Extended Deadline CFP: Essence & Critique: Journal of Literature and Drama Studies (ISSN: 2791-6553)

deadline for submissions: 
October 22, 2021
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Essence & Critique: Journal of Literature and Drama Studies (ISSN: 2791-6553)

Essence & Critique: Journal of Literature and Drama Studies i(2791-6553) invites submissions for the second issue of the journal - a general issue on Literature and Drama Studies.

Essence & Critique: Journal of Literature and Drama Studies is an open access peer-reviewed academic journal that serves as a forum for multi- and interdisciplinary discussions across Literature and Drama Studies, providing academicians, scholars, professionals, and students with the opportunity to disseminate their research to a diverse audience of peers and professionals.

The second issue aims to cover literary and theatrical works in general.

Essence & Critique: Journal of Literature and Drama Studies welcomes papers and book reviews addressing general studies on Literature and Drama from all disciplines within the Humanities. As a multi- and interdisciplinary journal, we particularly welcome research with an interdisciplinary approach. Papers may be theoretical, empirical, or interpretative in nature, and all submissions will be considered. Topics may include but are not limited to:

Literary/Theatrical/Dramatic Studies
Literary/Theatrical/Dramatic Genres
Literary/Theatrical/Dramatic Theories

Literature/Drama and Sociology

Literature/Drama and Psychology
Literature/Drama and Rhetoric

Literature/Drama and History

Literature/Drama and Politics
Literature/Drama and Philosophy
Literature/Drama and Music
Literature/Drama and Science

Please send a digital copy of the complete manuscript using the template provided by Essence & Critique: Journal of Literature and Drama Studies to essencecritiquejournal@gmail.com by Thursday September 3Oth 2021

Submission length is 5000-8000 words for original articles, and 1500-2000 words for book reviews. Please omit references to the author in manuscripts to ensure anonymous reviews. The journal does not accept manuscripts previously published by or simultaneously submitted to other publication venues. Please contact essencecritiquejournal@gmail.com with any questions.

Editorial Board


  • Önder Çakırtaş, Bingol University

Associate Editors

  • Gloria Lee McMillan University of Arizona
  • Paul Innes United Arab Emirates University
  • Nelson Orringer University of Connecticut
  • Katrine K. Wong University of Macao

Editorial Review Board

  • Brian Boyd The University of Auckland
  • Kathleen Starck University of Koblenz-Landau
  • Lorraine Kerslake Alicante University
  • Mary V. Seeman University of Toronto
  • Philip Zapkin Pennsylvania State University
  • Anemona Alb University of Oradea
  • Theodora Tsimpouki National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
  • Mary Cappelli University of Southern California
  • Aubrey Tang Chapman University
  • Joanne Emmens Auckland University of Technology
  • Marisa Kerbizi Aleksander Moisiu University
  • Manal Al Natour West Virginia University
  • Ingrida Eglė Žindžiuvienė Vytautas Magnus University
  • Heather Thaxter University Centre Doncaster
  • Paweł Jędrzejko University of Silesia in Katowice
  • Silva Ibrahimi Albanian University
  • Jillian Curr University of Western Australia
  • Dana Radler The Bucharest University of Economic Studies
  • Margaret Lundberg University of Washington
  • Bujar Hoxha South East European University
  • Maria Luisa Di Martino Ca' Foscari University of Venice
  • Pelin Doğan Munzur University
  • Antolin C. Trinidad Yale University
  • Ankit Raj PCLS Government College
  • Fouad Mami University of Adrar

Editorial Assistants

  • Marietta Kosma University of Oxford
  • Muhammed İkbal Candan Van Yüzüncü Yıl University


While the journal currently has a distinguished editorial team, Essence & Critique: Journal of Literature and Drama Studies is looking for book review editors with the passion to drive the journal forward in an exciting period of development. It is a significant role that will require active engagement with the journal and author community, particularly in assisting with book reviews. The role of the Book Review Editor is to act as an ambassador for the journal, working closely with the Editor in Chief and Associate Editors to promote the journal content and engage with the journal’s reader and author community. Successful candidates will be expected to champion the journal and help us to maintain and improve the Journal’s standards and quality by:

                Regularly agreeing to review book review papers and handle these promptly to ensure fast turnaround times

  • Suggest referees for papers that you are unable to review yourself
  • Support the Journal through the submission of your own manuscripts where appropriate
  • Encourage colleagues and peers to submit high quality manuscripts to the Journal
  • Support in promoting the Journal
  • Attend virtual Editorial Board meetings when possible
  • Be an ambassador for the journal; build, nurture, and grow a community around it;
  • Increase awareness of the articles published in the journal in all relevant communities and amongst colleagues

Becoming part of the editorial team of a journal is a rewarding and fulfilling experience where you will build your own networks, promote the research that you are passionate about, and be recognized as a leading figure within the academic community.

Submitting your Application

If you would like to apply for the position of a Book Review Editor on the journal, please contact the Deputy Editor including your CV, to either essencecritiquejournal@gmail.com or ondercakirtas@bingol.edu.tr

Journal web: https://journalofcritique.com/index.php

Contact Info:  Önder Çakırtaş, PhD

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