Call For Submissions

New Perspectives in Edward Albee Studies is currently seeking proposals and/or essays for Volume #3.

Topic: Edward Albee as Dramatic and Theatrical Innovator

We are seeking essays that explore Albee’s plays for innovations in theatrical style, dramatic structure, creation of great characters (from both a performance and observation of human behavior perspective), and subject matter (e.g., mistreatment of the elderly, reversal of gender roles in conventional marriage, death and dying).

In addition, we welcome essays that explore Albee’s innovative work in a variety of roles and venues other than as author of plays produced in theaters, for example:

  • The Last Frontier Conference in Alaska
  • The William Flanagan Memorial Creative Persons Center (The Edward Albee Foundation)
  • Albee’s teaching at the Universities of Houston and Princeton, and his visits to colleges and universities to participate in conferences or give talks, and mentorship of student playwrights.
  • His mentoring at Signature Theatre and Cherry Lane Theatre
  • His international engagement as an ambassador of PEN and International Theatre Institute
  • His curating of art exhibits, and support of specific visual artists (and artists of any type).

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 either/both of the Editors, David Crespy ( and Lincoln Konkle ( for queries, proposals, and/or submissions.

Deadline of submission for completed manuscripts: November 15, 2017.

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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