Call for Book Reviews

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The Shakespeare Newsletter
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The Shakespeare Newsletter seeks reviewers for the following monographs and essay collections:

Bayer, Mark. Theatre, Community, and Civic Engagement in Jacobean London. Iowa City: U. of Iowa Press, 2011.

Bromley, James M. and Stockton, Will, eds. Sex Before Sex: Figuring the Act in Early Modern England. Minneapolis: U. of Minnesota Press, 2013.

Burnett, Mark Thornton. Shakespeare and World Cinema. New York: Cambridge U. Press, 2013.

Carnegie, David and Taylor, Gary, eds. The Quest for Cardenio: Shakespeare, Fletcher, Cerantes, and the Lost Play. Oxford: Oxford U. Press, 2012.

Fletcher, John. The Island Princess. Ed. Clare McManus. London: Methuen Drama, 2013.

Gotar, David P. Hamlet Made Simple and Other Essays. Nashville: New English Review Press, 2013.

Hatchuel, Sarah and Vienne-Guerrin, Nathalie. Shakespeare On
Screen: Hamlet.
Mont-Saint-Aignan Cedex: Publications des universités de Rouen et du Havre, 2011.

Huang, Alexander C.Y. Chinese Shakespeares: Two Centuries of Cultural Exchange. New York: Columbia U. Press, 2009.

Korda, Natasha. Labors Lost: Women's Work and the Early Modern English Stage. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011.

Longstaffe, Stephen, ed. 1 Henry IV: A Critical Guide. New York: Continuum, 2011.

Lyne, Raphael. Shakespeare, Rhetoric and Cognition. New York: Cambridge U. Press, 2011.

Makaryk, Irena R. and McHugh, Marissa, eds. Shakespeare and the Second World War: Memory, Culture, Identity. Toronto: U. of Toronto Press, 2012.

Straznicky, Marta, ed. Shakespeare's Stationers: Studies in Cultural Bibliography. Philadelphia: U. of Pennsylvania Press, 2013.

Wiggins, Martin and Richardson, Catherine. British Drama 1533-1642: A Catalogue. Volume II: 1567-1589. New York and Oxford: Oxford U. Press, 2012.

Wiggins, Martin. Drama and the Transfer of Power in Renaissance England. Oxford: Oxford U. Press, 2012.

If interested in reviewing these books, or if you would like to review a recent book-length publication not listed above, please email us at by August 31, 2013 with the following information:

1. Full name, affiliation, and professional status.
2. Book(s) to review (please limit your selection to up to 2 of the above works).
3. CV

Selected reviewers will receive a copy of the selected work. Authors of printed book reviews will receive the issue of The Shakespeare Newsletter that contains their work.

The Shakespeare Newsletter's book reviews typically range between 1500 and 2500 words. We ask reviewers to follow MLA format and style guidelines.

A triannual publication, The Shakespeare Newsletter was founded in 1951 by Professor Louis Marder, who had developed the journal into a widely-read Shakespearean resource by the time he retired as Professor of English at the University of Illinois, Chicago Circle. Published at Iona College since 1991, it is now co-edited by Thomas Pendleton, John Mahon, and Thomas J. Moretti.

The Shakespeare Newsletter reaches 37 countries and every continent, with more than 1,500 subscribers. Every issue includes news, book reviews, brief critical essays, summaries of journal articles, interviews, and theater reviews by scholars across the globe. Regular features include "Table of Contents" (brief reviews of current books in the field), "Review of Periodicals," and "Talking Books." The journal also notes the passing of famous Shakespeare critics and performers, offers the occasional Shakespeare quiz, and provides information about various conferences at home and abroad.

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