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Call for Submissions: Edward Albee’s Influence on American Drama

Call for Submissions for Volume Four of New Perspectives in Edward Albee Studies, the Official Publication of the Edward Albee Society. Published annually by Brill.

(Volume One, Edward Albee and Absurdism, published January 2017, Volume Two, Sex, Gender and Sexualities in Edward Albee’s Plays forthcoming, March 2018.)

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 (nbianchini@loyola.edu) for queries, proposals, and/or submissions. For submission guidelines, please see the general call for submissions on the Edward Albee Society website:

http://edwardalbeesociety.org/new-perspectives-in-edward-albee-studies-a-book-series/call-for-submissions/

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

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Call for Submissions: Edward Albee as Dramatic and Theatrical Innovator

Call for Submissions for Volume Three of New Perspectives in Edward Albee Studies, the Official Publication of the Edward Albee Society. (Published annually by Brill from which Volume One, Edward Albee and Absurdism, is now available)

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 (CrespyD@missouri.edu) and Lincoln Konkle (konkleli@tcnj.edu) for queries, proposals, and/or submissions. For submission guidelines, please see the general call for submissions on the Edward Albee Society website:

http://edwardalbeesociety.org/new-perspectives-in-edward-albee-studies-a-book-series/call-for-submissions/

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

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