CFP for Emerging Scholars in Theatre

deadline for submissions: 
June 15, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
contact email: 

Call for Papers

The CFP for our next issue - including our THEMED SECTION - is due JUNE 15



It connects us. It separates us. It inspires us. It frustrates us.

It surrounds us.

For the themed section of our next issue, we are launching a call for papers that explore the myriad ways that technology participates in the making of theatre. Possible angles may include (but are certainly not limited to):

  • Advances in theatre technology (current, historical, in development, etc.)
  • Use of different technologies to enhance storytelling in performance
  • The role of technology within a particular dramatic text or texts
  • Intersection of dramaturgy and technology
  • Intersection of live performance and mediated performance
  • Audience engagement in live performance through incorporation of technology

For the themed section, we invite scholarly and creative work, as well as performance reviews.

Submissions of both themed and general work will be considered for this issue.

Etudes is an online theatre and performance studies journal for emerging scholars, dedicated to the unique voice of the individual scholar.  We invite the submission of scholarly manuscripts, media, performance reviews, manifestos, etc. covering any range of topics within the theatre and performance studies realm.  We highly encourage works of performative writing and academic playfulness.  This is a place to try things out, take some risks, and expand the definition of what is considered rigorous publishable material. Submissions of any and all theatre-based scholarship will be considered.

Submission Guidelines

All submissions (including audio or video) must be accompanied by a cover page that includes your name and affiliation, title of submission, email and phone number, brief personal bio, and brief abstract (150-300 words). The submissions themselves should, if possible, be stripped of anything that identifies the author. Identity should only be noted in the cover sheet.

Authors are responsible for obtaining appropriate permissions to use any non-original content within their submissions.

Submissions must not be under consideration for any other publication.

Submissions and inquiries should be emailed to  If your submission cannot be sent via email (for example, large video files), please email us and we will work out the easiest method of delivery.

Manuscripts should adhere to most recent MLA guidelines and should be submitted in MS Word format. Please use in-text citations and a works cited page, and any notes should be included as footnotes rather than endnotes. And try to be certain that there is one space between sentences rather than two. Please do not put your name in the manuscript document. While our online format makes our length requirements very flexible, we ask that papers not exceed 6,000 words (including footnotes and works cited). When additional media such as videos or photos are included in a manuscript submission, please send those additional elements separately rather than embedding them in the document file. Please do be sure to indicate in your file where the elements should be included.

Audio pieces should be submitted via email in mp3 format. Video pieces should be submitted in mov or mp4 formats, preferably 640 pixels in width. Videos will need to be submitted via file transfer site, vimeo download or other secure source for large file transfer.  Please be sure to email the editors to discuss video submission. Though it is not required, some written component (in addition to the required cover page) to accompany and contextualize your project may be advisable.

We are looking for evocative photography to populate our website, and we are hoping that some folks will be willing to share images of the exciting work you are doing! These images will not be peer reviewed and may be submitted at any time. You must own the rights to a photo in order to submit it. Any photos used on the site will be given appropriate credit.

We do not currently have the capabilities for hosting web-based projects, but do hope to in the future. Please feel free to contact us if you have ideas in this area.

All submissions will be blind reviewed by two reviewers from our editorial board (listed in the ABOUT section). Please note that, with many video or audio submissions, true anonymity may not be possible, but such pieces will still be fairly reviewed.

The mission of this journal is to provide publication opportunities for those who haven't had many yet, so we are primarily looking for submissions from scholars who fit that description.

Etudes supports the Creative Commons option for alternative licensing protections. Authors retain ownership of their work, while allowing certain usages. We do ask that, if your work is shared again later in another source or form, that you cite Etudes as the original source of publication. The Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives license under which we operate allows readers to download and share your work, but only with appropriate attribution. They may not alter your work in any way, or use your work commercially without your express permission. If your materials contain elements that are under another copyright, it is up to you (the author) to secure the appropriate permissions to include those elements in publication of your work.