manuscript Verse', D. H. Lawrence Review, 31 1-19 (2003) [C1]
2001Pollnitz CP, 'Criticism, Biography and Les Murray', Heat, New Series, No. 1 229-242 (2001) [C1]
2001Cram D, Pollnitz CP, 'D. H. Lawrence as Verse Translator', The Cambridge Quarterly, 2 133-150 (2001) [C1]
2001Pollnitz CP, 'Folie, Topography and Family in Murray's Middle-Distance Poems', Australian Literary Studies, 20, 2 43-63 (2001) [C1]
2000Pollnitz CP, 'A Primer for Postmoderns', Antipodes, 14 76-77 (2000) [C3]
2000Pollnitz CP, 'Smuggling the Heart into the New Millennium', Ulitarra, 17/18 190-198 (2000) [C3]
1999Pollnitz CP, 'The Monkey Puzzle Tree in ?Eden'', D. H. Lawrence Society Newsletter, No. 64 16-18 (1999) [C3]
1999Pollnitz CP, '"Sniffing the Humus: Where Did Lawrence's Pansies Spring From?"', Etudes Lawrenciennes, 20 (1999) 39-58 (1999) [C3]
1999Pollnitz CP, '?Combed into line': The Rhythm of Perception in [Robert] Gray's Verse', mETAphor, June 1999 16-22 (1999) [C3]
1998Pollnitz CP, '"[Review of] D. H. Lawrence, Sea and Sardinia, ed. Mara Kalnins, Cambridge: Cambridge UP"', Notes and Queries, 243 508-509 (1998) [C3]
1998Pollnitz CP, '"A Suburban Sunday"', D.H.Lawrence Society Newsletter, 62 15-16 (1998) [C3]
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Review (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2012Pollnitz CP, 'D.H. Lawrence. Last Poems', The Literary Encyclopedia (2012) [D2]

Creative Work (21 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Pollnitz CP, Satin bower bird; Kookaburra; White-bellied sea-eagle, Wahroonga, NSW (2013) [J2]
2012Pollnitz CP, American Idylls: I Mt Vernon, Mascara Literary Review, Wahroonga, NSW (2012) [J2]
2012Pollnitz CP, American Idylls: II New Jersey, Mascara Literary Review, Wahroonga, NSW (2012) [J2]
2012Pollnitz CP, American Idylls: III The Pierpont Morgan Library and Museum, Mascara Literary Review, Wahroonga, NSW (2012) [J2]
2012Pollnitz CP, American Idylls: V The Whitman Way, Mascara Literary Review, Wahroonga, NSW (2012) [J2]
2012Pollnitz CP, American Idylls: IV Ground Zero, Mascara Literary Review, Wahroonga, NSW (2012) [J2]
2010Pollnitz CP, Little Eagle and other poems, Warners Bay, NSW (2010) [J1]
2010Pollnitz CP, American Idylls: V Takoma, Poetry at the Pub (Newcastle) Inc, Hamilton, NSW (2010) [J2]
2002Pollnitz CP, Round 5, 2001: Freak goals, Black Inc., Best Australian Sports Writing 2002, ed. Garrie Hutchinson (2002) [J2]
2002Pollnitz CP, Round 20, 1999: Plugger redivivus, Black Inc., Best Australian Sports Writing 2002, ed. Garrie Hutchinson (2002) [J2]
2002Pollnitz CP, Round 16, 1999: Good-hair days, Black Inc., Best Australian Sports Writing 2002, ed. Garrie Hu (2002) [J2]
2002Pollnitz CP, New Year dirge: End-of-season, 1997, Black Inc., Best Australian Sports Writing 2002, ed. Garrie Hutchinson (2002) [J2]
2002Pollnitz CP, Whistles in the wind: Melancholy songs for End-of-season, 1998, Black Inc., Best Australian Sports Writing 2002, ed. Garrie Hutchinson (2002) [J2]
2002Pollnitz CP, Round 21, 1999: Totemism and exogamy, Black Inc., Best Australian Sports Writing 2002, ed. Garrie Hutchinson (2002) [J2]
2002Pollnitz CP, Round 14, 2001: Riesling light, Black Inc., Best Australian Sports Writing 2002, ed. Garrie Hutchinson (2002) [J2]
2002Pollnitz CP, Round 10, 2000: Sailing to Thirroul, Black Inc., Best Australian Sports Writing 2002, ed. Garrie Hutchinson (2002) [J2]
2002Pollnitz CP, 'Major Round 2001: I. m. Fos Williams, 1922?2001', Black Inc., Best Australian Sports Writing 2002, ed. Garrie Hutchinson (2002) [J2]
2001Pollnitz CP, 'The Factory-Worker in All Things'; 'Election Eve, Newcastle'; 'Spinifex as Blond Beast', Catchfire Press, Newcastle, N.S.W. (2001) [J2]
2000Pollnitz CP, Kissing Berkeley goodbye, Ulitarra Literary Association, Armidale (2000) [J2]
2000Pollnitz CP, Day of the Blue Tigers, Catchfire Press, Newcastle (2000) [J2]
2000Pollnitz CP, Spinifex as Blond Beast, Lake Macquarie City Council, Speers Point (2000) [J2]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants9
Total funding$34,108

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2007 (1 grants)

The 11th International D.H. Lawerence Conference, East wood and the The University of Nottingham, 16/8/2007 - 21/8/2007$1,700
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Christopher Pollnitz
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,70020072007
GNo:G0187397

2006 (1 grants)

2006 International D. H Lawrence Conference: The Poetics of Movement and Travel in D.H Lawrence 30 March - 1 April 2006$1,460
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Christopher Pollnitz
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,46020062006
GNo:G0186139

2004 (1 grants)

10th International D. H. Lawrence Conference: 26 June - 1 July 2005$2,373
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Christopher Pollnitz
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,37320042004
GNo:G0184987

2002 (1 grants)

Reception of D.H. Lawrence's poems, in the USA, for the Cambridge University Press Poems$6,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Christopher Pollnitz
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$6,50020022002
GNo:G0181322

1998 (1 grants)

Research for the Cambridge University Press variorum edition of D.H. Lawrence's Poems finalising the textual transmission of Pansies.$3,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Christopher Pollnitz
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$3,50019981998
GNo:G0177335

1997 (1 grants)

Documentary study of D H Lawrence's Fire and research for the Cambridge poems$5,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Christopher Pollnitz
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$5,00019971997
GNo:G0176592

1995 (1 grants)

Lawrence Project 1995: Variorum edition of the 'Poems' of DH Lawrence, for Cambridge University Press, in four volumes, focusing in 1995 on the apparatus for..$4,700
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Christopher Pollnitz
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$4,70019951995
GNo:G0174931

1993 (1 grants)

Lawrence Project 1993: Variorum Edition of Poems, for Cambridge University Press, in four volumes$4,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Christopher Pollnitz
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$4,00019931993
GNo:G0172765

1992 (1 grants)

Lawrence Project 1992 : Poems, Vols Ii And Iv$4,875
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Christopher Pollnitz
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$4,87519921992
GNo:G0174200
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions1
Total current UoN PhD EFTSL0.25

For supervisions undertaken at an institution other that the University of Newcastle, the institution name is listed below the program name.

Current Supervision

CommencedProposed
Completion
ProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
20072012PhD (English)Co-SupervisorComing Home

Past Supervision

YearProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
2014PhD (English)Co-Supervisor"The Convergence of the Twain": Romanticism and Naturalism in Thomas Hardy's Tragic Novels
2008PhD (English)Principal SupervisorPound's Imponderabilia: Space and Community in the Poetry of Ezra Pound
2008PhD (English)Co-SupervisorI Was Here
2008PhD (English)Principal SupervisorD A Contemporary Australian Dystopia: Novel and Critical Exegesis
2005M Creative Arts (English) [R]Co-SupervisorCharting Kate
2005PhD (English)Principal SupervisorD.H. Lawrence's Poetry. The Contemporary Reception
2004M Creative Arts (English) [R]Sole SupervisorAre You Reading Me? Character and Identity in the First-Person Voice
2003M Creative Arts (English) [R]Principal SupervisorFantastic Street
2003M Creative Arts (English) [R]Co-SupervisorFresh Fields: Dysart's Dilemma
2003PhD (English)Co-SupervisorKing Lear's Clothes: Addressing the Line in Twentieth Century Poetry
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Dr Christopher Pollnitz

Fax(02) 4921 6933
Email
PositionConjoint Senior Lecturer
School of Humanities and Social Science
Faculty of Education and Arts
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaEnglish
Office
McMullin,
Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/christopher-pollnitz