Shakespeare Association of America

Recent Calls for Papers

  • Shakespeare’s Sonnets: A Global Perspective seeks to bring together an international range of Shakespeare scholars, practitioners and teachers, to explore the global reach of Shakespeare’s Sonnets and the ways in which they are translated and reshaped by different languages and cultures across the world. Click here for the full CFP. Abstracts  of no more than 500 words should be emailed to the editors, Jane Kingsley-Smith, University of Roehampton, London ( and W. Reginald Rampone, Jr, South Carolina State University (, by 1  September 2020.

  • Staging and Stage Décor in Early Modern Theater is a new volume of essays that examines approaches to staging early modern theater, including, but not limited to, set design, types and placement of props, symbolic and aesthetic uses of color, stage devices, lighting, costuming, embedded or explicit didascalia, and issues of proxemics. The focus should be on the visual and performative, rather than on the purely textual. Essays may examine historical or modern productions or may consider theoretical issues. Essays should be written in English and not exceed 20 double-spaced pages, including endnotes and Works Cited. The publisher, Vernon Press, produces high-quality books that reach wide audiences. To be considered for inclusion, please submit an abstract, not to exceed 500 words, to the editor, Dr. Barbara Mujica, at, by July 15, with the Subject line “Staging and Stage Décor.” Completed essays will be due by January 15, 2021.

  • Amrita Sen (University of Calcutta) and Jennifer Linhart Wood (the Folger Shakespeare Library) invite proposals for original essays for the collection Reconceptualizing Renaissance Performance: Beyond the Public Stage. Click here for the full CFP. Deadline for abstracts is October 31, 2020.