The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 22.0311  Monday, 28 November 2011


From:         Sarah Gail Farrell <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Date:         November 27, 2011 12:53:09 PM EST

Subject:      Shakespeare and Performance


Early Modern Studies Journal (EMSJ) formerly Early English Studies (EES) is an online journal under the auspices of the University of Texas, Arlington English Department and is devoted to literary and cultural topics of study in early modern period. EES is published annually, peer-reviewed, and open to general submission.  


The 2012 issue will focus on Shakespeare and Performance.  We are interested in articles that consider any aspect of performance in historical or contemporary productions of Shakespeare and his contemporary playwrights.  The following list is of possible topics but should not be considered exhaustive:


  • Comparative performance in England
  • Comparative performances in England and other countries
  • Street performance
  • Provincial performance
  • Performance of Guilds
  • Women and Performance
  • Boy’s companies
  • Current Productions of early modern plays
  • Shakespeare Festivals
  • Playing spaces
  • Actors and the text
  • Theatrical Gesture
  • Court Performances and Masques


Please submit double-spaced manuscripts in Times New Roman, 12 pt font that do not exceed thirty pages, including notes (9,000 words total); electronic submission in Word format is required.  Please use endnotes rather than a bibliography, formatting to Chicago Manual of Style, 15th Ed. The author’s name, affiliation, and academic history should be included on the first page of the document. Thereafter, the author’s name should not appear in the document. Submissions are due January 31, 2012. The issue will appear in Fall 2012. Please contact Dr. Amy Tigner at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for any queries. 



Sarah Farrell

Review Editor

Early Modern Studies Journal


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