Modern Drama

Edited by R. Darren Gobert

Published Quarterly | E-ISSN 1712-5286 | ISSN 0026-7694

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Modern Drama is the most prominent journal in English to focus on dramatic literature. The journal features refereed articles written from a variety of geo-political points of view, both formal and historical, of the dramatic literature of the past two centuries; there is also an extensive book review section. MD is available in print and online.

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Modern Drama is the most prominent journal in English to focus on dramatic literature. The journal features refereed articles written from a variety of geo-political points of view, both formal and historical, of the dramatic literature of the past two centuries; there is also an extensive book review section. MD is available in print and online.

Modern Drama

Edited by R. Darren Gobert

Published Quarterly | E-ISSN 1712-5286 | ISSN 0026-7694

This Journal is online at:

MD Online and Project MUSE

Join the conversation
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Modern Drama is the most prominent journal in English to focus on dramatic literature. The journal features refereed articles written from a variety of geo-political points of view, both formal and historical, of the dramatic literature of the past two centuries; there is also an extensive book review section. MD is available in print and online.

  • Editorial board

    Editor
    R. Darren Gobert

    Editorial Assistants
    Alex Ferrone; Johanna Lawrie; Sebastian Samur

    Book Review Editor
    Diana Looser

    Director, Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies
    Tamara Trojanowska

    Business Manager
    Antonia Pop

    Chair, Editorial Advisory Board
    Jill Levenson

    Executive Committee

    Antonia Pop
    R. Darren Gobert
    Alan Ackerman
    Jill Levenson
    Tamara Trojanowska

    Other Members

    John Astington
    Elaine Aston
    Linda Ben-Zvi
    Elin Diamond
    Errol Durbach
    J. Ellen Gainor
    Stanton B. Garner, Jr.
    S.E. Gontarski
    Ju Yon Kim
    Ric Knowles
    David Kornhaber
    Martin Puchner
    Ato Quayson
    Matthew W. Smith
    Lawrence Switzky
    Joanne Tompkins
    Mary Trotter
    Stacy Wolf
    W.B. Worthen
    Hersh Zeifman

    Former Editors

    A.C. Edwards (Founding Editor), 1958–1972
    Ruby Cohn, 1967–1982
    Frederick J. Marker, 1972–1976
    Jill Levenson, 1977–1986
    John H. Astington, 1986–1991
    Patricia Howard, 1990–1993
    Dorothy Parker, 1993–1998
    Alan Thomas, 1993–1998
    David A. Blostein, 1995–1999
    Ric Knowles, 1999–2005
    Joanne Tompkins, 1999–2005
    W.B. Worthen, 1999–2005
    Alan Ackerman, 2005–2015
  • Open Access Policy

    In response to the Tri-Agency Open Access Policy on Publications, Modern Drama has developed a plan to ensure our authors are able to comply with the policy. There are two open access options allowed by the Tri-Agency, green and gold:

    Green Open Access
    Twelve (12) months after publication of the version of record (i.e., the article after copyediting, tagging, typesetting, etc.), the author may deposit a copy of the accepted article in their institutional repository with a DOI or direct link to the version of record. Please let us know when the deposit is made so that we can update our records.

    Gold Open Access
    At publication, the final version of record will become freely available on our primary platform, utpjournals.press. The Author Publication Charge is $3,000.

  • Abstracting and indexing

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    Contact
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    5201 Dufferin Street
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    Phone: 416-667-7777 ext 7806
    Email: lgowing@utpress.utoronto.ca
  • Author resources

    Instructions for Authors

    Modern Drama Submission Guidelines

    Please make your submissions by email attachment only to modern.drama@utpress.utoronto.ca.

    Please prepare your submission as a .doc or .docx file. Make sure to include the title, works cited, and article abstract in this same document. Submissions considered for publication will be blind vetted by two readers in the field and therefore should be submitted with no identifying information. Please ensure, in particular, that you remove your details from the document’s “Properties” (found under the “File” tab). Please include your name and address in the body of the email only.

    Submissions should include all appropriate documentation and conform to the most recent edition of the MLA Handbook. They should be double-spaced, including Notes and Works Cited, and should not normally exceed 9000 words. Submissions considered for publication will be blind vetted by two readers in the field.

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    If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the editorial assistant, Cassandra Silver, at modern.drama@utpress.utoronto.ca.

    Thank you for your interest in Modern Drama.

    Modern Drama Editorial Office
    c/o Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies
    214 College Street, 3rd Floor
    University of Toronto
    Toronto, ON M5T 2Z9
    Canada
    Fax: 416-971-1378
    Email: modern.drama@utpress.utoronto.ca

    Books for review and book reviews correspondence should be sent to:
    Ju Yon Kim
    Harvard University
    Department of English
    Barker Center
    12 Quincy Street
    Cambridge, MA 02138
    USA

  • Permission information

    Permissions Inquiries
    University of Toronto Press
    5201 Dufferin Street
    Toronto, ON M3H 5T8 Canada
    Tel: (416) 667–7777 ext. 7762
    Fax: (416) 667–7881
    Email: journal.permissions@utpress.utoronto.ca

  • Prize for best paper

    Each year three members of the Editorial Advisory Board, along with the editor, decides which article is the best published in the most recently issued volume. The winner is awarded a prize of $500 and a certificate of merit.

    2015 Winner
    Anastassiya Andrianova, "A Postcolonial Reading of Lesia Ukrainka's Orhiia," Modern Drama 58.2

    Honorable Mention
    Joseph Cermatori, "Unsettling Gertrude Stein: On the Citability of Baroque Gesture in Four Saints in Three Acts," Modern Drama 58.3

    Previous winners
    Zhu Xuefeng, "The Historical Edge of lrony: Marco Millions and lts Chinese Adaptations," Modern Drama 57.3

    David Kornhaber, "The Genealogy of Major Barbara: Nietzschean Philosophy and the Shavian Play of Ideas," Modern Drama 56.3

    S. E. Gontarski, “A Centenary of Missed Opportunities: A Guide to Assembling an Accurate Volume of Samuel Beckett's Dramatic ‘Shorts’,” Modern Drama 54.3 (tie)

    Lawrence Switzky, “Hearing Double: ‘Accousmatic’ Authority and the Rise of the Theatre Director,” Modern Drama 54.2 (tie)

    Sandy Alexandre, "[The] Things What Happened with our Family’: Property and Inheritance in August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson," Modern Drama 52.1

    Julie Stone Peters, "Jane Harrison and the Savage Dionysus: Archaelogical Voyages, Ritual Origins, Anthropology, and the Modern Theatre," Modern Drama 51.1

    Nick Salvato, "Uncloseting Drama: Gertrude Stein and the Wooster Group," Modern Drama 50.1

    R. Darren Gobert, "Cognitive Catharsis in The Caucasian Chalk Circle," Modern Drama 49.1