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Ana-Karina Schneider


The Academic Anglophone Society of Romania invites contributions for a
forthcoming Special Issue of its periodical ABC on the topic of
“International Anglophone Theatre.”

The contemporary world theatrical canon includes many examples of
Anglophone playwriting by playwrights with connections beyond Anglophone
countries; and of non-Anglophone texts in English translation and
adaptation. Recent examples include Rock’n’Roll, the epic examination of
twentieth-century Czech history by Czech-British playwright Sir Tom
Stoppard, directed, in Romanian translation, by Andrei Serban; the
international hit Waxing West, a play in English by New York-based Romanian
playwright Saviana Stanescu; the current Broadway revival of British
playwright Christopher Hampton’s Les Liaisons Dangereuses, adapted from the
French novel by Choderlos de Laclos; and Nigerian-British playwright Biyi
Bandele-Thomas’s Oronooko, adapted from the novel by Aphra Behn.

How do these cross-currents between languages, cultures, and theatrical and
literary decisions expand the canon of Anglophone drama? What traditions or
concerns presently exist in “Anglophone” theatre, distinct from the
theatrical traditions of specific Anglophone countries or cities? How does
movement between different languages, perspectives, and audiences change
the adapted, translated, or produced text? And to which contemporary
international Anglophone playwrights, translators, and theatre companies
should the world theatre community pay closer attention? These are a few of
the questions that the Special Issue in Anglophone European Theatre may

We seek:

• Research articles
• Theatre and Performance reviews
• Script extracts from original plays by European authors, in English or in
English translation
• Interviews with theatre practitioners and/or theorists

… relevant to the following topics:

• Anglophone playwrights â€" contemporary and earlier - in an international
• Plays in English translation
• English-Language plays in translation
• Cross-currents in Anglophone and non-Anglophone theatre

Please ELECTRONICALLY submit articles, interviews, and script extracts, by
1 September 2008, to:

Rebecca Nesvet
Lecturer in Creative Writing
Humanities, University of Gloucestershire


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with ABC SUBMISSION in the subject-line.

American, British and Canadian Studies, the journal of the Academic
Anglophone Society of Romania, is an international, peer-reviewed journal
that seeks to explore cross-disciplinary developments in Anglophone Studies
in the changing environment forged by digital media, advanced technology
and the global condition. ABC’s primary goal is to contribute fresh angles
to the academic subject of English by promoting shape-changing research
across conventional boundaries. As well as providing innovative approaches
to influential crosscurrents in current thinking, the journal sets out to
connect work by scholars conducting advanced research in the theoretical
humanities. By virtue of its variegated profile and of the intercultural
dialogue it aspires to stage, ABC examines Anglophone studies in a
multi-disciplinary perspective.

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