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Manuscript Submissions

The Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism seeks articles of three types for future issues:

essays of 20-25 manuscript pages, exclusive of notes, addressing paradigms used in or potentially useful for dramatic theory and criticism, broadly conceived;
essays of 15-25 manuscript pages, exclusive of notes, investigating praxis, such as theatre practices that raise questions about the nature of theatre, drama, or performance;
shorter essays, interviews, or dialogues reflecting on the field by examining a body of work by an individual author or a recent theoretical or critical trend.

Manuscripts must conform to the 8th edition of the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. All references must be contained in endnotes using Arabic numerals, and should not be followed by works cited or bibliographies. Because the Journal uses a double-blind review process, contributors are asked not to put their names on manuscripts; only the title should appear. All inquiries may be directed to the Managing Editor at jdtc@ku.edu. Manuscripts must be accompanied by an abstract (approx. 100 words in length), 5 keywords, and a brief biography of the author. To submit a manuscript, please send an electronic copy as a Word attachment (including a cover page with name, address, e-mail, and phone number). Manuscripts may also be sent (with personal information indicated above on a separate page) by mail to:​

Rebecca Rovit, Editor
Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism
University of Kansas
Department of Theatre
1530 Naismith Drive
Murphy Hall, Room 356
Lawrence KS 66045-3140

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