Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Special Issue of Shakespeare: ‘Shakespeare and Fletcher’

We invite submissions for a special issue of Shakespeare, the journal of the British Shakespeare Association, on the topic of ‘Shakespeare and Fletcher’. These might include essays (c. 6000 words including notes), review-essays (2-3000 words) or reviews (1000-1500 words).

Topics might include:

-- Studies of the collaborative plays, Henry VIII, Cardenio and The Two Noble Kinsmen
-- Studies of the relationships between plays by Shakespeare and Fletcher
-- Shakespeare and Fletcher in performance from the seventeenth century to the present day
-- Shakespeare and Fletcher as King’s Men playwrights
-- Fletcher after Shakespeare
-- Shakespeare, Fletcher and inter-cultural exchange
-- Theoretical approaches
-- Genre and other aspects of literary form
-- Book history (e.g. studies in the folios; Shakespeare, Fletcher and the market for plays in quarto; reissues, etc.)
-- History of editing
-- Reviews of productions (especially outside London/the UK)

Shakespeare is a major peer-reviewed journal, publishing articles drawn from the best of current international scholarship on the most recent developments in Shakespearean criticism. Its principal aim is to bridge the gap between the disciplines of Shakespeare in Performance Studies and Shakespeare in English Literature and Language. The journal builds on the existing aim of the British Shakespeare Association, to exploit the synergies between academics and performers of Shakespeare. Please visit the website at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/17450918.asp/ for more specific submission guidelines and to read past issues.

Please send abstracts of approximately 200 words to the guest editors: Clare McManus (C.McManus@roehampton.ac.uk) and Lucy Munro (l.munro@engl.keele.ac.uk) by 31 July 2010. Completed essays or reviews will be due at the end of December 2010.


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