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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.
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.
“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 & 22, München, 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.
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.
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
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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.
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.
‘“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.
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.
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.
‘“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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Professor Emeritus Warwick Slinn taught at Massey University for 36 years during which time he was also Head of the School of English and Media Studies (2002-07) and Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (2007). His research interests have focussed on nineteenth-century poetry, post-structuralist theory, and the production of subjectivities in language.
He is the author of Browning and the Fictions of Identity (1982), The Discourse of Self in Victorian Poetry (1991), Victorian Poetry as Cultural Critique: The Politics of Performative Language (2003), and several essays in companions to Victorian poetry published by Blackwell and Cambridge. He continues to publish scholarly reviews and serve on the advisory board for Victorian Literature and Culture, and recently revised his section on poetryfor Wiley-Blackwell’s New Companion (2014). He has contributed an essay on Browning’s Men and Women to the newly developed online and peer-reviewed resource BRANCH (Britain, Representation, and Nineteenth-Century History), and was commissioned to write the sections on “Robert Browning” and on “Poetry” for a three-volume encyclopedia on Victorian Literature to be published in 2015 by Wiley-Blackwell.
“Experimental Form in Victorian Poetry,” in The Cambridge Companion to Victorian Poetry, ed Joseph Bristow. Cambridge University Press, 2000. 46-66.
“Elizabeth Barrett Browning and the Problem of Female Agency,” in Tradition and the Poetics of Self in Nineteenth-Century Women’s Poetry, ed. Barbara Garlick. Rodopi, 2002. 43-55.
“Dramatic Monologue,” in A Companion to Victorian Poetry, eds Richard Cronin, Alison Chapman and Antony H. Harrison. Blackwell, 2002. 80-98.
Victorian Poetry as Cultural Critique. University of Virginia Press, 2003.
“Rossetti’s Elegy for Masculine Desire: Seduction and Loss in the House of Life,” in Haunted Texts: Studies in Pre-Raphaelitism in Honour of William E. Fredeman, ed. David Latham. University of Toronto Press, 2003. 53-69.
Review of The Dramatic Imagination of Robert Browning: A Literary Life, by Richard Kennedy and Donald Hair, in Victorian Studies, 50 (2008), 690-91.
Review of Narrative Means, Lyric ends: Temporality in the Nineteenth-Century British Long Poem, by Monique Morgan, in Victorian Studies, 53 (2011), 769-70.
“Future Discussion for Robert Browning Studies: A Virtual Roundtable,” with Isobel Armstrong, Sandra Donaldson, Herbert Tucker and John Woolford, Victorian Poetry, 50 (2012), 431-51.
“On Robert Browning’s Men and Women,” BRANCH: Britain, Representation and Nineteenth-Century History, ed Dino Franco Felluga. Extension of Romanticism and Victorianism on the Net. Web. September, 2014.
“Poetry,” in A New Companion to Victorian Literature and Culture, ed. Herbert F. Tucker. Wiley Blackwell, 2014. 333-48.
“Robert Browning,” “Poetry,” in Blackwell Encyclopedia of Victorian Literature, eds Dino Franco Felluga, Pamela K. Gilbert and Linda K. Hughes. Wiley Blackwell, to appear in 2015.
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