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The editors of NEW FEILDS OF PLAY: ENACTMENTS IN CRITICISM invite submissions for its inaugural issue, Fall 2013. New Fields of Play will feature original works of criticism in a variety of forms, including sound recording, visual art, video, text, and hybrids thereof, that enact as well as argue their interpretive, analytical, and/or critical claims. The editors are particularly eager to review trans-disciplinary works that engage audiences beyond the institutional academic on topics related to performance, drama, theater, performativity and enactive criticism (including stand-up, new/interactive media, role-playing, visual culture) and that do so in ways that push the boundaries of traditional academic publication. While analytical rigor and responsible citation and attribution remain important, submissions should also engage experimentation in their approach or form (or both)--experimentation that complements or enacts the claims or perspectives offered. Authors and artists whose works use adaptation, sampling, or other unconventional quotations of established texts are particularly encouraged to obtain all necessary permissions before submitting their work. New Fields of Play uses blind peer review to select pieces to be published and adheres to accepted protocols for doing so. Simultaneous submissions will not be considered; multiple submissions, however, are welcome.

Submissions or queries may be emailed directly to any of the editors: Judith Roof (William Shakespeare Professor of English, Rice University;; Ann C. Hall (Professor of English, Ohio Dominican University;; or Craig N. Owens (Associate Professor of English and Director of the Center for the Humanities, Drake University;

Please include the phrase "New Fields of Play" in the subject line of all correspondence. Images should be submitted as jpeg files; videos as mpeg files; sound recordings as mp3 files; and text as MS Word files. Authors and artists wishing to use other formats or media, or hybrid formats, should send a preliminary query about file specifications before submitting.

Submissions received by January 2, 2013, will receive full consideration for publication in the inaugural issue.