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Dr Josh Edelman

Senior Lecturer
Drama and Contemporary Performance

Research

Josh Edelman is a member of the Art and Performance Research Hub.

A selection of recent research outputs.

Books

Edelman, J., Hansen, LE., van den Hoogen, QL., 2016. 'The Problem of Theatrical Autonomy. Analysing Theatre as a Social Practice', Amsterdam University Press.

Edelman, J., Chambers, C., Toit, SD., 2013. 'Performing Religion in Public', Palgrave Macmillan.

Book Chapters

Edelman, J., 2020. 'Mike Daisey's False Witness'. In Cremora, VA., Schoenmakers, H., Rowen, B. (eds.) Theatre Scandals, pp. 216-236, BRILL.

Edelman, JA., 2019. 'Occupation and Sacred Space in a Post-Secular Society''. In Battista, S. (eds.) Sacred Places: Performances, Politics and Ecologies.

Edelman, JA., 2019. 'Welcoming a Torah to Northwood: On the Anthropology of Religion and Performance Studies'. In Rosowsky, A. (eds.) Heavenly Acts: Aspects of Performance in Fath Settings, pp. 12-28, Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Edelman, JA., 2017. 'Spiritual voyeurism and cultural nostalgia: Anglophone visitors to the Oberammergau Passion Play, 1870-2010'. In Whetmore, K. (eds.) The Oberammergau Passion Play: Essays on the 2010 Performance and the Centuries-long Tradition, pp. 66-87, McFarland.

Edelman, JA., 2014. 'Betrayal and What Follows: Rituals of Repentance, Healing and Anger in Response to the Church Sexual Abuse Scandal in Ireland'. In Reinelt, J., Rai, S. (eds.) The Grammar of Politics and Performance, Routledge.

Edelman, JA., 2009. 'Forms, Fragments, and Fictions in Adrienne Kennedy's The Owl Answers'. In Fictional Realities / Real Fictions. Contemporary Theatre in Search of a New Mimetic Paradigm, Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Edelman, JA., Shiel, A., 2009. 'Internationalization and the Irish State's Relationship to Theatre and Opera'. In Global Changes--local Stages How Theatre Functions in Smaller European Countries, Rodopi.

Edelman, JA., 2009. 'Theatre Planning in Ireland: A Cautionary Tale'. In Global Changes--local Stages How Theatre Functions in Smaller European Countries, Rodopi.

Edelman, JA., 2007. 'Can An Act Be True? The possibilities of the dramatic metaphor for theology within a post-Stanislavskian dramaturgy'. In Faithful Performances Enacting Christian Tradition, Ashgate Publishing, Ltd..

Reports

Edelman, JA., Sorli, M., Fisher, T., 2014. 'The Value of Subsidised, Commercial and Amateur Theatre and Dance for Tyneside's Audiences', Arts and Humanities Research Council.

Internet Publications

Edelman, JA., Sloboda, J., O'Neill, S., 2016. 'Opera and Emotion: The Cultural Value of Attendance for the Highly Engaged'.

Journal Articles

Edelman, JA., Sloboda, J., O'Neill, S., 2016. 'Opera and Emotion: The Cultural Value of Attendance for the Highly Engaged', Participations: journal of audience and reception studies, 13 (1), pp. 24-50.

Edelman, J., 2016. 'Playing God: The Bible on the Broadway Stage by Henry Bial', Contemporary Theatre Review, 26 (4), pp. 515-517.

Edelman, JA., 2016. 'The Theatrical Public Sphere. By Christopher B. Balme.', Theatre Research International.

Edelman, J., Sorli, M., 2015. 'Measuring the value of theatre for Tyneside audiences', Cultural Trends, 24 (3), pp. 232-244.

Edelman, J., 2015. 'Sensational Devotion: Evangelical Performance in Twenty-First-Century America by Jill Stevenson', Contemporary Theatre Review, 25 (3), pp. 436-437.

van Maanen, H., Sorli, M., Toome, H., Wilders, ML., Edelman, JA., Szabó, A., Balkányi, M., 2015. 'Spectators, Who are They? A demographic analysis of theatre audiences in four European cities', Amfiteater: Journal of Performing Arts Theory, 3 (1-2), pp. 280-303.

Edelman, JA., van Maanen, H., Sorli, M., 2015. 'STEP into the Provinces: The theatre systems and audience experiences of smaller European cities', Amfiteater: Journal of Performing Arts Theory, 3 (1-2), pp. 221-233.

van Maanen, H., Edelman, JA., Balkányi, M., Bremgartner, MP., Hansen, L., Saro, A., Schappach, B., Sorli, M., Toome, H., Szabó, A., 2015. 'Theatre Systems Compared', Amfiteater: Journal of Performing Arts Theory, 3 (1-2), pp. 234-255.

Edelman, J., 2014. 'Clerical Betrayal and Christian Affirmation', Performance Research, 19 (2), pp. 35-43.

Edelman, JA., Skjoldager-Nielsen, K., 2014. 'LIminal/liminality', Ecumenica, 7 (1 and 2).

Edelman, JA., 2013. 'The Debbie Friedman Problem: Performing Tradition, Memory, and Modernity in Progressive Jewish Liturgy', Liturgy, 28 (1), pp. 6-17.

Edelman, JA., 2012. 'What phenomenology can bring to theatre sociolgy, and what it cannot', Nordic Theatre Studies, 24.

Edelman, JA., 2009. 'What is a theatre company? The Irish Example', Peripeti : tidsskritft for dramaturgiske studier, 12, pp. 55-66.

Other Outputs

Edelman, J., 2014. 'Measuring the value of theatre for Tyneside audiences & The Value of Subsidised, Commercial and Amateur Theatre and Dance for Tyneside's Audiences'.