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Dr James Marland Name: Dr James Marland
Senior Lecturer (Drama)
+612 9701 4050
Organisational Area
Faculty of Education and Arts
School of Arts and Humanities (NSW)
Mount Royal(25A Barker Road, Strathfield NSW 2135)-Level 1-Room1.28
Biographical Information

ATCL (Associate Diploma Speech and Drama - Teacher, Trinity College London),

ASDA (Associate Diploma Speech and Drama - Teacher, Australian Music Examinations Board)

Bachelor of Arts (Double Major Anthropology/Archaeology, University of Queensland)

Bachelor of Theatre Arts [With Distinction] (Theatre Studies, University of Southern Queensland),

Bachelor of Arts [Honours] (English Literature, University of Sydney)

PhD (University of Sydney)



Marland, James., Joanne Dearlove and Jennifer Carpenter. "LASSI: An Australian Evaluation of an Enduring Study Skills Assessment Tool" Journal of Academic Language and Learning 9.2 (2015): A32-A45.

Carpenter, Jennifer. Joanne Dearlove & James Marland. "Student skills and the Bradley agenda in Australia", Higher Education Research & Development, 34.2 (2014): 284-297.


Marland, James. "'A Sort of Buzzing' Queer Sound in David Malouf's Blood Relations" Colloquy. 28 (2014): 45-58.

Marland, James. Review "The Theater of Terrence McNally: A Critical Study, by Peter Wolfe" Comparative Drama. 48.3 (2014): 321-4.


Marland, James and Joanne Dearlove. "The Changing Nature of Student-ship: Social Inclusion and Paid Employment Practices in Bradley Years" Journal of the Australia and New Zealand Student Services Association. 42 (2013): 1-14.


Marland, James. “‘This is the word of God’: Acceptance Theatre and the validation of a gay religious sensibility.  An analysis of Terrence McNally’s Corpus ChristiSydney Studies in English. 38 (2012): 132-153.

Dearlove, Joanne and James Marland. "Patterns of Paid Work Among Higher Education Students: Implications for the Bradley Reforms" Journal of Academic Language and Learning. 6.2 (2012): 60-72.

2011 and earlier

Winchester, Joanna and James Marland. So you think you can write?: A report into the BYDS Artist in Residence Project. 2011. Compiled for Bankstown Youth Service and the NSW Department of Education.

Marland, James. "Pearl Harbour Revisited." The History Teacher 29.3 (1991): 27-30.

Theatre Reviews:

Marland, James.  "Angels in America Part I Millennium Approaches." M C Reviews: Culture and the Media, April, 2008.

Marland, James. "Yibiyung." M C Reviews: Culture and the Media, 25 Sept 2008.

Conference Presentations:

"A Sort of Buzzing": Queer Sound in David Malouf's Blood Relations. David Malouf Symposium, Sydney, ACU. 31st May 2013.

First impressions: Using the first week of first year effectively. ACU Learning and Teaching Conference, Engaging Students. Sydney, July 2012.

So you think you can write?: An evaluation of BYDS Artist in Residence Program in creative writing, at two NESB schools in Sydney’s South West. AARE Conference, Hobart, November 2011.



My research interests include: theatrical literature and modern drama; modernism and post-modernism; spiritual and religious literature; queer theory and sexuality; LGBTI literature; political literature and its power to shape ideologies; the creative arts and pedagogy. 

My PhD research focused on the intersection of theatre, religion and sexuality, evaluating the way in which performance can assist in dismantling socio-political prejudice. 


Academic and Pedegogic

2015 - Received the Vice Chancellor's Award for Community Service

2013: Invited to be a member of the TEQSA register of Experts.


Teaching Awards

2015 - ACU Teaching Award

2008 - Faculty of Arts Excellent In Teaching (Practice) Award, University of Sydney


Teaching History:

I began teaching theatre and literature in 1989 in Queensland.  Much of my early teaching experience was working in specialist drama academies.  I worked with students (primary, high school and tertiary) preparing students for examinations (AMEB and Trinity College London), Eisteddfodau, and entrance into NIDA and QUT. 


Professional Memberships

The Australasian Association for Theatre Drama and Performance Studies (ADSA)

The Modern Language Association (MLA)

Australasian Modernist Studies Network (AMSN)


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