Honorary research fellows

Dr Judith Dell Panny

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Qualifications: MA (First Class Hons) and PhD, Massey University

Contact details: dellpanny@clear.net.nz

Expertise

New Zealand Literature has been at the centre of Dell’s research interests. She was a Guest Professor at the Christian-Albrechts University of Kiel, where papers she taught included ‘The Development of the New Zealand Short Story’ and ‘Maori Culture and Literature’.

To facilitate her literary biography of author C. K. Stead, Dell gained a CLL Award (Copyright Licensing Ltd) in October 2006. Her next book, entitled Vincent O’Sullivan: Let the Writer Stand, considers the distinguished writer and academic’s contribution to New Zealand Literature. This major project, due for completion by the end of 2014, will be published by Steele Roberts. Of the fourteen chapters, two will be provided by Peter Whiteford, one by Paul Millar and one by Sebastian Black.

Dell enjoys writing stories and is devoted to tai chi. She is the Environment Convener for National Council of Women.

Selected publications

Books

Plume of Bees: A Literary Biography of C. K. Stead,Auckland, Cape Catley, 2009.

Editor ofCollectively Speaking: Te Manawa Art Society – the First Fifty Years, Wellington, Dunmore Press, 2009

John Bevan Ford: Paintings,Auckland, David Bateman Ltd, 2004.

Unfurling: Poems by Judith Dell Panny,Palmerston North, Dunmore Press, 2003.

I Have What I Gave: The Fiction of Janet Frame, revised edition, Palmerston North, Dunmore Press, 2002. (Wellington, Daphne Brasell Associates, 1992; New York, George Braziller, 1993.)

Turning the Eye: Patricia Grace and the Short Story,Christchurch,Lincoln University Press and Daphne Brasell Associates, 1997.

Essays

“Benign Xenophobia? The Testimony of Maori Literature”, Embracing the Other: Addressing Xenophobia in the New Literatures in English (Cross/Cultures 95), ed. Dunja M. Mohr, Amsterdam/New York, Rodopi, 2008.

“A Cultural-Historical Reading of Cousins by Patricia Grace”, Kōtare, Volume Six, ed. Peter Whiteford,Victoria University of Wellington, 2006.

“Inside the Spiral: Maori Literature in English”, Towards a Transcultural Future (Cross/Cultures 79), eds. Davis, Marsden, Ledent and Delrez,Amsterdam/New York, Rodopi, 2005.

"Tuwhare's Deep Talk", Literatur in Wissenschaft und Unterricht, XXXVI. 4, Wuerzburg, Verlag Koenigshausen & Neumann, 2004.

“Man’s Ignorance of the Human Compass: Janet Frame and the Wise Men”, Literatur in Wissenschaft und Unterricht, XXXII 1, Wuerzburg, Verlag Koenigshausen & Neumann, 1999.

Critical appraisal of "Snowman, Snowman" by Janet Frame, in Short Story Criticism, Vol 29  (hard-covered volume and CD-Rom/Galenet), Detroit, Gale Research Inc, 1998.

Potiki  by Patricia Grace”; “The Matriarch  by Witi Ihimaera”; “Mihi: Collected Poems  by  Hone Tuwhare”, in Kindlers Neues Literatur Lexikon, Bd. 21 & 22München, Kindler Verlag, 1998. 

“Frame, Janet  (Paterson)”, “Swans”, The Reference Guide to Short Fiction, St James Press, Chicago, 1994.

"A Hidden Dimension in the Fiction of Janet Frame", The Journal of New Zealand Literature, Volume 11, Dunedin, The Department of English, University of Otago, 1993.

“World and Underworld in Janet Frame’s Novels”, Mediating Cultures: Probleme des Kulturtransfers, Essen, Die Blaue Eule, 1992.

“Opposite and Adjacent to the Postmodern”, The Ring of Fire, ed. Professor Jeanne Delbaere, Aarhus, Dangaroo Press, 1992.

Professor Russell Poole

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Qualifications: BA, MA Otago, PhD Toronto

Current research projects

I am at present completing my edition of the Merlínússpá of Gunnlaugr Leifsson and other poems for “Skaldic Poetry in the Scandinavian Middle Ages”. A book-length project in progress is “Starcather: Forgotten hero of the Viking Age” (working title). I am also one of four editors of a projected collective volume provisionally entitled “Egil, the Viking Poet. New approaches to Egil’s Saga”. In various stages of completion and submission are article-length projects relating to the literary records of the Viking Age: topics include the cultivation of autobiographical memory; ideology of sovereignty; cultural transfers; and proverbial and admonitory discourse. I am also engaged in short projects on Old and Middle English poetry.

Distinctions

Fellow of the Royal Society of CanadaFellow of the New Zealand Academy of Humanities, Hon. Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand
Distinguished University Professor, emeritus, The University of Western Ontario
Formerly Professor of Medieval Studies (personal chair), Massey University

Selected publications

2004. Co-edited with Antonina Harbus: Verbal Encounters. Anglo-Saxon and Old Norse Studies for Roberta Frank. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
2004. “Claiming Kin, Skaldic-style.” In Verbal Encounters. Anglo-Saxon and Old Norse Studies for Roberta Frank. Ed. Antonina Harbus and R. Poole. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. Pp. 269-84.
2004. “Metre and metrics.” In A Companion to Old Norse-Icelandic Literature and Culture. Ed. Rory McTurk. Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture 31. Oxford: Blackwell. Pp. 265-84. Rpt 2007.
2004. “Myth, Psychology, and Society in Grettis saga.” alvíssmál 11: 3-16. Also published on-line: http://userpage.fu-berlin.de/~alvismal/11gretti.pdf
2004. “Old English Riddles.” Reallexikon der germanischen Altertumskunde. Ed. Heinrich Beck et al. Berlin: De Gruyter (RGA). Vol. 24, pp. 90-94.
2005. “The Nesjavísur of Sigvatr Þórðarson.” Mediaeval Scandinavia 15: 171-98.
2005. “Eduard Sievers.” RGA. Vol. 28, pp. 374-78.
2005. “Kindred, College, and Scholarship in the Life-work of Bertha Surtees Phillpotts.” In Women Medievalists and the Academy. Ed. J. Chance. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press. Pp. 200-12.
2005. “Poetic References from Skaldskaparmal.” In Jesse Byock, Snorri Sturluson. The Prose Edda. London: Penguin. Pp. 108-18.
2005. “Seeing ‘a little of the world’ (and not being able to change it) in Anne Brontë’s Agnes Grey.” In New Windows on a Woman’s World (Festschrift for Jocelyn Harris). Ed. Colin Gibson and Lisa Marr. Dunedin: Department of English, University of Otago. Vol. 2, pp. 259-76.
2005. “Sigvatr Þórðarson.” RGA. Vol. 28, pp. 382-86.
2005. “Skalde/Skalds.” RGA. Vol. 28, pp. 553-59.
2005. “Skaldische Dichtung/Skaldic Poetry.” RGA. Vol. 28, pp. 562-68.
2006. “‘Orð eftir orð’, ‘orð eftir orði’: the progress of the Dictionary of Old Norse Prose.” Scandinavian-Canadian Studies 15: 92-119 (review article). Also published on-line: http://lettuce.tapor.uvic.ca/cocoon/journals/scancan/article.htm?id=poole_1_15
2006. “Some southern perspectives on Starcatherus.” Viking and Medieval Scandinavia 2: 141-66.
2006. “Þulr.” Reallexikon der germanischen Altertumskunde. Ed. Heinrich Beck et al. Berlin: De Gruyter (RGA). Vol. 30, pp. 544-46.
2006. “Walkürenlied.” RGA. Vol. 33, pp. 142-43.
2006. “Wissensdichtung.” RGA. Vol. 34, pp. 145-49.
2007. “Ekphrasis: its ‘prolonged echoes’ in Scandinavia.” Viking and Medieval Scandinavia 3: 245-67.
2007. “Myth and Ritual in Eyvindr skáldaspillir’s Háleygjatal.” In Learning and Understanding in the Old Norse World: Essays in Honour of Margaret Clunies Ross. Ed. Judy Quinn, Tarrin Wills, Kate Heslop, and Anna Hansen. Turnhout: Brepols. Pp. 153-76.
2009. “In Quest of Saga Styles in Merlínússpá.” In Greppaminni. Rit til heiðurs Vésteini Ólasyni sjötugum. Ed. Margrét Eggertsdóttir et al. Reykjavík: Hið íslenzka bókmenntafélag. Pp. 307-22.
2009. “Poetic translation of verses in Grettis saga, with commentary.” In The Saga of Grettir. Trans. Jesse Byock. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
2009. “Verses of Halli stirði.” In Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages (SPSMA) II: Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 2: From c. 1036 to c. 1300. Ed. Kari Ellen Gade. Turnhout: Brepols. Vol. I, pp. 337-43.
2010. “‘Non enim possum plorare nec lamenta fundere’: Sonatorrek in a tenth-century context.” In Laments for the Lost: Medieval Mourning and Elegy. Ed. Jane Tolmie and Jane Toswell. Turnhout: Brepols. Pp. 173-200.
2010. “A disguised stage direction in the Wakefield-Towneley Second Shepherds’ Play.” Notes and Queries 255.3: 315-19.
2010. “Charms and incantations.” In Handbook of Medieval Studies: Concepts, Methods, Historical Developments, and Current Trends in Medieval Studies. Ed. Albrecht Classen. Berlin: De Gruyter (= HMS). Pp. 1700–05.
2010. “Didactic/gnomic poems.” In HMS. Pp. 1750–55.
2010. “Eduard Sievers.” In HMS. Pp. 2642–45.
2010. “Finnur Jónsson.” In HMS. Pp. 2376–80.
2010. “Icelandic, Danish, and Old Norse Studies.” In HMS. Pp. 685–705.
2010. “Þulir as Tradition-bearers and Prototype Saga-tellers.” In Creating the Medieval Saga. Versions, variability and editorial interpretations of Old Norse saga literature. Ed. Judy Quinn and Emily Lethbridge. Odense: University Press of Southern Denmark. Pp. 237-59.
2011. “Cyningas sigefæste mid gode: Anglo-Saxon contributions to the early advocacy of Óláfr Haraldsson of Norway.” In Old English Literature and the Old Testament. Ed. Michael Fox and Manish Sharma. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. pp. 266-91.
2012. (with Susan Carter) “Threshold to discipline discourse: An English literature first year limen into advanced literacy.” Australian Journal of Language and Literacy 35.1: 69-81.
2012. “Crossing the Language Divide: Anglo-Scandinavian Language and Literature.” Chapter 12 in Cambridge History of Early Medieval English Literature, 500-1150. Ed. Clare A. Lees. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Pp.579-606.
2012. “Haraldr hárfagri, Snjófríðardrápa.” In Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages I (= SPSMA I): Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 1: From Mythical Times to c. 1035. Ed. D. Whaley. Turnhout: Brepols. Pp. 67-70.
2012. “Torf-Einarr, lausavísur.” In SPSMA I, 129-38.
2012. “Guttormr sindri, Hákonardrápa.” SPSMA I, 155-70.
2012. “Eyvindr skáldaspillir, Háleygjatal.” In SPSMA I, 195-212.
2012. “Eyvindr skáldaspillir, lausavísur.” In SPSMA I, 213-35.
2012. “Tindr Hallkelsson, Hákonardrápa.” SPSMA I, 336-58.
2012. “Eyjólfr dáðaskáld, Bandadrápa.” In SPSMA I, 454-68.
2012. “Óláfr Haraldsson, lausavísur.” In SPSMA I, 517-31.
2012. “Sigvatr, Nesjavísur.” In SPSMA I, 556-77.
2012. “Anon, Liðsmannaflokkr.” In SPSMA I, 1014-28.

Dr John Ross

Qualifications: BA, MA: Victoria University of Wellington; PhD London

Contact details: j.c.ross@massey.ac.nz

Areas of expertise and interest

History of the book, in the UK and New Zealand (historical bibliography; I collaborated with K. A. Coleridge in contributing a chapter ‘Printing and production’ to the seminal study Book and Print in New Zealand: A Guide to Print Culture in Aotearoa, published in 1997); New Zealand literature; late 17th century and early-18th English literature, with especial interest in drama; Elizabethan and Jacobean drama and poetry; eighteenth century English novels. I have published, taught, and supervised or examined theses, in one or other of these fields. Since 2000 I have acted as lead examiner for two PhD theses, at Auckland and Massey Universities.

Selected publications

Books

George Eliot: A Bibliographical History. New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Publishers; London: The British Library, 2003. In collaboration with William Baker.

Harold Pinter: A Bibliographical History. London: The British Library; New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Publishers, 2005. In collaboration with William Baker.

The Lonely and the Alone: The Poetics of Isolation in New Zealand Fiction. Amsterdam & New York: Rodopi, 2011. In collaboration with Doreen D’Cruz.

Samuel Palmer of London, Printer (1717-1732): His Career, Printing and Ornament Stock. Oxford: Oxford Bibliographical Society. Forthcoming: submitted for copy-editing by the OBS editors; should be published in 2014 or 2015.

Articles

‘“Comedy Elevating Its Voice”: Tragic Intertextualities in Congreve’s The Double-Dealer.Bibliographical Society of Australia & New Zealand Bulletin [BSANZB], 25. 1& 2 (2001):135-44 (special issue: Printers & Readers: In Memoriam D. F. McKenzie 1931-1999). Reprinted in: Restoration: Studies in English Literary Culture, 1660-1700, 28. 2 (Fall 2004): 19-30.

‘Stephen Gosson and The Merchant of Venice,Notes & Queries, n.s. 50. 1 (2003): 36-37.

‘Harrison, George Bagshawe (1890-1991), university teacher and literary scholar.’ Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, edited by H. G. C. Matthews and Brian Harrison, 60 vols. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2004. Vol. 25, pp. 498-501.

‘Jevons, Thomas (1651/2-1688), actor and playwright.’ ODNB, Vol. 30, pp. 99-100.

‘Palmer, Samuel (bap. 1692, d. 1732), printer and historian of printing.’ ODNB, Vol. 528-29.

‘Robson, William (1785/6-1863), author and translator.’ ODNB, Vol. 47, p. 446.

‘Francis Twiss (bap. 1695, d. 1767), concordance compiler.’ ODNB, Vol. 55, pp. 732-33.

The Forerunner: An Intriguing New Zealand Little Magazine,’ BSANZB, 5th series, 28. 4 (2004 [published 2006]): 71-83.

Six short entries in: The Oxford Companion to the Book, edited by Michael F. Suarez & H. R. Woudhuysen. 2 vols. Oxford: OUP, 2010.

‘Charles Ackers Revisited: Biographical Details and Further Books,’ Script & Print: BSANZB 36. 2 (2012): 30-48.                          

Scholarly editing

The Turnbull Library Record, 37 (2004), for The Friends of the Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington.

Off the Record (2004 issue), for The Friends of the Alexander Turnbull Library.

Other writing (since 2000)

Reviewing

Review of: William Baker and Gerald N. Wachs, Tom Stoppard: A Bibliographical History. London: The British Library; New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll, 2010. Script & Print: BSANZB 37.1 (2013): 51-57.

Theatre reviewing for productions at Centrepoint Theatre and elsewhere, for The Dominion Post, or, more recently (since about 2008), for John Smythe’s website Theatreview.

Creative writing

‘“Companion of Ostriches”: The Testing of Job.’ One-act play, given amateur production, Wesley-Broadway Arts & Theology Centre, Palmerston North. Duplicated script now lodged with Playmarket, Wellington. Based on ‘The Book of Job,’ Old Testament.

‘Biblical Chicks.’ One-act play, given amateur production, same locale. Duplicated script now lodged with Playmarket. Four sequences, dealing with Eve, Mrs Noah, Hagar and Sarah, Ruth and Naomi.

‘Loyalty.’ Southern Ocean Review, 39 (April 2006): 33-35. Short story.

‘Belonging Somewhere.’ a fine line, November 2009, p. 21. Poem.

‘Hitting the Fan.’Poetry on Palmy: Poems about Palmerston North by Local Poets. Palmerston North: Published for Community Arts by Freedom Print, 2010 (unpaginated).

‘A Bofors Gun.’ a fine line, July 2011, p. 24. Poem.

‘Motelstown,’ ‘Being and not-yet-being.’ Poetry New Zealand, 47 (2013): 73-74. Poems.

‘A Routine Procedure.’ The Rangitawa Collection: Short Stories by New Zealand Authors 2013. Compiled and edited by Jill Darragh. Feilding: Rangitawa, 2013: 112-18.  Short story.

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