Dr Christopher Pollnitz

Conjoint Senior Lecturer

School of Humanities and Social Science (English)

Career Summary

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.

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.

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.

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.


Qualifications

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

Keywords

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

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
190499 Performing Arts and Creative Writing not elsewhere classified 20
200599 Literary Studies not elsewhere classified 80
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Book (2 outputs)

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

Chapter (5 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2011 Pollnitz CP, Kavanagh PL, 'A History', Completely Surrounded: Thirty Years of the Newcastle Poetry Prize, 1981-2011, Puncher & Wattmann, Glebe, NSW 3-5 (2011) [B2]
2009 Pollnitz 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]
2006 Pollnitz CP, 'John A Scott', Australian Writers, 1975-2000, Gale Cengage, Detroit, Michigan 289-296 (2006) [B1]
2006 Pollnitz CP, 'Alan Wearne', Australian Writers, 1975-2000, Gale Cengage, Detroit, Michigan 322-329 (2006) [B1]
2005 Pollnitz CP, 'Murray, Les (1938-)', Encyclopedia of Post-Colonial Literatures in English, Routledge, London 1062-1064 (2005) [B2]
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Journal article (22 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2013 Pollnitz CP, 'Christopher Pollnitz reviews Clear Brightness by Kim Cheng Boey', Mascara Literary Review, 1-3 (2013) [C3]
2012 Pollnitz CP, 'Writing the Australian bush: DH Lawrence's wildflowers', The Conversation, (2012) [C3]
2012 Pollnitz CP, 'Bethan Jones, The last poems of D. H. Lawrence: Shaping a late style [Book Review]', Notes and Queries, 59 453-455 (2012) [C3]
2012 Pollnitz CP, 'D. H. Lawrence and Judith Wright: Overlapping modernisms', D. H. Lawrence Studies, 20 1-35 (2012) [C1]
2009 Pollnitz CP, 'Botanists and poets: How to introduce an Asphodel', Journal of D. H. Lawrence Studies, 2 171-182 (2009) [C1]
2008 Pollnitz CP, 'Selected poems, complete with warts', Journal of D. H. Lawrence Studies, 1 149-159 (2008) [C1]
2006 Pollnitz 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]
2005 Pollnitz 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]
DOI 10.2979/JML.2005.28.3.44
2005 Pollnitz CP, 'Homosexuality, Violence and Belonging in Kangaroo', The Journal of the D.H. Lawrence Society, 7-31 (2005) [C2]
2005 Pollnitz 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]
2004 Pollnitz CP, 'Norman Talbot: In Memoriam', SOUTHERLY, 64 115-118 (2004) [C3]
2003 Pollnitz CP, 'Watermarks in a Cigar Box: Findings in DH Lawrence's Manuscript Verse', D. H. Lawrence Review, 31 1-19 (2003) [C1]
2001 Cram D, Pollnitz CP, 'D. H. Lawrence as Verse Translator', The Cambridge Quarterly, 2 133-150 (2001) [C1]
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2001 Pollnitz CP, 'Folie, Topography and Family in Murray's Middle-Distance Poems', Australian Literary Studies, 20, 2 43-63 (2001) [C1]
2001 Pollnitz CP, 'Criticism, Biography and Les Murray', Heat, New Series, No. 1 229-242 (2001) [C1]
2000 Pollnitz CP, 'A Primer for Postmoderns', Antipodes, 14 76-77 (2000) [C3]
2000 Pollnitz CP, 'Smuggling the Heart into the New Millennium', Ulitarra, 17/18 190-198 (2000) [C3]
1999 Pollnitz CP, '"Sniffing the Humus: Where Did Lawrence's Pansies Spring From?"', Etudes Lawrenciennes, 20 (1999) 39-58 (1999) [C3]
1999 Pollnitz CP, 'The Monkey Puzzle Tree in ?Eden'', D. H. Lawrence Society Newsletter, No. 64 16-18 (1999) [C3]
1999 Pollnitz CP, '?Combed into line': The Rhythm of Perception in [Robert] Gray's Verse', mETAphor, June 1999 16-22 (1999) [C3]
1998 Pollnitz CP, '"A Suburban Sunday"', D.H.Lawrence Society Newsletter, 62 15-16 (1998) [C3]
1998 Pollnitz CP, '"[Review of] D. H. Lawrence, Sea and Sardinia, ed. Mara Kalnins, Cambridge: Cambridge UP"', Notes and Queries, 243 508-509 (1998) [C3]
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Review (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2012 Pollnitz CP, 'D.H. Lawrence. Last Poems', The Literary Encyclopedia (2012) [D2]

Creative Work (21 outputs)

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

Summary

Number of grants 9
Total funding $34,108

Click on a grant title below to expand the full details for that specific grant.


20071 grants / $1,700

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

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Christopher Pollnitz
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0187397
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20061 grants / $1,460

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

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Christopher Pollnitz
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo G0186139
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20041 grants / $2,373

10th International D. H. Lawrence Conference: 26 June - 1 July 2005$2,373

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Christopher Pollnitz
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0184987
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20021 grants / $6,500

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Christopher Pollnitz
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2002
GNo G0181322
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19981 grants / $3,500

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

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Christopher Pollnitz
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1998
Funding Finish 1998
GNo G0177335
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19971 grants / $5,000

Documentary study of D H Lawrence's Fire and research for the Cambridge poems$5,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Christopher Pollnitz
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1997
Funding Finish 1997
GNo G0176592
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19951 grants / $4,700

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

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Christopher Pollnitz
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1995
Funding Finish 1995
GNo G0174931
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19931 grants / $4,000

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Christopher Pollnitz
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1993
Funding Finish 1993
GNo G0172765
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19921 grants / $4,875

Lawrence Project 1992 : Poems, Vols Ii And Iv$4,875

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Christopher Pollnitz
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1992
Funding Finish 1992
GNo G0174200
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed11
Current0

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015 PhD Getting Here
Literature, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2014 PhD "The Convergence of the Twain": Romanticism and Naturalism in Thomas Hardy's Tragic Novels
Literature, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2008 PhD I Was Here
Literature, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2008 PhD Pound's Imponderabilia: Space and Community in the Poetry of Ezra Pound
Literature, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2008 PhD D A Contemporary Australian Dystopia: Novel and Critical Exegesis
Literature, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2005 PhD D.H. Lawrence's Poetry. The Contemporary Reception
Literature, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2005 Masters Charting Kate
Literature, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2004 Masters Are You Reading Me? Character and Identity in the First-Person Voice
Literature, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Sole Supervisor
2003 PhD King Lear's Clothes: Addressing the Line in Twentieth Century Poetry
Literature, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2003 Masters Fresh Fields: Dysart's Dilemma
Literature, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2003 Masters Fantastic Street
Literature, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
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Dr Christopher Pollnitz

Position

Conjoint Senior Lecturer
School of Humanities and Social Science
Faculty of Education and Arts

Focus area

English

Contact Details

Email christopher.pollnitz@newcastle.edu.au
Fax (02) 4921 6933

Office

Building McMullin
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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