Modern Drama

Modern Drama

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Modern Drama was founded in 1958 and is the most prominent journal in English to focus on dramatic literature. The terms "modern" and "drama" are the subject of continuing and fruitful debate, but the journal has been distinguished by the excellence of its close readings of both canonical and lesser-known dramatic texts from a range of methodological perspectives. The journal features refereed articles written from a variety of geo-political points of view which enhance our understanding, both formal and historical, of the dramatic literature of the past two centuries; there is also an extensive book review section.

Published quarterly.

The most frequently viewed Modern Drama articles for 2013
Kristin L. Matthews “The Politics of “Home” in Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun”
Jeremy Lalonde “A "Revolutionary Outrage": The Importance of Being Earnest as Social Criticism”
Toril Moi "First and Foremost a Human Being": Idealism, Theatre, and Gender in A Doll's House”
Emma Raub “Frankenstein and the Mute Figure of Melodrama”
Gregory Mackie “The Function of Decorum at the Present Time: Manners, Moral Language, and Modernity in "an Oscar Wilde Play"
Graley Herren “Narrating, Witnessing, and Healing Trauma in Paula Vogel's How I Learned to Drive”
Stephanie Byttebier "It Doesn't Count If It's Easy": Facing Pain, Mediating Identity in Tony Kushner's Angels in America”
Douglas Arrell “Homosexual Panic in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” Hana Worthen “The Pillowman and the Ethics of Allegory”

The most frequently viewed
Modern Drama articles for 2012
Kristin L. Matthews “The Politics of “Home” in Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun”
Jeremy Lalonde “A "Revolutionary Outrage": The Importance of Being Earnest as Social Criticism”
Toril Moi "First and Foremost a Human Being": Idealism, Theatre, and Gender in A Doll's House”
Gregory Mackie “The Function of Decorum at the Present Time: Manners, Moral Language, and Modernity in "an Oscar Wilde Play"
Stephanie Byttebier "It Doesn't Count If It's Easy": Facing Pain, Mediating Identity in Tony Kushner's Angels in America”
Graley Herren “Narrating, Witnessing, and Healing Trauma in Paula Vogel's How I Learned to Drive”
Douglas Arrell “Homosexual Panic in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof”
Andrea Most “Opening the Windshield: Death of a Salesman and Theatrical Liberalism”
Erin Koshal "Some Exceptions" and the "Normal Thing": Reconsidering Waiting for Godot's Theatrical Form through Its Prison Performances”
 
E-ISSN: 1712-5286
ISSN: 0026-7694
Editor - Alan Ackerman

Editorial Assistants - Isabel Stowell-Kaplan

Book Review Editor - Ju Yon Kim

Submitted articles and editorial correspondence should be sent to the Editor:
Modern Drama Editorial Office
c/o Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies
214 College Street, 3rd Floor (room 326)
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario
Canada M5T 2Z9
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

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Contributors are key to our journals’ success. If you are/have been a contributor to Modern Drama and would like to tell us about your experience, please complete our contributor survey. Thank you! We value and appreciate your input.

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

Please submit articles by email attachment. Submitted articles should not normally exceed 9000 words, should include all appropriate documentation, and should conform to The MLA Handbook, 6th Edition. (Please note that it is the policy of the journal, in keeping with the principles laid out in the MLA Handbook, to discourage the use of content notes.) Submissions, including Notes and Works Cited, should be double spaced. Submissions considered for publication will be blind vetted by two readers in the field; please include your name on a top sheet only. Abstracts should be approximately 150 words in length, author bios should be no more than 50 words, and 5-6 keywords may be included.
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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.

2013 Winner

David Kornhaber “The Genealogy of Major Barbara: Nietzschean Philosophy and the Shavian Play of Ideas” (Modern Drama, 56:3 )

Honorable Mention
Susan Cannon Harris, “Mobilizing Maurya: J.M. Synge, Bertolt Brecht, and the Revolutionary Mother” (Modern Drama  56.1)

Previous winners

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

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

 

Honourable Mention

Loren Glass, “Absurd Imprint: Grove Press and the Canonization of the Theatrical Avant-Garde” Modern Drama 54.4

Ryan M. Claycomb, “Middlebrowing the Avant-Garde: Equus on the West End," Modern Drama 52.1

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