Journal Announcement and CFP: Upstage, a journal of turn-of-the-century dramatic literature, theatre, and theatrical culture

UPSTAGE, a peer-reviewed online publication dedicated to research in turn-of-the-century dramatic literature, theatre, and theatrical culture, seeks submissions for its second issue scheduled for the spring or summer of 2011. This is a development of the pages published under this name as part of THE OSCHOLARS, and will henceforth be an independently edited journal in the oscholars group published at, as part of our expanding coverage of the different cultural manifestations of the fin de siècle.

Topics may include, but are not limited to, the work of Shaw, Schnitzler, Ibsen, Chekhov, Strindberg, von Hofmannsthal, and their contemporaries in Western and Eastern Europe and beyond. UPSTAGE welcomes a variety of theoretical and critical methodologies.

We are interested in receiving:

  • Scholarly articles of approximately 3000 words
  • Book-reviews of approximately 500 words
  • Reports on work in progress (book manuscripts, Master’s theses, and doctoral dissertations) (approximately 500-1000 words)
  • Reviews of contemporary productions of turn-of-the-century plays (or plays about the turn of the nineteenth century) and announcements of future productions (approximately 500words)

The publication is international in scope. Although we will publish in English initially, we hope to include publications in other languages in the future.

By February 15, 2011, please e-mail your submissions, as MS Word attachments only, to both

Dr. Helena Gurfinkel (
Department of English Language and Literature, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville


Dr. Michelle C. Paull, (
Drama Programme, St. Mary’s University College, Strawberry Hill

Submissions should conform to the latest version of the MLA style. In order to undergo masked peer-review, scholarly articles must be submitted in the following way: the author’s contact information and brief bio should appear in the body of the e-mail, while the Word attachment should contain no identifying information.

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