Academic journal article Early Theatre

Editorial

Academic journal article Early Theatre

Editorial

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Earlier this year, we learned that Early Theatre has received a Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Aid to Scholarly Journals Grant. This funding will enable us to continue employing the doctoral editorial assistants who help to provide support to our authors throughout the publication process; it will also allow us to begin a social media and promotional campaign that will more broadly disseminate the fascinating new research and critical arguments that characterize this journal.

Among the upcoming projects we are excited to share widely are the contents of an Issues in Review section tentatively scheduled to appear in issue 22.2 (December 2019). For this section, Susan Anderson, deputy head of English at Sheffield Hallam University, is putting together a range of short essays that explore the latest thinking about disability and early modern English drama. We look forward to helping our readers to see the insights a disability studies approach can bring to our study of early theatre.

Finally, this issue offers us an opportunity to express our gratitude to Peter Kirwan (University of Nottingham) for serving as our Book Review Editor since 2013. Thanks to Peter's judicious curation of the reviews section, Early Theatre has traced several emergent trends in the field, including clustered review essays on new approaches to emotion/affect in early modern drama and the commedia dell'arte. …

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