Journal of American Drama and Theatre - "Capitalism and Identity"

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Mark Cosdon, American Theatre and Drama Society
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The Publications Committee of the American Theatre and Drama Society invites submissions for the Spring 2011 issue of the Journal of American Drama and Theatre which it is guest editing. You do not need to be a member of the Society to submit an article, but submissions from the membership are particularly encouraged. (For more information about the American Theatre and Drama Society, see The aim of the Journal of American Drama and Theatre is "to promote research on theatre of the Americas and to encourage historical and theoretical approaches to plays, playwrights, performances, and popular theatre traditions."

For the spring 2011 call, we invite colleagues to explore the nexus between capitalism and identity. The American theatre is particularly exposed to changing economic, political, and social environments. How does American drama stage the economic and cultural forces of capitalism? How does capitalism impact individual lives? How have plays and performances changed prevalent perceptions? How do playwrights stage capital? We are interested in contributions that address these subjects from contemporary as well as historical perspectives. Submissions may address theatre and performance from across the Americas, North and South.

Manuscripts (5000-6000 words) should be prepared in conformity with the Chicago Manual of Style, using footnotes rather than endnotes. Articles should be submitted as e-mail attachments, using Microsoft Word format. Please note that all correspondence will be conducted by e-mail. Submissions must be received no later than January 2, 2011; please email articles to Mark Cosdon,

Authors will be notified about the status of their submissions during the week of January 17, 2011. The final manuscript revisions of accepted submissions (complete with rights, permissions for images, etc.) must be received by the Publications Committee no later than March 4, 2011.

ATDS Publications Committee:
Dorothy Chansky, Texas Tech University
Mark Cosdon (Chair), Allegheny College
Harley Erdman, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Anne Fletcher, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
Michelle Granshaw, University of Washington
Kim Marra, University of Iowa
Peter Reed, University of Mississippi
Ilka Saal, Ghent University
Sarah Stevenson, College of Mount Saint Vincent
Bob Vorlicky, New York University
Barry Witham, University of Washington