CFP: Global Folios: Books about Shakespeare from around the World (Journal Issue; Deadline: 30 June 2023)

Special Issue of NALANS (Journal of Narrative and Language Studies)
Guest-edited by Amrita Sen, Anna Forrester and Murat Öğütcü

2023 marks the 400th anniversary of the publication of Shakespeare’s First Folio. The text has seen one of the largest global footprints of theatrical or literary texts, with an abundance of translations, productions, reproductions, and critical contributions around the world. While we know that early non-Anglophone encounters with Shakespeare were often employed among harmful colonizing practices, we also know that those encounters engendered messages of dissent against ideologies of supremacy and fostered the expression of localized narratives and traditions. We use this anniversary to celebrate Shakespeare and Shakespeare studies beyond the Anglophone world with our special issue, “Global Folios: Books about Shakespeare from around the World,” which aims to document and discuss secondary works on Shakespeare written in non-Anglophone countries.

The secondary works in question can be chosen from monographs, edited collections, sections in monographs, or dictionaries. Articles might discuss any non-Anglophone academic works on Shakespeare (written either in their native tongues or in English) through the intersections of textual, spatial, class, gender, racial, linguistic, translational, ecological, and posthuman perspectives.

Since 2023 also marks the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Republic of Turkey in addition to the 400th anniversary of the publication Shakespeare’s First Folio, we intend to devote an entire section to Turkish Shakespeares. Contributors might examine monographs and/or edited collections by scholars and practitioners of Turkish Shakespeares.

We are looking forward to receiving a 250-word abstract, a short bio, and your recent CV to Turkish Shakespeares at [email protected] by 30 June 2023. Full articles (5,000 to 6,000 words) will be due by 30 October 2023. You can find the submission guidelines via