Professor Joanne Tompkins
MA Waterloo, PhD York (Canada)
Professor in Drama
Phone: (+61 7) 3365 1435
Joanne Tompkins is a Professor in Drama.
Research and Teaching Focus
Research interests include spatial theories and virtual reality; post-colonial, intercultural, and multicultural drama, literature, and theory; performance theories; and feminist performance.
Current research includes 3D visualisation and modelling of theatre spaces; space in Australian and Canadian theatre; database of Australian performance; and multicultural theories and drama, and intercultural performance.
Drama and spatial theory.
- Unsettling Space: Contestations in Contemporary Australian Theatre. Basingstoke: Palgrave/Macmillan, 2006.
- Women's Intercultural Performance, Routledge, 2000 (with Julie Holledge).
- Post-colonial Drama: Theory, Practice, Politics, Routledge, 1996 (with Helen Gilbert).
Recent Chapters in Books
- "Noëlle Janaczewska's Theatre." Australian Theatre in the Twenty-first Century. Ed. Richard Fotheringham and James Smith. Festschrift for Veronica Kelly. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2013. Forthcoming.
- "The 'Place' and Practice of Site-specific Theatre and Performance." Performing Site-Specific Theatre: Politics, Place, Practice, Houndmills, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012. 1-17.
- "Balancing the 'Local' and the 'Global' in Theatre for the International Stage: The Stage Adaptation of David Malouf's Johnno." The Local Meets the Global in Performance. Ed. Pirkko Koski and Melissa Sihra. Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Cambridge Scholars, 2010. 81-98.
- "AusStage: From Database of Performing Arts to a Performing Database of the Arts." Resourceful Reading: The New Empiricism, eResearch, and Australian Literary Culture. Ed. Katherine Bode and Robert Dixon. Sydney: U of Sydney P, 2009. 325-333. Co-authored with Helena Grehan and Neal Harvey.
Recent Refereed Journal Articles
- "Performing Ghosts in Australia: Ibsen and Australian Cultural Translations and Transformations." Ibsen Studies. 13.1 (2013): 2-27.
- "Theatre's Heterotopia and the Site-Specific Production of Suitcase." TDR 214 (2012): 101-112.
- "Site-specific Theatre and Political Engagement across Space and Time: The Psychogeographic Mapping of British Petroleum in Platform's And While London Burns" Theatre Journal 63.2 (2011): 225-243. Winner of ADSA's marlis Thiersch essay prize for best essay.
- "The Politics of Locating Othello in Finland." Nordic Theatre Journal 22 (2010): 20-29.
- "Spatiality and Contaminated Land: Staging Maralinga." The Poetics of Australian Space. Ed. Barbara Holloway and Jennifer Rutherford. Nedlands: University of Western Australia P, 2010. 310-19.
- "'Be Thou Familiar, But by no means Vulgar': Australian Theatre Blogging Practice." Contemporary Theatre Review 20.1 (2010): 109-119. Co-authored with Helena Grehan and Neal Harvey.
- Theatre Journal, 2013-2017.
- Performing Site-Specific Theatre: Politics, Place, Practice. Houndmills, UK: Palgrave MacMillan, 2012 (with Anna Birch).
- "Beyond the Fourth Wall: Design, Space and Performance in Australia and New Zealand." Special issue of Australasian Drama Studies 61, October 2012 (with Andrew Filmer and Miranda Heckenberg).
- "Site-Specific Theatre and Mobility," Special issue of Contemporary Theatre Review 2012 (with Anna Birch).
- Modern Drama, 1999-2005.
- Space and the Geographies of Theatre. Special issue of Modern Drama, 2004.
- Modern Drama: Defining the Field, University of Toronto Press, 2003 (with Ric Knowles and WB Worthen).
- Theatre and the Canadian Imaginary. Special issue of Australasian Drama Studies, 1996.
- Performing Women / Performing Feminisms: Interviews with International Women Playwrights. ADSA Texts, 1996 (with Julie Holledge).