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Emeritus Professor Lawrence Jones

MA, PhD (UCLA)

Email lawrence.jones@otago.ac.nz
Office 1S2
First Floor
Arts Building
Albany Street
Dunedin

Mail Department of English & Linguistics
University of Otago
PO Box 56
Dunedin 9054
New Zealand

Expertise

Victorian literature, New Zealand studies.

Teaching

ENGL 351 Special Topic: The Jazz Life in Text and Film: Biography, Autobiography, Oral History, Fiction

Possible Supervision

Has supervised theses on George Crabbe, Mrs. Gaskell, H. D. Thoreau, George Eliot, Thomas Hardy, D. H. Lawrence, many topics in NZ fiction and poetry, William Carlos Williams, Robert Frost, Elizabeth Bishop.

Current Research

Present research project: a history of New Zealand writers in relation to their society, 1932-63.

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Publications

Jones, L. (2011). ″...Essentially it's the same story″: Maurice Gee, Brad McCann and the creative adaptation of In my father's den. In E. Todd (Ed.), Creative Imitations and Appropriations: From Cinematic Adaptations to Re-makes: Research Colloquium: Programme and Refereed Abstracts. (pp. 8). Dunedin, New Zealand: Centre for Research on National Identity, University of Otago. [Abstract]

Jones, L. (2011, February). '...Essentially it's the same story': Maurice Gee, Brad McCann and the creative adaptation of ″In my father's den″. Verbal presentation at the University of Otago Cultures, Histories and Identities in Film, Media and Literature Research Network Colloquium: Creative Imitations and Appropriations: From Cinematic Adaptations to Re-makes, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Jones, L. (2009). ″I can really see myself in her story″: Jane Campion's adaptation of Janet Frame's autobiography. In H. Radner, A. Fox & I. Bessière (Eds.), Jane Campion: Cinema, nation, identity. (pp. 77-102). Detroit, MI: Wayne State University Press.

Jones, L. (2005). Three ″bush″ novels and the colonial myth. In C. Gibson & L. Marr (Eds.), New windows on a woman's world: Essays for Jocelyn Harris (vol. 2). (pp. 359-384). Dunedin, New Zealand: Department of English, University of Otago.

Jones, L. (2005). Introduction. In Faces in the water and the edge of the alphabet, by Janet Frame. (4th ed.) (pp. 7-16). Auckland, New Zealand: Vintage/Random House.

Authored Book - Research

Jones, L. O. (2003). Picking up the traces: The making of a New Zealand literary culture 1932-1945. Wellington: Victoria University Press, 520p.

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Chapter in Book - Research

Jones, L. (2009). ″I can really see myself in her story″: Jane Campion's adaptation of Janet Frame's autobiography. In H. Radner, A. Fox & I. Bessière (Eds.), Jane Campion: Cinema, nation, identity. (pp. 77-102). Detroit, MI: Wayne State University Press.

Jones, L. (2005). Three ″bush″ novels and the colonial myth. In C. Gibson & L. Marr (Eds.), New windows on a woman's world: Essays for Jocelyn Harris (vol. 2). (pp. 359-384). Dunedin, New Zealand: Department of English, University of Otago.

Jones, L. (2005). Introduction. In Faces in the water and the edge of the alphabet, by Janet Frame. (4th ed.) (pp. 7-16). Auckland, New Zealand: Vintage/Random House.

Jones, L. (2004). Myth and anti-myth in literary responses to the centennial. In W. Renwick (Ed.), Creating a national spirit: Celebrating New Zealand's centennial. (pp. 207-221). Wellington, New Zealand: Victoria University Press.

Jones, L. O. (2003). Charles Brasch and the 'Land and People' theme. In D. Kerr (Ed.), Enduring legacy: Charles Brasch, patron, poet and collector. (pp. 89-104). Dunedin: University of Otago Press.

Jones, L. O. (2001). Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. In M. Jolly (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Life Writing: Autobiographical and Biographical Forms. (pp. 274-275). London and Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn.

Jones, L. O. (2001). Sargeson, Frank, 1903 - 1982. In M. Jolly (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Life Writing: Autobiographical and Biographical Forms. (pp. 778-779). London and Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn.

Jones, L. O. (2001). New Zealand and Polynesia: 20th century. In M. Jolly (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Life Writing: Autobiographical and Biographical Forms. (pp. 653-654). London and Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn.

Jones, L. O. (2000). A home in this world? Provincial writers and the puritan family. In B. Brookes (Ed.), At Home in New Zealand: Houses, History, People. (pp. 89-106). Wellington: Bridget Williams Books.

Jones, L. O. (2000). Introduction. In R. Ensing (Author) (Ed.), Talking Pictures Collected Poems. (pp. 11-17). Wellington: Headworx.

Jones, L. O. (2000). "Marris, Mulgan, Schroder": Repudiating the literary establishment. In P. Griffith, P. Hughes & A. Loney (Eds.), A Book in the Hand: Essays on the History of the Book in New Zealand. (pp. 143-166). Auckland: Auckland University Press.

Jones, L. O. (1999). Swans (Janet Frame). In T. Riggs (Ed.), Reference Guide to Short Fiction. (2 ed.) (pp. 1046-1047). Detroit: Gale Research.

Jones, L. O. (1999). Janet Frame. In T. Riggs (Ed.), Reference Guide to Short Fiction. (2 ed.) (pp. 216-218). Detroit: Gale Research.

Jones, L. O. (1999). Maurice Shadbolt. In T. Riggs (Ed.), Reference Guide to Short Fiction. (2 ed.) (pp. 570-571). Detroit: Gale Research.

Jones, L. O. A. (1998). The Baxter Family. In J. Thomson (Ed.), Southern People: A Dictionary of Otago and Southland Biography. (pp. 33-34). Dunedin: Longacre Press for the Dunedin City Council.

Jones, L. O. (1998). The Mainland. In R. Robinson & N. Wattie (Eds.), The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature. (pp. 329-330). Auckland: Oxford University press.

Jones, L. O. (1998). Owls Do Cry (Janet Frame). In P. Schellinger (Ed.), Encyclopedia of the Novel, Vol. 2 (M-Z). (pp. 967-968). Chicago and London: Fitzroy Dearborn.

Jones, L. O. (1998). Roderick Finlayson. In R. Robinson & N. Wattie (Eds.), The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature. (pp. 180-181). Auckland: Oxford University Press.

Jones, L. O. A. (1998). Alexander Bathgate. In J. Thomson (Ed.), Southern People: A Dictionary of Otago and Southland Biography. (pp. 32). Dunedin: Longacre Press for the Dunedin City Council.

Jones, L. O. (1998). God's Own Country. In R. Robinson & N. Wattie (Eds.), The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature. (pp. 208). Auckland: Oxford University Press.

Jones, L. O. (1998). Coal Flat. In R. Robinson & N. Wattie (Eds.), Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature. (pp. 107-108). Auckland: Oxford University Press.

Jones, L. O. A. (1998). Dugald Ferguson. In J. Thomson (Ed.), Southern People: A Dictionary of Otago and Southland Biography. (pp. 159). Dunedin: Longacre Press for the Dunedin City Council.

Jones, L. O. (1998). The Waterfront Crisis. In R. Robinson & N. Wattie (Eds.), The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature. (pp. 346-377). Auckland: Oxford University Press.

Jones, L. O. A. (1998). Alan Mulgan. In C. Orange (Ed.), The Dictionary of New Zealand Biography: Volume IV 1921-1940. (pp. 286-287). Auckland: Auckland University Press.

Jones, L. O. (1998). New Zealand Novel. In P. Schillinger (Ed.), Encyclopedia of the Novel, Volume 2 (M-Z). (pp. 929-933). Chicago and London: Fitzroy Dearborn.

Jones, L. O. (1998). Brave Company. In R. Robinson & N. Wattie (Eds.), The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature. (pp. 70). Auckland: Oxford University Press.

Jones, L. O. (1998). David Ballantyne. In R. Robinson & N. Wattie (Eds.), The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature. (pp. 39-40). Auckland: Oxford University press.

Jones, L. O. (1998). 'New Styles of Architecture' : Moderns and Modernists as Models for New Zealand writers in the 1930s. In G. Waite, J. Harris, H. Murray & J. Hale (Eds.), World and Stage: Essays for Colin Gibson. (pp. 215-232). Dunedin: Otago Studies in English.

Jones, L. O. (1998). Phillip (John) Wilson. In R. Robinson & N. Wattie (Eds.), The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature. (pp. 592). Auckland: Oxford University Press.

Jones, L. O. (1998). Alan Mulgan. In R. Robinson & N. Wattie (Eds.), The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature. Auckland: Oxford University press.

Jones, L. O. (1998). Brown Man's Burden. In R. Robinson & N. Wattie (Eds.), Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature. (pp. 74). Auckland: Oxford University Press.

Jones, L. O. (1998). A. P. Gaskell. In R. Robinson & N. Wattie (Eds.), The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature. (pp. 196-197). Auckland: Oxford University Press.

Jones, L. O. (1998). A. R. D. Fairburn. In R. Robinson & N. Wattie (Eds.), The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature. (pp. 172-174). Auckland: Oxford University Press.

Jones, L. O. (1998). Dominion. In R. Robinson & N. Wattie (Eds.), The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature. (pp. 144-145). Auckland: Oxford University Press.

Jones, L. O. (1998). The Centennial. In R. Robinson & N. Wattie (Eds.), The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature. (pp. 98-99). Auckland: Oxford University Press.

Jones, L. O. (1998). Puritanism. In R. Robins & N. Wattie (Eds.), The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature. (pp. 455-456). Auckland: Oxford University Press.

Jones, L. O. (1998). The Depression. In R. Robinson & N. Wattie (Eds.), The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature. (pp. 135-136). Auckland: Oxford University Press.

Jones, L. O. (1998). The Cunninghams. In R. Robinson & N. Wattie (Eds.), The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature. (pp. 121-122). Auckland: Oxford University Press.

Jones, L. O. (1998). The Young Have Secrets. In R. Robinson & N. Wattie (Eds.), The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature. (pp. 599-600). Auckland: Oxford University Press.

Jones, L. O. (1998). Guthrie Wilson. In R. Robinson & N. Wattie (Eds.), The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature. (pp. 591). Auckland: Oxford University Press.

Jones, L. O. (1998). O. E. Middleton. In R. Robinson & N. Wattie (Eds.), The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature. (pp. 373-374). Auckland: Oxford University Press.

Jones, L. O. (1998). The Novel. In T. Sturm (Ed.), The Oxford History of New Zealand Literature in English 2nd edition. (pp. 119-244). Auckland: Oxford University Press.

Jones, L. O. (1998). James Courage. In R. Robinson & N. Wattie (Eds.), The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature. (pp. 113-114). Auckland: Oxford University Press.

Jones, L. O. (1998). Periodicals and the Serialization of Novels. In P. Schillinger (Ed.), Encyclopedia of the Novel vol ii. (pp. 991-996). Chicago and London: Fitzroy Dearborn.

Jones, L. O. (1998). Man Alone. In R. Robinson & N. Wattie (Eds.), The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature. (pp. 331-332). Auckland: Oxford University Press.

Jones, L. O. (1998). Greville Texidor. In R. Robinson & N. Wattie (Eds.), Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature. (pp. 533). Auckland: Oxford University Press.

Jones, L. O. (1998). John Reece Cole. In R. Robinson & N. Wattie (Eds.), The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature. (pp. 109). Auckland: Oxford University Press.

Jones, L. O. A. (1997). The Making of an Imaginative Order: Charles Brasch's Landfall 1947-66. In Landfall: The Charles Brasch Years 1947-66. (pp. 4-11). Dunedin: The Hocken Library.

Jones, L. O. A. (1996). Janet Frame. In M. Hawkins-Dady (Ed.), Reader's Guide to Literature in English. (pp. 303-304). London: Fitzroy Dearborn.

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