Shakespeare Association of America

Recent Calls for Papers

  • Shakespeare’s Things: Agency, Materiality, and Performance, a peer-reviewed essay collection co-edited by Brett Gamboa (Dartmouth College) and Larry Switzky (University of Toronto), is inviting contributions on the liveliness, actual or apparent sentience, and uncanny autonomy of objects in Shakespeare’s plays. Please click here for more information. Please send abstracts of 250-500 words (for essays of 5000-6000 words in length) and a brief c.v. by no later than November 15, 2016.
  • Cahiers Shakespeare en devenir (Numéro Anniversaire 2017), Shakespeare and Africa would like to explore the relationship between Elizabethan and Jacobean drama, that of Shakespeare but also his contemporaries, and the representation of Africa, or, from a contextual viewpoint, the perception of the African continent in early modern England. The issue will also discuss 19th-21st c. re-writings, appropriations and adaptations of Shakespeare by African and African-American writers, stage directors and film directors. Click here for a full description of the call. Completed papers, in English or in French, should be sent by late April 2017 along with an abstract, a contributor’s bio and a list of keywords, to Yan Brailowsky and Pascale Drouet.
  • Lever Press, a peer-reviewed, open access publisher of scholarly monographs in the humanities, the arts, and the humanistic social sciences, has officially launched. Proposals for new works and new series are now being welcomed at the Lever Press website. Information and instructions for submissions may be found here.
  • The journal Romanesques invites contributes to a special volume on “Shakespeare and the Novel,” to be published in spring 2017. The deadline is 1 November 2016.
  • Michael LoMonico, the Folger Library’s Senior Consultant on Nation Education, will be guest editing a forthcoming issue of Critic, the College English Association’s journal, on “Teaching Shakespeare in Today’s Classrooms.”