Joshua holds a Ph.D in English Literature from the University of New South Wales. His thesis, Laminations: The Self-Conscious Realist Techniques of A. S. Byatt, was a close narratological study of the authors work, examining the functions and the limitations of the novel form in the twenty-first century. Joshua's creative work focuses on performance writing and prose. He worked for three years as writer and dramaturg for the Australian Museums Theatre Education program. From 2003 to 2007 he was Writer-in-Residence for State of Play, for whom he wrote Still At Aulis, and, most recently, Wilde Tales, commissioned for and performed as part of the 2004 B Sharp Season at Belvoir Street Theatre. In 2007, Wilde Tales also undertook a NSW tour. His story "I forgot my programme so I went to get it back" was runner-up in the 2009 Bridport Prize, the biggest open creative writing competition in the English language. The story was subsequently included in Best Australian Stories 2010. Joshua is currently writing a novel, "Remission."
I forgot my program so I went to get it back or 101 Reasons, Best Australian Stories 2010 (2010)
I Forgot My Programme so I Went to Get it Back or 101 Reasons, The Bridport Prize: Poetry and Short Stories (2009)
Wilde Tales, performed by State of Play, Riverside Theatre, Parramatta (2007)
Degrees of relation: Iris Murdoch and A. S. Byatt: a narratological comparison, Iris Murdoch and Her Work: Critical Essays (2010)
Travelling Partners: Using Literary Studies to Support Creative Writing about Real Spaces, The Strange Bedfellows or Perfect Partners Papers: the refereed proceedings of the 15th conference of the Australasian Association of Writing Programs, 2010 (2010)
This paper investigates the ways in which literary studies and critical theory can be used...
Deferring the 'main' point: Teaching 'narrative desire' as an alternative creative practice, The Margins and Mainstreams Papers: the refereed proceedings of the 14th conference of the Australian Association of Writing Programs (2009)
This paper examines the place of twentieth-century literary theory in Creative Writingpedagogy. It suggests that...