Call for Papers for the Fourth Issue: Essence & Critique: Journal of Literature and Drama Studies (ISSN: 2791-6553)

deadline for submissions: 
October 31, 2022
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Essence & Critique: Journal of Literature and Drama Studies (ISSN: 2791-6553)

Essence & Critique: Journal of Literature and Drama Studies invites submissions for the fourth 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” 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 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 by Monday 31st October 2022.

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 with any questions.




Editorial Board

Founding Editor-in-Chief
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 Macau


Book Review Editors

Valerie L. Guyant (Montana State University)

James Jarret (Colchester Institute and UCC)


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 EglėŽindžiuvienė Vytautas Magnus University

Heather Thaxter University Centre Doncaster

Paweł Jędrzejko University of Silesia in Katowice

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

Jeanne Mathilda Mathieu Universite Toulouse

Deena El Shazly Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport

Fouad Mami University of Adrar

Ayusman Chakraborty Taki Government College


International Advisory Board

Bill Ashcroft (New South Wales University Sydney)


Editorial Assistants

Marietta Kosma University of Oxford

Muhammed İkbal Candan Van Yüzüncü Yıl University

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Contact Info: 

Önder Çakırtaş, PhD

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