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School of English and Media Studies

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Contact details +64 (09) 414 0800

Dr Matthew Harris PhD, MA, BA

Lecturer

SoEMS - English and Expressive Arts Staff

Professional

Contact details

  • Ph: (09) 414 0800 ext.41663
    Location: AT 2.63, Atrium
    Campus: Albany

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy - Massey University (2012)
  • Master of Arts - The University of Auckland (2005)
  • Bachelor of Arts - The University of Auckland (2003)

Prizes and Awards

  • 2016 Sao Paulo International Short Film Festival - Brazil - Audience Favourite. For 'Madam Black'. - Sao Paulo International Short Film Festival (2016)
  • 2015 Gijon International Film Festival - Spain - Youth Jury Award for Best Short Film. For 'Madam Black'. - Gijon International Film Festival (2015)
  • New Zealand Film Awards (Moas) - Best Short Film 2017 - Rialto Channel New Zealand Film Awards (2017)
  • Prix du Public - Clermont Ferrand International Film Festival, France, 2016 - Clermont Ferrand International Film Festival (2016)
  • 2016 Festival Internacional de Cine de Almería - Spain - Best Screenplay. For 'Madam Black'. - Festival Internacional de Cine de Almería (2016)
  • Award for Best Short Film at 2012 Traverse City Film Festival for '43000 Feet' (NRO 2) - Traverse City Film Festival (2012)
  • 2016 Cleveland International Film Festival - USA - Audience Choice Award for Best Live Action Short Film/Comedy. For 'Madam Black'. - Cleveland International Film Festival (2016)
  • Audience Award for Short Film - 2015 Leeds International Film Festival - UK - For 'Madam Black'. - Leeds International Film Festival (2015)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

20th Century New Zealand Fiction 

Metafiction

Narratology

Thematics

21st Century Citizenship

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Communication and Media Studies (200100): Communication and Media Studies not elsewhere classified (200199): Cultural Studies (200200):
Curriculum and Pedagogy (130200): Education (130000): English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. LOTE, ESL and TESOL) (130204):
Film, Television and Digital Media (190200):
Languages, Communication And Culture (200000): Literary Studies (200500): New Zealand Literature (excl. Maori Literature) (200505):
Specialist Studies in Education (130300):
Studies In Creative Arts And Writing (190000)

Research Outputs

Journal

Harris, MJ. (2018). Owen Bullock. Poetry New Zealand. (52), 276-277Retreived from http://www.poetrynz.net/
[Book Review]Authored by: Harris, M.Edited by: Ross, J.
Harris, MJ. (2016). A syllogistic thesis schema. English in Aotearoa. 89, 44-49
[Journal article]Authored by: Harris, M.
Munn, D. (2015). Life lived outside. Le Roy. 3, 82-95 Retrieved from https://shop.perimeterbooks.com/collections/all-titles/products/le-roy-3-the-soft-issue
[Journal article]Contributed to by: Harris, M.
Harris, MJ. (2015). The places behind the place. Poetry New Zealand. Yearbook 2(50), 244-247Retreived from http://www.poetrynz.net/
[Book Review]Authored by: Harris, M.Edited by: Ross, J.

Book

Harris, M. (2016). What is going on here?. In Shelf Life Reviews, Replies and Reminiscences. (pp. 360 - 366). Auckland, New Zealand: Auckland University Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Harris, M.Contributed to by: Harris, M.

Creative Work

Harris, MJ.(2016). Madam Black. [Film]. New York, United States of America: New Zealand Film Commission
[Film or Video]Authored by: Harris, M.
Harris, MJ.(2015). Snooze Time. New York: The Wassiac Project
[Film or Video]Authored by: Harris, M.
Harris, MJ.(2012). 43000 Feet. Tribeca Film Festival, New York, United States of America
[Film or Video]Authored by: Harris, M.

Thesis

Harris, MJ. (2012). Metafiction in New Zealand from the 1960s to present day. (Doctoral Thesis)
[Doctoral Thesis]Authored by: Harris, M.Edited by: Ross, J.

Other

Harris, MJ. (2017). Michael O'Leary. (pp. 279 - 283). Massey University Press
[Other]Authored by: Harris, M.Edited by: Ross, J.
Harris, MJ. (2012). The immortal housemaid. (pp. 90 - 95). JAAM Collective (funded by Creative NZ/Toi Aotearoa)
[Other]Authored by: Harris, M.

Supervision and Teaching

Teaching

230.100 Introduction to Academic Writing

139.123 Creative Writing

119.155 Communication for Sciences

Media and Links

Head of School

Associate Professor Jenny Lawn

Email: J.M.Lawn@massey.ac.nz
Tel: 09 213 6337

Administration staff

Denise Bourne
Administrator - Manawatu
Email: D.Bourne@massey.ac.nz
Tel:  06 951 6112

Joanne Ervine
Senior Administrator - Auckland
Email: J.Ervine@massey.ac.nz
Tel: 09 213 6909

Janet Lowe
Business Services Manager - Manawatu
Email: J.M.Lowe@massey.ac.nz
Tel: 06 951 7752

Julie McKenzie
Academic Programme Administrator
Email: J.A.McKenzie@massey.ac.nz
Tel: 06 951 7421

Anne Meredith
Academic Programme Administrator - "Writing Papers"
Email: A.M.Meredith@massey.ac.nz
Tel: 06 951 7548

Kaitautoko Māori

Dr Tina Makereti
Email: T.R.Makereti@massey.ac.nz
Tel: 06 951 7494

Honorary research fellows

These academics are honorary research fellows of our school:

Dr Doreen D'Cruz
Associate Professor Joe Grixti
Dr Judith Dell Panny
Professor Russell Poole
Dr John Ross

College of Humanities and Social Sciences support staff

Claire Grant
Shared Campus Secretary - Wellington
Email: C.Grant@massey.ac.nz
Tel: 04 979 3597

Claire Jowsey
Shared Campus Secretary - Auckland
Email: C.Jowsey@massey.ac.nz
Tel: 09 212 7057

Marissa Penfold
Shared Campus Secretary - Auckland
Email: M.Penfold@massey.ac.nz
Tel: 09 213 6086

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