Faculty of Arts - English, Drama and Writing Studies

Associate Professor Murray Edmond


Associate Professor,
Postgraduate Adviser Drama

Associate Professor Murray Edmond

English, Drama and Writing Studies, Humanities

Email: m.edmond@auckland.ac.nz

Extension: 87333 (ph + 64 9 373 7599)

Arts 1 Building
14a Symonds St
Level 5
Room 535

Research interests

New Zealand theatre history, poets' theatre, Polish theatre, American poetry, modernism, local culture, dramaturgy, the teaching of writing.


Current research

  • American poetry
  • Poets' theatre
  • New Zealand poetry
  • Modernism
  • Dramaturgy
  • New Zealand theatre history
  • Polish theatre

Associate Professor Murray Edmond's Research

Postgraduate supervision

PhD supervision

Fredrika van Elburg: The Vijftigers and the Language poets: Experimental Writing in Two Countries


Emma Willis: original radio play, "Milk," and recording for Radio New Zealand.

Diana Fuemana: original stage play, "My Mother's Table." (With Fiona Graham)

Alison Hofer: staging, performance and analysis of Athol Fugard's Hello and Goodbye. (With Stuart Young). Writing original stage play.

Catherine Nola: directing Frank MacGuiness's Someone to Watch Over Me.

Yuri Kinugawa: creation and performance of "The Tongue-Cut Sparrow," an orgami performance for children. Writing original stage play, "Toshiro and Kiyo: Grandpa and Grandma."

Associate Professor Murray Edmond's Postgraduate Supervision

Recent publications


Noh Business. Essay/Diary/Plays. Berkeley, California: Atelos P, 2004. 182 pp.

Fool Moon. Poems. Auckland: Auckland UP, 2004. 72 pp.

Articles and essays

"The Terror and the Pity of 1984: Mervyn Thompson's 'Coaltown Blues'," Landfall, April 2005, forthcoming.

"How Gothic is S/he? Three New Zealand Dramas," Australasian Drama Studies, No. 44, April 2004, pp 113-129.


Associate Professor Murray Edmond's Recent Publications

Current teaching

Course Title Availability in 2014
DRAMA 302 Performance Skills Semester 2
DRAMA 701 /701 A B Theories of Drama Not offered in 2014.
DRAMA 718 Playwriting Not offered in 2014.
DRAMA 719 Performance Skills Semester 2
Course Title Availability in 2014
ENGLISH 109 Drama on Stage and Screen Semester 2

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