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Journal of Contemporary Drama in English

Editor In Chief: Martin Middeke
Edited by: Ute Berns, Clare Wallace and Christina Wald
Your benefits:
  • Wide range of aspects of contemporary drama and theatre
  • Theoretical and methodological contributions
  • Contemporary drama and theatre aesthetics in the context of other social phenomena
  • Rigorous peer-review

The Journal of Contemporary Drama in English focuses on issues in contemporary Anglophone dramatic literature and theatre performance. It renegotiates the understanding of contemporary aesthetics of drama and theatre by treating dramatic texts of the last fifty years. The peer-reviewed journal publishes essays that engage in close readings of plays and also touch upon historical, political, formal, theoretical and methodological aspects of contemporary drama, theatre and performance. JCDE appears twice a year: volume one is a special issue based on the annual international conferences held by the German Society for Contemporary Theatre and Drama in English, volume two invites individual essays on contemporary theatre and drama in English. The journal also contains a review section.

  • contemporary Anglophone dramatic literature
  • theatre performance

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Articles, Reviews

> Information on submission process

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The Journal of Contemporary Drama in English (JCDE) was founded in 2013 and is run by the German Society for Contemporary Theatre and Drama in English.

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Supplementary Materials

Volume 8 (2020): Issue 1 (May 2020): Special Issue: Theater of Crisis: Contemporary Aesthetic / Responses to a Cross-Sectional Condition

Essay manuscripts should be sent to the General Editor:

Prof. Dr. Martin Middeke
Chair of English Literature
Faculty of Philology and History
University of Augsburg
Universitätsstraße 10
D-86159 Augsburg, Germany
Email: martin.middeke@philhist.uni-augsburg.de

Review copies and request should be sent to
Christina Wald, University of Konstanz

Your benefits of publishing with us Submission process
  • Submission of your paper
  • Peer review process
  • If accepted: you have the option to publish it open access
  • Publication online and in print
Please note
  • Manuscripts must be written in clear and concise English
  • Before submitting your article please have a look at our Publication Ethics Statement and our copyright agreement
  • Once your article is accepted you have the option to publish it open access
  • Our repository policy allows you to distribute 30 PDF copies of your published article to colleagues (the PDF has to include the information that it is an author's copy). Please also feel free to distribute the link to the online abstract
  • If you have any general questions please visit our FAQ page for authors

We look forward to receiving your manuscript.

Martin Middeke, University of Augsburg, Germany

Ute Berns, University of Hamburg, Germany
Christina Wald, University of Konstanz, Germany (Reviews)
Clare Wallace, University of Prague, Czech Republic

Advisory Board
Mireia Aragay, University of Barcelona
John Bull, University of Lincoln
Johan Callens, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Tobias Döring, LMU München
Jill S. Dolan, Princeton University
Nicholas Grene, Trinity College Dublin
Stephen L. Lacey, Glamorgan
Deirdre Osborne, University of London
Dan Rebellato, University of London
Bernhard Reitz, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Anthony Roche, University College Dublin
Annette J. Saddik, New York City College of Technology
Elizabeth Sakellaridou, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki
Aleks Sierz, Rose Bruford College of Theatre & Performance, London

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Audience: researchers in the field of drama and theatre studies, cultural and English studies