Cambria Press Book Series Highlight for MLA 2012: Cambria Studies in Contemporary Theatre and Drama Series

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The Cambria Studies in Contemporary Theatre and Drama Series calls for monographs on any aspect of contemporary theatre:


  1. Edited anthologies of plays by a particular author, from a particular country, or focusing on a particular subject. These collections should begin with a critical introduction to the works selected and include biographical material on each playwright and a bibliography.
  2. The economics of theatre in a particular culture.
  3. The relationship of theatre to society in a particular culture. We are particularly interested in books that address the central question of what the function of theatre is for a particular culture. Who goes to the theatre? Is theatre being used to effect political or social change in any culture? Is there any viable countercultural theatre?
  4. Theatre and current social and political issues.
  5. Drama and other media. We are interested in studies of television drama as well as staged drama. Is the internet a viable medium for drama?
  • John M. Clum, Duke University (Series Editor)
  • Jon D. Rossini, University of California at Davis
  • Irene Eynat-Confino, University of Tel Aviv
  • Ananda Lal, Jadavpur University
  • Sean Metzger, Duke University
  • Edward Ziter, New York University

We are interested in seeing detailed proposals and sample chapters. Inquiries should include the author’s curriculum vitae.

Learn more about this series at the MLA annual convention.

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