Friday, September 01, 2006

Shakespeare and world-wide audiences

Journal of Theory and Criticism
Issue number 15, 2007
Call for Papers

Although Shakespeare has always been recognized as a dramatist whose appeal cuts across geographical and national borders, it is only recently that his relationship to non-English speaking peoples has become the object of serious investigation. From the appearance in 1993 of two turning-point volumes - ­European Shakespeares, ed. Dirk Delabastita & Livien D’hust, and Foreign Shakespeare, ed. Dennis Kennedy­ - much has been said about Shakespeare outside his native language and culture. There is, in fact, a boom currently of publications and conferences on this subject. This volume of GRAMMA aims to focus on a particular aspect of world-wide Shakespeare: the audience(s). We mean audience(s) as it applies to a variety of cultures, situations, media, and historical periods. We therefore invite papers on such topics as:

Theatrical and cinematic audiences
Audiences of professional and amateur performances
Audiences of specific translations or editions
English-speaking audiences within foreign cultures
The class constitution of audiences
Audiences of past centuries and of the present

Papers should not exceed 7000 words (including footnotes and Works Cited) and should follow the latest MLA Handbook. Papers should be submitted in double-spaced format (two hard copies and a disk) to the editors of the issue at the following addresses: Tina Krontiris, School of English, Aristotle University, 541 24 Thessaloniki, Greece. E-mail:, Jyotsna G. Singh, Department of English, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1036, e-mail:

Deadline for submissions: 31 December 2006


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