De Gruyter has strengthened its international humanities portfolio with two new journals. The Journal of Contemporary Drama in English is the official publication of The German Society for Contemporary Theatre and Drama in English (CDE). It is an international and interdisciplinary forum for outstanding scholarship on modern English-language theater arts. The biannual, peer-reviewed journal publishes close readings of plays with analysis of their history, politics, form, theory, and method. The journal also includes a book series. The first two titles, to be published in 2013, are Elżbieta Baraniecka’s Sublime Drama: British Theatre of the 1990s and Clara Escoda Agustí’s Collapse as Resistance in Martin Crimp’s Theatre.
Sociocultural Pragmatics: An International Journal of Spanish Linguistics is an open-access publication created to disseminate scholarship in theoretical and applied pragmatics, with a special focus on the social and cultural aspects of Spanish. Starting this fall, Sociocultural Pragmatics will appear biannually via De Gruyter Online. The journal is supported by the EDICE (Estudios sobre el Discurso de la Cortesía en Español), an international research project headquartered in Sweden. All the project’s studies will be digitally accessible without restriction, though De Gruyter will also provide print versions to libraries that desire bound copies.
“These two new periodicals – one in English literature and the other in Romance studies – are a very welcome addition to De Gruyter’s portfolio and will cement its leading position as an international publishing partner in linguistics and literature studies,” says Dr Anke Beck, Vice President of Publishing at De Gruyter. “Professional editors, the in-house digital platform De Gruyter Online, and our liberal open-access policy convinced the founders of these journals to publish their superb scholarship through De Gruyter.”