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Renaissance Drama

New Series 38 (2010) through New Series 40 (2012)

Renaissance Drama is an annual publication dedicated to the investigation of traditional canons of drama, as well as to the exploration of the significance of performance, broadly construed, in early modern cultures. Each volume presents essays that question or apply newer forms of interpretation on the study of early modern plays, theater, and performance. Articles also address works written in traditions other than the English, the discourses that shaped and were shaped by the varied institutions of drama across Europe and beyond its borders within which it was produced, and manifestations of performance and performativity both on and off the theatrical stage.

Published by: Northwestern University Press

New Series 40, 2012

New Series 39, 2011

New Series 38, 2010

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E-ISSN: 2164-3415
Print ISSN: 0486-3739

Submissions Guidelines

Renaissance Drama is a peer-edited annual publication that investigates the traditional canons of drama, as well as exploring the significance of performance, broadly conceived, in early modern cultures. We invite submissions of manuscripts concerning early modern plays, theater, or performance within Europe or related to European cultures, including essays on works in languages and traditions other than English (although we publish only essays written in English), that examine the cultural discourses that shaped and were shaped by institutions of drama across Europe and beyond its borders or that address manifestations of performance and performativity during this historical period both on and off the stage. Occasionally, issues of the journal are devoted to special topics.

The editors of Renaissance Drama prefer to receive manuscript submissions electronically, either as Rich Text Format (.rtf) files or as Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) files. The journal does not accept submissions by facsimile. Scholars preparing manuscripts for Renaissance Drama should refer to the stylistic guidelines of The Chicago Manual of Style (15th edition), including endnote reference citations. For initial review of manuscripts, photocopies of illustrations are acceptable, but should the essay be accepted, its author(s) will be responsible for obtaining publishable-quality images and any necessary permissions.

Queries and submissions should be addressed to Nathan Mead at n-mead2@northwestern.edu. This information on submissions, as well as updates and information on any upcoming special issues, may be found at the Web site of the Northwestern University Department of English: http://www.english.northwestern.edu/resources/renaissance_drama_journal.html.

Editorial Board

New Series 38, 2010


Jeffrey Masten, Northwestern University
William N. West, Northwestern University

Editorial Committee

Albert Ascoli, University of California, Berkeley
Leonard Barkan, Princeton University
David Bevington, University of Chicago
A. R. Braunmuller, University of California, Los Angeles
Alan Dessen, University of North Carolina
Frances E. Dolan, University of California, Davis
Barbara Hodgdon, University of Michigan
Jean E. Howard, Columbia University
G. K. Hunter, Yale University
Theodore B. Leinwand, University of Maryland, College Park
Leah S. Marcus, Vanderbilt University
Kathleen E. McLuskie, University of Birmingham, The Shakespeare Institute
Louis A. Montrose, University of California, San Diego
Timothy Reiss, New York University
Mary Beth Rose, University of Illinois at Chicago
Garrett A. Sullivan Jr., Pennsylvania State University
Elissa Weaver, University of Chicago
W. B. Worthen, Barnard College

Former Editors

S. Schoenbaum, 1956–76
Leonard Barkan, 1977–85
Mary Beth Rose, 1985–99
Wendy Wall, 1999–2005

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