The Essay Section
Section Editor: Yana Meerzon (Canada)
Critical Stages/Scènes critiques is a peer-reviewed on-line journal fully committed to the Open Access Initiative. It offers a platform for debate and exploration of a wide range of theatre and performance art manifestations from all over the world.
The “ESSAY SECTION” of the journal is dedicated to urgent issues related to theater and performance making, ways of thinking and writing about theatre and performing arts, ways of viewing and reflecting practices, pedagogies of performance and text analysis, practices of dramaturgy, interdisciplinarity, transcultural approaches and digitalization of communication practices in theatre and cultural performance, among other issues.
The aim of the ESSAY SECTION is to offer a broader practical, aesthetic, historical and theoretical outlet to those interested in recent developments in theatre and performance across national and disciplinary boundaries. To this end, we welcome a wide range of submissions in English and/or French.
Submissions (complete articles) and inquiries are to be sent to the editor of this section, Yana Meerzon at firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com>.
Length: Maximum 3,000 – 3500 words
Language: English or French
Deadline: August 1, 2019 (for the articles to be considered for publication in December 2019 or later)
Publication Date: Dec. 2019
Submission Address: firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com>
NOTE: Writers of English or French as a second language are encouraged to seek help of professional proofreaders before sending their submissions for consideration.
Submission: Please submit your article as an e-mail attachment, double-spaced in MS Word. We assume that an article submitted for consideration has not been published and is not being considered for publication elsewhere, either in the submitted or in a modified form.
Permissions: Critical Stages publishes writings that have not been previously published in English or French. Permission to reprint articles is granted with the requirement to include “First published in Critical Stages,” along with other citation information and the web address of the journal.
Photos: Photos (JPEG) and other types of illustrations are encouraged. The position of the photo should be designated in the article. All necessary permissions for images should be provided. These can be in the form of an e-mail from the company, or documentation that you have procured the images from an official website. Note: If the performance the author attended is other than the opening night, please include mention of the actual date in the text itself. General information regarding the production, however, should match the date recorded in national and international databases.
Photo Captions: Each photo of a performance needs a caption including title of the performance; names of playwright, director, company, venue, the date of the première, and photo credits. Names of actors (clockwise from top left) can also be added.
Author Information: Author’s name, photo, e-mail address, and professional affiliation, and short profile should be given with your submission, separately from the article file. Only the article title should appear at the head of the article file.