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Contact details +64 (09) 414 0800  ext. 43339

Dr Mary Paul

Senior Lecturer

School of English and Media Studies

Professional

Contact details

  • Ph: 4140800 x43339
    Location: AT2:35, Atrium
    Campus: Albany

Research Expertise

Research Interests

New Zealand literature and culture

Robin Hyde studies

Literature lives and Neoliberalism

Thematics

21st Century Citizenship

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Languages, Communication And Culture (200000): Literary Studies (200500): Literary Theory (200525): Maori Literature (200504): New Zealand Literature (excl. Maori Literature) (200505):
Studies In Creative Arts And Writing (190000):
Studies In Human Society (160000)

Keywords

Literature and culture: New Zealand

New Zealand authors: Robin Hyde 

Literature/lives and Neoliberalism

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 0 3

Completed Projects

Project Title: Goodnight G.M.T: the autobiographical writing of robin hyde

Principal investigator Dr Paul; received a MURF grant for relief of teaching in Semester 1 2007 to enable her to further advance this edition of previously unpublished autobiographical manuscripts by New Zealand writer Robin Hyde (1906-1939). This grant enabled Mary to complete some final stages of this lengthy project resulting in the publication of Your Unselfish Kindness: Robin Hyde's Autobiographical Writings (Otago University Press, 2011). In this volume the manuscripts, many transcribed from original handwriting, are accompanied by 500 annotations, two long contextualizing essays, (c 25,000 words) introductions to each section, a chronology and index. Robin Hyde was already a well-known journalist and poet when in 1933 at age 28 she suffered a mental breakdown and became a voluntary patient in a lodge at Auckland Mental Hospital at Avondale. Here encouraged by her doctors (particularly G.M.T, Dr Gilbert Tothill) she wrote a compete autobiography, as well as journals and diaries about the experience of recovery at the lodge and about Auckland in the mid-1930s. The book has made a valuable contribution to several fields of research, not only New Zealand literary studies but also to the social history of New Zealand in the interwar period (particularly as regards women's lives) and attitudes to and practices round mental health.
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Date Range: 2007 - 2008

Funding Body: Massey University

Project Team:

Research Outputs

Journal

Paul, ME. (2017). Signature Poem - Robin Hyde. Jacket2. https://jacket2.org/commentary/%E2%80%98young-knowledge%E2%80%99-signature-poem-robin-hyde.
[Journal article]Authored by: Paul, M.
Paul, M. (2007). Robin Hyde (Iris Wilkinson), 1906-1939. Kotare. 7(1: Special Issue: Essays in New Zealand Literary Biography Series One: Women Prose Writers to World War I), 136-162 Retrieved from http://ojs.victoria.ac.nz/kotare/article/view/779
[Journal article]Authored by: Paul, M.
Paul, M. (2005). Mansfield's men: Review of Katherine Mansfield's men: Perspectives from the Katherine Mansfield birthplace lecture series, edited by Farrall, C., and Stafford, J., (2005). Journal of New Zealand Literature. 23(2), 123-129 Retrieved from http://www.jstor.org/stable/20112407
[Journal article]Authored by: Paul, M.
Paul, M. (2001). Robin Hyde: A political reading. How2. 1(6) Retrieved from http://www.asu.edu/pipercwcenter/how2journal/archive/online_archive/v1_6_2001/current/readings/hyde/paul.html
[Journal article]Authored by: Paul, M.

Book

Paul, ME. (2011). A Fortuitous Moment. In Your Unselfish Kindness. (pp. 17 - 61). Dunedin, New Zealand: Otago University Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Paul, M.
Paul, ME. (Ed.) (2011). Your unselfish kindness: Robin Hyde's autobiographical writings. Dunedin, New Zealand: Otago University Press
[Edited Book]Authored by: Paul, M.Edited by: Paul, M.
Edmond-Paul, M. (Ed.) (2008). Lighted windows: Critical essays on Robyn Hyde. Dunedin, New Zealand: Otago University Press
[Edited Book]Authored by: Paul, M.
Paul, ME. (2008). Dark torch. In M. Edmond-Paul (Ed.) Lighted Windows. (pp. 15 - 28). Dunedin, New Zealand: University of Otago Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Paul, M.
Paul, ME. (Ed.) (2008). Lighted windows: Critical essays on Robin Hyde. Dunedin, NZ: Otago University Press
[Edited Book]Edited by: Paul, M.
Kavka, M., Lawn, J., & Paul, M. (Eds.) (2006). Gothic NZ: The darker side of kiwi culture. Dunedin, NZ: Otago University Press
[Edited Book]Edited by: Lawn, J., Paul, M.

Conference

Paul, ME.Sunstitution and secluison in Life Writing teaching.. . AUT
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Paul, M.
Paul, ME. (2015). Fear of Victimhood. , History of the Emotions
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Paul, M.
Paul, ME.Fear of Victimhood. . Victoria University Wellington
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Paul, M.
Pugsley, C., & Paul, ME. (2015, November). Panel discussion War Writing. Presented at Waiheke Literary Festival. Oneroa, Waiheke Island.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Paul, M.Contributed to by: Paul, M.
Paul, ME.(2015, February). Victorian novels and our heritage. .
[Conference]Authored by: Paul, M.
Paul, ME.The Opportunities of Life Writing: sharing stories and finding forms. . Massey University Wellington
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Paul, M.
Paul, ME. (2014). Questions of Social Memory and Abjection in Contemporary Aotearoa New Zealand, the country once known as "the women's isle.". , Neoliberalism in Everyday Life
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Paul, M.
Paul, ME.(2014, September). Questions of social memory and abjection in contemporary Aotearoa New Zealand, the country once known as 'the women's isle'.. .
[Conference]Authored by: Paul, M.
Paul, ME. (2009, June). Angela Carter: The De-Mythologising Business. Presented at Angela Carter: A Critical Exploration Conference. The University of Northampton.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Paul, M.
Paul, ME.Tactical Performances: Writing across worlds: Neoliberalism in the works of patricia Grace and Alice Tawhai. Identity and Politics Panel. . Waterford, Ireland
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Paul, M.
Paul, ME. (2009, May). Tactical Performances: Writing across worlds: Neoliberalism in the works of Patricia Grace and Alice Tawhai. Identity and Politics Panel. Presented at Postcolonial Studies Association Conference. Waterford, Ireland.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Paul, M.
Paul, ME. (2009, June). Angela Carter: The de-mythologising business. Presented at Angela Carter: A critical Exploration. University of Northhampton.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Paul, M.
Paul, ME. (2005, January). Robin Hyde's autobiographies: Putting writing-in-bed on the table. Presented at Paradise: New Worlds of Books & Readers Conference. Wellington, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Paul, M.
Paul, ME. (2005, July). Wednesday's children: Robin Hyde's 'grief work'. Presented at AULLA 33 and FILLM 23 Joint Congress. Cairns, QLD.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Paul, M.

Other

Paul, ME., & Sandbrook, PA. (2017). Adaptation of Passport to Hell by Robin Hyde for RNZ. Produced by Prue Langbein. RNZ
[Other]Authored by: Paul, M., Sandbrook, P.
Paul, ME. (2015, November). Robin Hyde's War Writing panel with war historian Chris Pugsley.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Paul, M.
Paul, ME. (2013, August). 'Robin Hyde: A dangerous gift'.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Paul, M.
Paul, ME., Wedde, I., Leggott, M., Edmond, M., & Sharpe, I. (2012). Young Knowledge a Public Conversation with Poet Laureate Ian Wedde and others, a National Library event.. NZEPC
[Other]Authored by: Paul, M.Contributed to by: Paul, M.
Paul, M. (2013, May). Reading the world. In Auckland Writers and Readers Festival 2013. Presented at Auckland, New Zealand.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Paul, M.
Edmond, M., Leggott, M., Paul, M., Sharp, I., & Wedde, I. (2012, October). Young knowledge. In National Library of New Zealand's series of events in the NZ Poet Laureate programme, Auckland, New Zealand.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Paul, M.
Paul, M. (2012, September). Your unselfish kindness. In 17th Annual Going West Festival 2012: Books and Writers Festival: Alway Amost: Never Quite, Auckland, New Zealand.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Paul, M.
Paul, M. (2012, August). Your unselfish kindness. In Ladies Litera-Tea, Raye Freedman Arts Centre, Auckland, New Zealand.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Paul, M.
Paul, ME. (2009). Robin Hyde 1906-1939. Literary Encyclopaedia
[Other]Authored by: Paul, M.
Paul, ME. (2009, August). Robin Hyde in Auckland. In Federation of Graduate Women Devenport, Auckland.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Paul, M.
Paul, ME. (2009, April). Robin Hyde's Life Writing: a New Story of Kindness. Presented at English Colloquium Hawai'i University Manoa.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Paul, M.
Paul, ME. (2008, May). Exhibition opening. In Waikato Art Museum, Hamilton.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Paul, M.
Paul, ME. (2002, September). The necessity of leaving: Ingratitude, improvidence and trouble - Katherine Mansfield, Jean Devanny and Robin Hyde. : Women Writers in Wellington Lunchtime Talks.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Paul, M.
Paul, ME.Robin Hyde's Life Writing: A new story of kindness. In The New Zealand Studies Centre, Birkbeck, University of London.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Paul, M.

Consultancy and Languages

Consultancy

  • 2003 ongoing - Journal of New Zealand Literature
    Member Editorial Board

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Supervisor 2 1
CoSupervisor 0 1

Current Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

  • Janine Irvine - PhD
    My story, your story, their story, our story: Life writing and local history.
  • Louisa Berry - PhD
    Is the fringe the future? The challenge of imagining alternative ways of being from within neoliberal capitalism

Completed Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

CoSupervisor of:

  • 2006 - Ms Jane Nicole Le Marquand - PhD
    I'm not a Woman Writer but......': Gender matters in New Zealand Women's Short Fiction 1975 - 1955.

Head of School

Associate Professor Jenny Lawn

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

Administration staff

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

Janet Lowe
Academic Services Administrator - 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

College of Humanities and Social Sciences support staff

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

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

Honorary research fellows

These academics are honorary research fellows of our school:

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

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