Ellin Pollachek: Writer/Photographer

NOVELS


Seasons - Zebra Books
Midnight Sins - Bantam Books


DOCTORAL DISSERTATION
New York University. Culture and Communications.
1999


What Similarities And Differences, If Any, Can Be Perceived From An Analysis Of The Critical Responses To Transgressive Art In Two Different Art Forms: An Analysis of the critical responses to photography and literature employing reader-response theory and content analysis as my methods.


SHORT STORIES


"Married Men" The Pedestal.(an online publication) 2001.
“Laundry Day” The Distillery: Artistic Spirits of the South. Winter, 1997.
“Daffodil” Wisconsin Review. Spring, 1998.
“Jewtown” The Bridge. Winter, l998.
“Wings of Sand.” Focus Magazine. 1969.

TRAVEL PIECES


India's Palatial Gems - Robb Report
Jewtown - The Bridge
Darjeeling - FollowMe (Australia)
Sri Lanka: Nearer to Paradise - Soma

THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM: RAPE


Book Chapters


ILLNESS IN THE ACADEMY:
A Collection of Pathographies


"The Book of Ruth: A Pathographic Narrative." My journey accompanying my mother through her valiant (but ultimately devastating) battle with Ovarian Cancer.


The memory of certain events, like that of certain smells and sounds, brings with it the recollection of a moment in time. George W. Bush’s self-appointed victory of the 2000 Presidential election was one such event. When I boarded the plane to Florida it had been declared that Al Gore had won the electoral vote. By the time I deboarded at 2 A.M. the election was up for grabs and when I awoke at 7, George W. was declared our new President.

Florida Medical Center is a university hospital in Miami. My mother had never been to a university hospital before. She had preferred small community hospitals run by local doctors and health care professionals. But ovarian cancer is not a small-community illness. It is global. In the past 50 years very little about the disease has changed. And so, when my mother was told that she needed surgery she chose the best gynecological oncologist in Florida and he only operated out of Florida Medical.

The night before the surgery we stayed in a cheap run-down motel. My mother wasn’t feeling well. The doctor had ordered some concoction for her to drink in order to make her bowels move. It didn’t seem to do very much for her bowels but it did make her scream her head off. She screamed from the pressure; she screamed from the movement. The more she screamed the more I wanted to die but there was nothing I could do. I was a prisoner of her pain. I was there to witness.

Continued in:

Illness in the Academy: A Collection of Pathographies by Academics (ed. Kimberly R. Myers; Purdue University Press, 2007)

TOTAL IMMERSION:
A Mikvah Anthology


“The Woman on the Podium” in Total Immersion: A Mikvah Anthology. 1995. Rivkah Slonim, ed. Jason Aronson Inc. Northvale, NJ.

EDUCATIONAL CHILDREN'S BOOKS


WHAT ARE YOU DOING AT THE HOSPITAL, MOM?
Produced under a grant award under ESEA Title III in Association with New Jersey’s Winningboro Township Board of Education.

THE MISSING LINK.
Produced under a grant award under ESEA Title III in Association with the Winningboro Township Board of Education. As part of Project Hear, a creation of Cogent Associates, these books were awarded for their excellence in presenting professions to children in a non-gender specific way.