Call For Submissions

New Perspectives in Edward Albee Studies is currently seeking proposals and/or essays for Volume #4.

Topic: Edward Albee’s Influence on American Drama

We are seeking essays that explore Albee’s influence and reach in the American theatre. This could include playwrights whom he mentored directly, playwrights who were inspired by him, his role as director of both his own and others’ work, collaborators who worked with him, and artists whose own careers were in some way shaped by him.

In particular, we are interested in essays on any or all of the following topics:

  • The work of the Playwrights Unit, part of Albarwild Theatre Arts, Inc.
  • Albee’s mentorship of playwrights such as Adrienne Kennedy, Lanford Wilson, Amiri Baraka, Terrence McNally, Megan Terry, John Guare, A.R. Gurney, Sam Shepard, and others
  • Albee’s partnership with the Cherry Lane theatre and his contributions to off-Broadway theatre
  • Imitators of Albee’s Style
  • Albee as professor and his work in the academy
  • Albee’s influence on LGBTQ theatre

We encourage submissions from graduate students as well as established scholars or theatre professionals from any approach (e.g., theatre history, performance studies, literary theory and criticism), as well as those who have worked with Mr. Albee in any of the above activities.

Please contact Volume Editor Natka Bianchini ( for queries, proposals, and/or submissions. For submission guidelines, please see the general instructions below.

Deadline of submission for completed manuscripts: November 15, 2018.

To submit an essay for a particular volume, please email your double-spaced article as an MS Word attachment. While the journal prefers articles to be 6,000-9,000 words in length, articles between 4,000-12,000 words will be considered. Articles should be written according to The Chicago Manual of Style, 15th Edition (with footnotes instead of in-text citations and also with a Bibliography). Simultaneous submissions are not accepted. Please email your submissions and/or proposals to the appropriate volume Editor(s), or the Series Editor, Michael Y. Bennett, As essays undergo a double-blind review, please make sure your essay does not include any self-identifying information. Inquiries regarding review-essays (which can be as extensive as 20,000 words) should also be sent to the Editor(s) or the Series Editor.

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