Select Publications


Bollen J, 2020, Touring Variety in the Asia Pacific Region, 1946-1975, Palgrave Macmillan,

Holledge J; Bollen J; Helland F; Tompkins J, 2016, A Global Doll's House: Ibsen and Distant Visions, Palgrave Macmillan UK,

Bollen JJ; Kiernander A; Parr B, 2008, Men at Play: Masculinities in Australia Theatre since the 1950s, Australian Playwrights, Rodopi, Amsterdam & New York,

Book Chapters

Bollen J, 2021, 'Visualizing the Entrepreneurial Networks of International Entertainment: The Dalrays Touring Beyond the Tivoli, 1956-66', in Garde U; Severn JR (ed.), Theatre and Internationalization Perspectives from Australia, Germany, and Beyond, Routledge, Abingdon, Oxon and New York, pp. 55 - 71,

Bollen JJ, 2012, 'From Theatrical Nostalgia to Modernist Design: Nightclubs as Venues for Live Entertainments in Mid-20th-Century Australia', in Arrighi G; Emeljanow V (ed.), A World of Popular Entertainments: An Edited Volume of Critical Essays, pp. 68 - 82

Bollen JJ, 2009, 'White men, wet dreams: fishing, fatherhood and finitude in Australian theatre, 1955-2004', in Hosking S; Hosking R; Pannell R; Bierbaum N (ed.), Something Rich and Strange: Sea changes, beaches and the littoral in the Antipodes, Wakefield Press, Adelaide

Bollen JJ, 2008, 'Dressing up and growing up: rehearsals on the threshold of intelligibility', in Davies B (ed.), Judith Butler in Conversation, Routledge, pp. 217 - 234

Bollen JJ, 2007, 'As Seen On TV: Kinaesthetic cross-over and the animation of social dance pedagogy', in Lyons J; Plunkett J (ed.), Multimedia Histories, pp. 98 - 113

Bollen JJ, 2006, 'Boxing the man: fighting the choreography of gender, race and generation in recent Australian theatre', in Kiernander A; Bollen JJ; Bruce P (ed.), What A Man's Gotta Do? Masculinities in Performance, pp. 152 - 169

Bollen JJ, 2005, 'How to stand out on a dance floor', in Critical Issues 9: Exploding Dandy, Artspace, Sydney, pp. 51 - 75

Bollen JJ, 2001, 'Queer kinaesthesia: Performativity on the dance floor', in Desmond J (ed.), Dancing Desires: Choreographing Sexualities On and Off the Stage, University of Wisconsin Press, pp. 285 - 314

Bollen JJ, 2000, 'Animated suspension: Moving bodies and the choreography of community', in Tait P (ed.), Body Show/s, Rodopi, pp. 187 - 198

Edited Books

Kiernander A; Bollen J; Parr B, 2006, What a Man's Gotta Do? Masculinities in Performance, CALLTS, Armidale

Journal articles

Bollen J, 2021, 'Visualising the Story of Theatre in Sydney: Venues, Repertoire and Change, 1920–2020', Australasian Drama Studies, vol. 78, pp. 72 - 109

Bollen J; Bentley P, 2020, 'Digging up the remains of King Oedipus: Performance memories at University of New South Wales', University Museums and Collections Journal, vol. 12, pp. 70 - 76,

Bollen J, 2018, '‘As Modern as Tomorrow’: Australian Entrepreneurs and Japanese Entertainment, 1957–1968', Theatre Research International, vol. 43, pp. 147 - 164,

Bollen J; Brewster A, 2018, 'NADOC and the National Aborigines Day in Sydney, 1957–67', Aboriginal History Journal, vol. 42, pp. 3 - 30,

Bollen JJ, 2017, 'Revisiting and Re-imagining The One Day of the Year', Southerly: a review of Australian literature, vol. 77, pp. 92 - 105,;dn=134895469944830;res=IELLCC

Bollen JJ, 2017, 'Then and Now – Sorlie's Tour to Broken Hill in 1960', Popular Entertainment Studies, vol. 8, pp. 54 - 72,

Bollen JJ, 2016, 'Data Models for Theatre Research: People, Places, and Performance', Theatre Journal (Baltimore), vol. 68, pp. 615 - 632,

Bollen JJ; Couch M, 2014, 'From The Silver Lining to The Roaring Days!: Amateur theatre and social class in Broken Hill, 1940s-1960s', Australasian Drama Studies, vol. 2014, pp. 257 - 276,;dn=257722442078030;res=IELAPA

Couch M; Bollen JJ, 2014, 'Sex, gender and the industrial: Plays performed by Broken Hill Repertory Society', Australasian Drama Studies, vol. 64, pp. 277 - 296,

Bollen JJ, 2013, 'Here from There - travel, television and touring revues: internationalism as entertainment in the 1950s and 1960s', Popular Entertainment Studies, vol. 4, pp. 64 - 81,

Bollen JJ, 2013, 'Show girls and choreographers in Australian entertainment – the transition to night clubs, 1946-1967', Australasian Drama Studies, vol. 63, pp. 52 - 68,

Bollen J; Holledge J, 2011, 'Hidden dramas: Cartographic revelations in the world of theatre studies', Cartographic Journal, vol. 48, pp. 226 - 236,

Bollen JJ, 2010, 'Cross-dressed and crossing-over from stage to television', Media International Australia, vol. 134, pp. 141 - 150

Bollen J, 2010, 'Don't Give Up the Strip! : erotic performance as live entertainment in mid-twentieth century Australia', Journal of Australian Studies, vol. 34, pp. 125 - 140,

Bollen JJ; Harvey N; Holledge J; McGillivray G, 2009, 'AusStage: eResearch in the Performing Arts', Australasian Drama Studies, vol. 54, pp. 178 - 194

Bollen JJ, 2009, 'Maybe we're not human: Translating actions and affects between humans and machines in Australian Dance Theatre's Devolution', Brolga: an Australian journal about dance, vol. 31, pp. 9 - 18

Bollen JJ; McInnes D, 2006, 'What do you like to do? Gay sex and the politics of interaffectivity', Gay and Lesbian Issues in Psychology Review, vol. 2, pp. 107 - 113

Bollen JJ, 2005, 'Remembering masculinities in the theatre of war', Australasian Drama Studies, vol. 46, pp. 3 - 19

Bollen J; McInnes D, 2004, 'Time, relations and learning in gay men's experiences of adventurous sex', Social Semiotics, vol. 14, pp. 21 - 36,

Dowsett GW; Bollen J; McInnes D; Couch M; Edwards B, 2001, 'HIV/AIDS and constructs of gay community: Researching educational practice within community-based health promotion for gay men', International Journal of Social Research Methodology, vol. 4, pp. 205 - 223,

Bollen JJ, 2001, 'Performance studies: A tour through the field', Australasian Drama Studies, vol. 39, pp. 125 - 139

McInnes D; Bollen JJ, 2000, 'Learning on the job: metaphors of choreography and the practice of sex in sex-on-premises venues', Venereology : official publication of the National Venereology Council of Australia, vol. 13, pp. 27 - 36

Couch M; Dowsett G; McInnes D; Bollen JJ; Edwards B, 1999, 'HIV/AIDS health promotion: strategic deployment of 'gay community' in the framework of the National Public Health Partnership', Third Sector Review, vol. 5, pp. 81 - 89

Bollen JJ, 1997, ''What a queen's gotta do': Queer performativity and the rhetorics of performance', Australasian Drama Studies, pp. 106 - 123

Bollen JJ, 1996, 'Sexing the dance at Sleaze Ball 1994', TDR: the journal of performance studies, vol. 40, pp. 166 - 191,

Bollen JJ, 1996, 'The parties are for us', Xtext, vol. 1, pp. 48 - 53

Bollen JJ, 1995, 'Laughing at the difference: theories of translation in rehearsal', About Performance, vol. 1, pp. 47-56


Arrighi G; Bollen J, 2020, Editorial,

Bollen J; Nyhus SH; Gunn ON, 2020, Doctoral Defense: Henrik Ibsen in the American Theatre, 1879–1914, Ibsen Studies,

Arrighi G; Bollen J, 2019, Editorial, Popular Entertainment Studies

Bollen J, 2019, Book review of Australian Theatre, Modernism and Patrick White: Governing Culture, Australasian Drama Studies,;dn=381739386983330;res=IELAPA

Bollen J, 2013, Book review of Wild and Dangerous Performances: Animals, Emotions, Circus., Cambridge University Press,

Bollen J, 2011, Australia Dances: Creating Australian Dance, 1945-1965 – Alan Brissenden and Keith Glennon' (book review)

Bollen J, 2009, Belonging: Australian Playwriting in the Twentieth Century – John McCallum’ (book review)

Bollen J, 2008, Book review of Power Plays: Australian Theatre and the Public Agenda, CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS,

Bollen J, 2003, The Seventies: the Age of Glitter in Popular Culture by Shelton Waldrep (book review)

Bollen J, 1995, Male Impersonators: Men Performing Masculinity by Mark Simpson (book review)

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