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Professor Paul Millar

School of Humanities and Creative Arts; English

Fields of Research

  • New Zealand Literature
  • CEISMIC Canterbury Earthquakes Digital Archive
  • Literary Biography, theory and practice
  • Digital Humanities and Scholarly Electronic Editing
  • Maori and Pasifika literature in English

Researcher Summary

Paul Millar is Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the College of Arts and Head of the School of Humanities and Creative Arts. He is also Professor of English with extensive publications in New Zealand Literature, particularly the poetry of James K. Baxter. His literary biography of novelist and cultural commentator Bill Pearson was a finalist in the 2011 New Zealand Book Awards. Millar has long been involved in Digital Humanities projects and research. In 2001 he co-founded VUW's New Zealand Electronic Text Collection. At UC he has led the establishment of New Zealand's first Digital Humanities teaching programme. Following the 2010/2011 Canterbury earthquakes he led the development of the CEISMIC Canterbury Earthquakes Digital Archive (www.ceismic.org.nz), a cultural heritage database that collects stories, images and media about the earthquakes' impacts for the purposes of commemoration, teaching and research. With over 250,000 items already collected, this project is one of the largest and most innovative of its kind in the world. To date it has won three awards: in 2012 a Windows 8 web application built around CEISMIC won Microsoft’s ‘Humanising Data’ competition; in 2013 CEISMIC was awarded the Digital Humanities Award for ‘Best DH Project for Public Audiences’ (2013), and in 2014 CEISMIC won the New Zealand Open Source Award for the outstanding use of free and open source software in a project for social services, charities and community organizations.

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Research Projects

Equipment

Research/Scholarly/Creative Works

Authored Books
  • Miles G., Davidson J. and Millar P. (2011) The Snake-Haired Muse: James K. Baxter and Classical Mythology. Wellington: Victoria University Press. 380pp.
  • Millar P. (2010) No Fretful Sleeper: A Life of Bill Pearson. Auckland: Auckland University Press. 380pp.
  • Millar P. (2001) Spark to a Waiting Fuse: James K. Baxter’s Correspondence with Noel Ginn 1942-1946. Wellington: Victoria University Press. 600pp.
Chapters
  • Millar P. (2011) The Background to Bill Pearson's 'Fretful Sleepers': Two Excerpts from a Biography. In Carnegie D; Millar P; Norton D; Ricketts H (Ed.), Running Writing Robinson: 312-323, 379. Wellington: Victoria University Press.
  • Millar P. (2010) What if Bill Pearson's Novel Coal Flat had Kept its Homosexual Themes? In Levine S (Ed.), New Zealand As It Might Have Been 2: 180-203. Wellington: Victoria University Press.
  • Millar P. (2007) Return to Exile: James K. Baxter in India. In Thumboo E (Ed.), Writing Asia: the Literatures in Englishes. Volume 1. From the Inside: Asia Pacific Literatures in Englishes: 493-511. Singapore: Ethos Books.
  • Millar P. (2007) Textuality and the Grotesque in Vincent O'Sullivan's Believers to the Bright Coast. In Manhire B; Whiteford P (Ed.), Still Shines When You Think of It: A Festschrift for Vincent O’Sullivan: 300-317. Wellington: Victoria University Press.
  • Millar P. (2005) Canton Bromides: The Chinese Presence in Twentieth Century New Zealand Fiction. In Ferrall C; Millar P; Smith K (Ed.), East by South: China in the Australasian Imagination: 156-172. Wellington: Victoria University Press.
  • Millar P. (2005) Nobody would have given tuppence for our chances': James K. Baxter & J.C. Sturm. In Shepard D (Ed.), Between the Lives: Partners in Art: 137-165. Auckland: Auckland University Press.
  • Millar P. (2002) So Dazzling a Creature: Pacific Island Writers in New Zealand Literature. In Mallon S; Fulimalo Pereira P (Ed.), Pacific Art Niu Sila: The Pacific Dimension of Contemporary New Zealand Arts: 161-173. Wellington: Te Papa Press.
  • Millar P. (2000) Baxter, James Keir. In Affairs NZDOI (Ed.), The Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, Volume 5, 1941-1960: 39-42. Auckland & Wellington: Auckland University Press & Department of Internal Affairs.
  • Millar P. (2000) The Rent Due for a Skull: James K. Baxter and the Legacy of Parihaka. In O’Brien G; Strongman L (Ed.), Parihaka: The Art of Passive Resistance: 186-191. Wellington: City Gallery, Victoria University Press and Parihaka Pa Trustees.
  • Millar P. (1999) Price Milburn. In Robinson R; Wattie N (Ed.), The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature: 452. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
  • Millar P. (1998) A Book of NZ Verse 1923-45 (1945). In Robinson R; Wattie N (Ed.), The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature: 63-64. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
  • Millar P. (1998) Alcock, Peter. In Robinson R; Wattie N (Ed.), The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature: 5-6. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
  • Millar P. (1998) Allan, Rob. In Robinson R; Wattie N (Ed.), The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature: 7. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
  • Millar P. (1998) Alley, Rewi. In Robinson R; Wattie N (Ed.), The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature: 8-9. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
  • Millar P. (1998) Autumn Testament (1972). In Robinson R; Wattie N (Ed.), The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature: 34. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
  • Millar P. (1998) Baucke, William. In Robinson R; Wattie N (Ed.), The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature: 43. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
  • Millar P. (1998) Baume, Eric. In Robinson R; Wattie N (Ed.), The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature: 44-45. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
  • Millar P. (1998) Baxter, Archibald. In Robinson R; Wattie N (Ed.), The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature: 45. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
  • Millar P. (1998) Beach, Eric. In Robinson R; Wattie N (Ed.), The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature: 48-49. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
  • Millar P. (1998) Bell, George. In Robinson R; Wattie N (Ed.), The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature: 51. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
  • Millar P. (1998) Bell, John. In Robinson R; Wattie N (Ed.), The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature: 51. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
  • Millar P. (1998) Bertram, James. In Robinson R; Wattie N (Ed.), The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature: 52. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
  • Millar P. (1998) Best, Elsdon. In Robinson R; Wattie N (Ed.), The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature: 52-53. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
  • Millar P. (1998) Beyond the Palisade (1944). In Robinson R; Wattie N (Ed.), The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature: 54-55. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
  • Millar P. (1998) Blow, Wind of Fruitfulness (1948). In Robinson R; Wattie N (Ed.), The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature: 60-61. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
  • Millar P. (1998) Boreham, Frank. In Robinson R; Wattie N (Ed.), The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature: 65. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
  • Millar P. (1998) Bornholdt, Jenny. In Robinson R; Wattie N (Ed.), The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature: 65. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
  • Millar P. (1998) Burn, D.W.M. In Robinson R; Wattie N (Ed.), The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature: 79. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
  • Millar P. (1998) Butler, Dorothy. In Robinson R; Wattie N (Ed.), The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature: 81. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
  • Millar P. (1998) Cape, Peter. In Robinson R; Wattie N (Ed.), The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature: 91. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
  • Millar P. (1998) China. In Robinson R; Wattie N (Ed.), The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature: 104-105. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
  • Millar P. (1998) Cody, J.F. In Robinson R; Wattie N (Ed.), The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature: 108. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
  • Millar P. (1998) Cold Spring (1996). In Robinson R; Wattie N (Ed.), The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature: 109. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
  • Millar P. (1998) Cox, Geoffrey. In Robinson R; Wattie N (Ed.), The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature: 116-117. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
  • Millar P. (1998) Cox, Nigel. In Robinson R; Wattie N (Ed.), The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature: 117. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
  • Millar P. (1998) Dansey, Harry. In Robinson R; Wattie N (Ed.), The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature: 128-129. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
  • Millar P. (1998) Davidson, William. In Robinson R; Wattie N (Ed.), The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature: 130. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
  • Millar P. (1998) Ginn, Noel. In Robinson R; Wattie N (Ed.), The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature: 204. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
  • Millar P. (1998) Greig, Rhondda. In Robinson R; Wattie N (Ed.), The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature: 219. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
  • Millar P. (1998) Hapipi, Rori. In Robinson R; Wattie N (Ed.), The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature: 227. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
  • Millar P. (1998) Hazard Press. In Robinson R; Wattie N (Ed.), The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature: 233. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
  • Millar P. (1998) Herkt, David. In Robinson R; Wattie N (Ed.), The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature: 235. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
  • Millar P. (1998) Howrah Bridge and Other Poems (1961). In Robinson R; Wattie N (Ed.), The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature: 246. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
  • Millar P. (1998) In Fires of No Return (1958). In Robinson R; Wattie N (Ed.), The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature: 256. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
  • Millar P. (1998) Into the World of Light: An Anthology of Maori Writing (1982). In Robinson R; Wattie N (Ed.), The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature: 258. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
  • Millar P. (1998) Ireland, Kevin. In Robinson R; Wattie N (Ed.), The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature: 259-260. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
  • Millar P. (1998) Jackaman, Rob. In Robinson R; Wattie N (Ed.), The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature: 264. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
  • Millar P. (1998) Jacobs, Helen. In Robinson R; Wattie N (Ed.), The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature: 265. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
  • Millar P. (1998) Jerusalem Daybook (1971). In Robinson R; Wattie N (Ed.), The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature: 268. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
  • Millar P. (1998) Jerusalem Sonnets: Poems for Colin Durning (1970). In Robinson R; Wattie N (Ed.), The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature: 268. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
  • Millar P. (1998) Kowhai Gold: An Anthology of Contemporary New Zealand Verse (1930). In Robinson R; Wattie N (Ed.), The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature: 290. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
  • Millar P. (1998) Lasenby, Jack. In Robinson R; Wattie N (Ed.), The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature: 300. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
  • Millar P. (1998) Lawson, Henry. In Robinson R; Wattie N (Ed.), The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature: 302. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
  • Millar P. (1998) Marris, Charles A. In Robinson R; Wattie N (Ed.), The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature: 357. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
  • Millar P. (1998) McAlpine, Rachel. In Robinson R; Wattie N (Ed.), The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature: 316. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
  • Millar P. (1998) McQueen, Cilla. In Robinson R; Wattie N (Ed.), The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature: 325. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
  • Millar P. (1998) Milner, Ian. In Robinson R; Wattie N (Ed.), The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature: 375. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
  • Millar P. (1998) Minehan, Mike. In Robinson R; Wattie N (Ed.), The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature: 376. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
  • Millar P. (1998) Norcliffe, James. In Robinson R; Wattie N (Ed.), The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature: 409-410. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
  • Millar P. (1998) Oliver, Stephen. In Robinson R; Wattie N (Ed.), The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature: 414. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
  • Millar P. (1998) Pig Island Letters (1966). In Robinson R; Wattie N (Ed.), The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature: 441. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
  • Millar P. (1998) Pounamu, Pounamu (1972). In Robinson R; Wattie N (Ed.), The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature: 449. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
  • Millar P. (1998) Randell, Beverley. In Robinson R; Wattie N (Ed.), The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature: 459. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
  • Millar P. (1998) Stanley, Mary. In Robinson R; Wattie N (Ed.), The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature: 510-511. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
  • Millar P. (1998) Tangi (1973). In Robinson R; Wattie N (Ed.), The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature: 525. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
  • Millar P. (1998) Taylor, Apirana. In Robinson R; Wattie N (Ed.), The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature: 527. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
  • Millar P. (1998) The Fallen House (1953). In Robinson R; Wattie N (Ed.), The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature: 175. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
  • Millar P. (1998) The Matriarch (1986). In Robinson R; Wattie N (Ed.), The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature: 369. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
  • Millar P. (1998) The Rock Woman (1969). In Robinson R; Wattie N (Ed.), The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature: 468. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
  • Millar P. (1998) Wakefield, E. G. In Robinson R; Wattie N (Ed.), The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature: 564. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
  • Millar P. (1998) Whanau (1974). In Robinson R; Wattie N (Ed.), The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature: 584-585. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
  • Millar P. and McLeod A. (1998) Sturm, J. C. In Robinson R; Wattie N (Ed.), The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature: 517-518. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
Edited Volumes
  • Carnegie D., Millar P., Norton D. and Ricketts H. (Ed.) (2011) Running Writing Robinson. Wellington: Victoria University Press. 391pp.
  • Millar P., Stafford J. and Williams M. (Ed.) (2009) Kōtare: New Zealand Notes & Queries, 2008. Special Issue: Essays in New Zealand Literary Biography Series Three: The Early Poets. Wellington: Victoria University of Wellington. http://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/tei-Whi073Kota.html.
  • Millar P., Stafford J. and Williams M. (Ed.) (2008) Kōtare 2008. Special Issue - Essays in New Zealand Literary Biography Series Two: 'Early Male Prose Writers'. Wellington: Victoria University of Wellington. http://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/tei-Whi072Kota.html.
  • Millar P., Stafford J. and Williams M. (Ed.) (2008) Kōtare: New Zealand Notes & Queries, 2007. Special Issue: Essays in New Zealand Literary Biography Series One: Women Prose Writers to World War 1. Wellington: Victoria University of Wellington. http://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/tei-Whi071Kota.html.
  • Ferrall C., Millar P. and Smith K. (Ed.) (2005) East by South: China in the Australasian Imagination. Wellington: Victoria University Press. 439pp.
  • Millar P. (Ed.) (2001) New Selected Poems: James K. Baxter. Auckland: Oxford University Press. 305pp.
  • Millar P. (Ed.) (1998) Dweller on the Threshold by Noel Ginn. Wellington: Steele Roberts. 96pp.
  • Millar P. (Ed.) (1997) Autumn Testament: James K. Baxter. Auckland: Oxford University Press. 70pp.
  • Millar P. (Ed.) (1996) Cold Spring by James K. Baxter. Auckland: Oxford University Press. 74pp.
Scholarly Editions/Literary Translations
  • Millar P. (2010) Selected Poems of James K. Baxter. Auckland University Press.297pp.
  • Millar P. (2010) Selected Poems: James K. Baxter. Carcanet.298pp.
Conference Contributions - Published
  • Sarkis Fernandez A., Granello G., Liu R., McHaffie B., Cappellaro C., Wallbanks E., Paterson D., Palermo AG., Kreisler A. and Millar P. (2017) Stories Within Spaces, Spaces Within Stories: Footbridge Design Concept, Christchurch, New Zealand. Berlin, Germany: International Footbridge Conference, 6-9 Sep 2017.
  • Millar P. (2016) "The City of the Fugitives": Does selective preservation of disaster memories mean selective recovery from disaster? [Abstract]. Christchurch, New Zealand: People in Disasters, 24-26 Feb 2016. In Australasian Journal of Disaster and Trauma Studies(Early Access Online)
Conference Contributions - Other
  • Matheson D. and Millar P. (2017) Post-disaster communication, creativity and preserving community stories. Suva: Creating Futures, 18-23 Sep 2017
  • Millar P. (2016) The City of the Fugitives: Does Selective Preservation of Disaster Memories Mean Selective Recovery From Disaster? Christchurch, New Zealand: People in Disasters: Response, Recovery, Resilience, 24-26 Feb 2016
  • Millar P. (2016) The Quakebox: A container for post-quake oral history. Commodore Airport Hotel, Christchurch: Tell Me More: Sharing Our Stories National Oral History Association Conference 2016, 21-23 Oct 2016
  • Millar P., Gilbert J. and King R. (2016) How to get published: A session with three authors. University of Canterbury: The Great Southern Unconference, 4-6 Nov 2016
  • Millar P., Higgie D., Dunworth T., Clark R. and Bolger J. (2016) Panel 4—Where to from here? (Chair). University of Canterbury, Christchurch: Symposium on the 20th Anniversary of the 1996 World Court Judgment on Nuclear Weapons, 8 Jul 2016
  • Millar P. (2015) Do You, Don't You, Want my Trauma?: Some Issues Facing Post-Disaster Memory Projects. Massey University, Wellington: Memory Research in Aotearoa/New Zealand, 12-13 Nov 2015
  • Millar P. (2014) Connecting the Land of the Long White Cloud: The Unique Opportunities for Digital Humanities in Aotearoa New Zealand. University of Otago, Dunedin, NZ: Digital Humanities Workshop, 13-14 Feb 2014
  • Smithies JD., Millar P. and Bellamy C. (2013) State of the Art': Negotiating a Standards-approved Digital Humanities Curriculum. Lincoln, NE, USA: Digital Humanities 2013, 16-19 Jul 2013
  • Millar P. (2012) “The Gold Digger is the Pioneer of Progress”: Goldfields Tropes in 19th Century New Zealand Novels. Cromwell, New Zealand: 150 Years of Riches: The Central Otago Gold Rush 1862 - 2012, 29-31 Aug 2012
  • Millar P., Smithies JD. and Thomson C. (2012) Digital Humanities and Disaster: The UC CEISMIC Canterbury Earthquakes Digital Archive. Wellington, New Zealand: NZ eResearch Symposium (NZERS 2012), 4-6 Jul 2012
  • Millar P. and Thomson CJ. (2011) Humanities Computing at the University of Canterbury. University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand: NZ eResearch Symposium 2011, 30-30 Jun 2011
  • Millar P. (2010) No Fretful Sleeper. Auckland, New Zealand: Auckland Writers and Readers Festival, 12-16 May 2010
  • Millar P. (2010) Poems to Statues: Baxter, Burns and Henry Lawson. Otago Museum, Dunedin, New Zealand: Dead Man's Ember': James K. Baxter and Robert Burns, 30-30 Nov 2010
  • Millar P. (2009) Suspension Always Has its Dangers.' Does New Zealand Writing Still Need a Sense of Social Tradition? Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand: Antipodes: New Directions in History and Culture Aotearoa New Zealand, 3-5 Sep 2009
  • Millar P. (2005) Thoughts that Move Like Delhi Oxen: James K. Baxter in Asia. Singapore: 11th Biennial Symposium of the Literatures and Cultures of the Asia-Pacific Region, 8 Dec 2005
  • Millar P. (2003) The Gap and the Void in the Poetry of James K. Baxter. Wellington, New Zealand: The 32nd Australasian Universities Language and Literature Association Conference, 10 Feb 2003
  • Millar P. (2001) Did Allen Curnow’s Dichtung Und Wahrheit make or break A Soldier’s Tale? Stout Research Centre , Wellington, NZ: Loaded Canons: Discourse & Power in Aotearoa/New Zealand, 28 Nov 2001
  • Millar P. (1999) A Silent Country Which At Last Learned to be Articulate: The Depression and the Beginnings of New Zealand Fiction. Dunedin, New Zealand: Association of New Zealand Literature Conference on Sargeson, Hyde and the Beginnings of New Zealand Fiction, 3 Sep 1999
Performances
  • Millar P. (2011) "Many Hands Make Light Work": Phantom Billstickers Poetry Reading.
Oral Presentations
  • Burt S., Barrowman F. and Millar P. (2017) Reading Poetry Around the World. SCORPIO BOOKS, 120 HEREFORD ST: Reading Poetry Around the World, 26 Jan 2017.
  • Millar P. (2017) Fake News, Alternative Facts, and the End of History. Christchurch: Canterbury Historical Association Midwinter Lunch, 30 Jul 2017.
  • Millar P. (2017) Why the Arts are Good for New Zealand's Future. St David's Church, Allens Road, Ashburton: U3A Ashburton/Hakatere 'Art' series, 22 Aug 2017.
Journal Articles
  • Millar P. and Wilson M. (2017) The Fire-bird Singing Loud: James K. Baxter’s Relationship with Composer Dorothy Freed. Ka Mate Ka Ora : a New Zealand Journal of Poetry and Poetics July 2017(15): 4-37.
Other
  • Morrison G., Minchin-Garvin P. and Elder T. (2017) We Could Be Heroes: The Gods and Heroes of the Ancient Greeks and Romans [Member Professorial Editorial Board]. Christchurch, NZ: Canterbury University Press.
Oral Presentations
  • Millar P. (2016) Giving the Arts a Digital Edge: How new technologies are shaping teaching and research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities.. St Christopher's Church, Avonhead, Christchurch: U3A Rutherford 'Cutting Edge Research' seminar series, 22 Jul 2016.
  • Millar P. (2016) The Future of Arts at the University of Canterbury. University of Canterbury: New Zealand Association of Teachers of English, 2016 Conference, 15 Jul 2016.
Other
  • Millar P. (2016) Chair of 'Bloomsbury South', a session with author Peter Simpson at the WORD Christchurch Literary Festival.
  • Millar P., Marsh S., Stead CK., Manhire B., Kidman F. and Eckerman A. (2016) 'The Power of Poetry' session at the WORD Christchurch Writers & Readers Festival. [Live festival session].
Oral Presentations Reports
  • Millar P., Parker E., Sturm S. and Jones E. (2016) University of Canterbury Programme Review: Postgraduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching (PGCertTertTchg).Commissioned by University of Canterbury. 1-13.
Other
  • Stead CK. and Millar P. (2016) Chair of 'Shelf Life with C.K. Stead'. [WORD Christchurch Writers & Readers Festival, live session at 'The Piano' Christchurch].
Oral Presentations
  • Millar P. (2015) Print past. Digital present. Predictable future? Where will digital technology take the College of Arts in the 21st Century? University of Canterbury: Digital Research Seminar Series, 21 Sep 2015.
  • Millar P. (2015) Researching James K. Baxter. Victoria University of Wellington: A Seminar on Aspects of Baxter's Writing Life, 29 Aug 2015.
  • Millar P. (2015) The Lives of Useless Scum: Why Canterbury's Earthquake Stories Matter. Victoria University of Wellington: “Shaky Ground”—Christchurch and Its Aftermath, Stout Research Centre, 29 Apr 2015.
  • Millar P. (2015) The Response of the Arts and Humanities to Climate Change. The George Hotel, Christchurch: 8th Annual Hillary Institute Dinner (Keynote speaker), 22 Oct 2015.
Other
  • Millar P. (2015) A Passion for His Poems: Review of Charles Brasch—Selected Poems. New Zealand listener Vol. 249, No. 3919(27 Jun 2015): 54-55.
  • Millar P. (2015) Remarkable Revelations: A Review of James K. Baxter's Complete Prose. New Zealand Listener Vol. 251, No.3939(14 Nov 2015): 54-55.
Journal Articles
  • Smithies J., Millar P. and Thomson C. (2015) Open Principles, Open Data: The Design Principles and Architecture of the UC CEISMIC Canterbury Earthquakes Digital Archive. Journal of the Japanese Association for Digital Humanities 1(JADH conference 2011-2013): 10-36. http://doi.org/10.17928/jjadh.1.1_10.
Oral Presentations Reports
  • Millar P., Hume E., Tuimalealiifano M., Lowry J. and Grey S. (2014) Report of the Committee Established to Review the Faculty of Arts at the University of Samoa, 2014. In Report of the Committee Established to Review the Faculty of Arts at the University of Samoa, 2014, Commissioned by National University of Samoa. 1-44.
Oral Presentations
  • Millar P. (2013) UC CEISMIC Canterbury Earthquake Digital Archive. NZi3, University of Canterbury, Christchurch.
Other
  • Millar P. (2013) 'All That Inscribed Paper': Review of Letters of Frank Sargeson, ed. Sarah Shieff. Journal of New Zealand Literature (JNZL) 31: 200-205.
Journal Articles
  • Walsh L., Hay J., Bent D., Grant L., King J., Millar P., Papp V. and Watson K. (2013) The UC QuakeBox Project: Creation of a community-focused research archive. New Zealand English Journal 27: 20-32.
Oral Presentations
  • Millar P. (2012) ‘Pit Sense and Politics’: The Mining Experience Behind Bill Pearson’s Novel ‘Coal Flat’. WEA, Christchurch, New Zealand.
  • Millar P. (2012) Archiving Catastrophe - Digital Humanities & Times of Disaster. CUNY Graduate Centre, New York.
  • Millar P. (2012) Baxter's Ghost. St Andrews on the Terrace, Wellington, New Zealand.
  • Millar P. (2012) The UC CEISMIC Digital Archive and CERA. CERA Offices, Christchurch, New Zealand.
Journal Articles
  • Millar P. (2012) Poems to statues: Robert Burns, Henry Lawson, James K. Baxter, and the matter of memorials. Journal of New Zealand Literature 30: 132-149.
Oral Presentations
  • Millar P. (2011) Developing the CEISMIC Earthquake Archive. Lincoln University, Christchurch, New Zealand.
  • Millar P. (2011) James K. Baxter, Bill Pearson and Earthquake Archiving': A Research Overview. St Mark’s Presbyterian Church, Avonhead, Christchurch.
Other
  • Millar P., Smithies J. and Thomson C. (2011) The UC CEISMIC Canterbury Earthquake Digital Archive. http://www.ceismic.org.nz/. [Digital Archive].
Oral Presentations
  • Millar P. (2010) Biography and Intimacy: The Pleasures and Problems of Creative Non-Fiction. Auckland, New Zealand: Copyright Licensing Limited Writers' Awards Ceremony.
  • Millar P. (2010) Fostering Teamwork for Honours and Postgraduate Students. University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand: Learning and Teaching Forum.
  • Millar P. (2010) Inaugural Dan Davin Lecture. Invercargill, New Zealand: Dan Davin Lecture and Literary Awards.
  • Millar P. (2010) Uncovering a Secret Life: Writing the Biography of Bill Pearson. Philip Carter Auditorium, Christchurch Art Gallery, New Zealand: Platform Arts Festival.
  • Millar P. (2010) Writing No Fretful Sleeper: A Life of Bill Pearson. Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand: English Programme Public Seminar.
Other
  • Millar P. (2010) Memories of First Seeing Horseplay. : 11-12. Auckland: Auckland Theatre Company. [Print Booklet].
Oral Presentations
  • Millar P. and Temple P. (2010) The Lives of Others - Pearson and the Wakefields. The Michael King Writers' Centre Residential Workshop: Truth Lies Somewhere: Biography, Autobiography, Memoir.
Other Journal Articles Other
  • Millar P. (2007) Walking with Rush. Landfall 214(Nov. 2007): 100-110. [Short story].
Reports
  • Millar P., Larsen D. and Rout M. (2007) Montana New Zealand Book Awards: 2007 Judges Report.Commissioned by Booksellers New Zealand.
Oral Presentations
  • Millar P. (2004) New Zealand Literature, The Crisis and the Challenge. Groningen, The Netherlands: Presentation to the Groningen University Department of English Language and Culture, 25 Jul 2008.
  • Millar P. (2004) Where is the East? The Chinese in New Zealand Literature. Groningen, The Netherlands: Graduate Seminar, 10 Jul 2008.
  • Millar P. (2003) New Zealand Literature's Unpatriotic Celestials. Wellington, NZ: Chinese New Zealand. Stout Research Centre Wednesday Seminar Series, 01 Jun 2009.
Journal Articles
  • Millar P. (2003) Hemi te Tutua/ Jim the Nobody: the "gap" and the "void" in the poetry of James K. Baxter. Stimulus: the New Zealand Journal of Christian Thought and Practice 11(1): 5-8.
  • Millar P. (2003) William Harrison Pearson. Journal of New Zealand Literature 20 (2002)(April 2003): 162-165.
Oral Presentations
  • Millar P. (2002) The New Zealand Electronic Text Centre: Literature, History and the Internet. Wellington, NZ: Fulbright Public Seminar Series, 01 May 2009.
Other
  • Millar P. and Styron E. (2001) The New Zealand Electronic Text Centre. http://www.nzetc.org/. [Digital Archive].
Oral Presentations
  • Millar P. (2000) Myth, Modernism and M?ori in the Poetry of James K. Baxter. University of Hawai’i at Manoa: English Department Colloquium Series, 11 May 2007.
Journal Articles Other
  • Millar P. (1999) Burning on: An Interview with Albert Wendt. New Zealand Books 9 (3)(Aug. 1999): 12. Wellington: Peppercorn Press.
Journal Articles
  • Millar P. (1997) The Tension of Belief: Some Remarks on the Criticism of James K. Baxter’s Poetry. Span: Journal of the South Pacific Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies 45(Oct. 1997): 103-108.
Theses / Dissertations
  • Millar P. (1996) Spark to a Waiting Fuse: James K. Baxter’s Correspondence with Noel Ginn, 1942-46. Wellington, New Zealand. Victoria University of wellington.
Journal Articles
  • Millar P. (1995) An Australasian Forum?: The Hazard Poets Series. Landfall 3.2(190, Winter 1995)
  • Millar P. (1994) My Poems Will Speak to You Better Than I Do: James K. Baxter’s Letters on Poetry to Noel Ginn. Journal of New Zealand Studies 4.2(June 1994): 10-17.
Additional Publications
  • Chrisstoffels J., Millar P., Bullen R. and Beattie J.(2016) Visions of Peace: A Kiwi Farmer in Communist China. Commissioned by University of Canterbury Documentary Film Unit. [HD Digital Video]. 49 mins
  • Millar P. and Morrison B.(1998) The Road to Jerusalem. [Cinema Release, DVD]. 90 mins