The Eugene O'Neill Review
Alexander Pettit, Editor
The Eugene O'Neill Review
Alexander Pettit, Editor
The Eugene O’Neill Review publishes authoritative peer-reviewed essays and notes, aimed primarily at a community of scholars with a keen interest in O’Neill’s life and writings. Studies might focus on theatrical or literary history, including biography, or on critical interpretation or pedagogy. Consideration will be given to submissions on topics relevant to but not centrally concerned with O’Neill, such as his colleagues and collaborators in the Provincetown Players and elsewhere. Diverse methods and perspectives are encouraged; clear, correct, and readable prose is expected. Under the rubric "Lost & Found," we publish little-known or rediscovered documents, with appropriate contextualizing. Reports of newly opened or augmented archives are welcome. So, by commission, are reviews of books on O’Neill and the American drama of his period and reviews of productions of plays by (or about) O’Neill and his affiliates.
Other commissioned features include "Used Books," entries in which reappraise more or less well-known books variously concerned with O’Neill; "Practitioners’ Colloquia," in which theatre workers discuss their recent engagements with O’Neill’s work; and interviews with and discussions of persons involved in shaping or preserving O’Neill’s legacy. Occasionally we publish creative work that represents or invokes O’Neill.
The Eugene O’Neill Review is the official academic journal of the Eugene O’Neill Society, an organization of scholars, theatre professionals, and enthusiasts founded in 1978. The EOR is published biannually by the Pennsylvania State University Press.
The Eugene O’Neill Review is the official academic journal of the Eugene O’Neill Society, an organization of scholars, theater professionals, and enthusiasts founded in 1978,
It is devoted to the promotion and study of the life and works of Eugene O’Neill and the drama and theatre for which his work was in large part the instigator and model. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in O’Neill as an artist, in the American theatre, and in the purpose of the Society, which is to promote and maintain worldwide study of O’Neill by:
- keeping his work alive in performances on stage, film, television, radio, and the internet
- encouraging historical and critical writing, amassing historical documentation, and
- sponsoring publications devoted to O’Neill and his plays
Readers are invited to become members of Eugene O’Neill Society
Alexander Pettit, University of North Texas
Book Review Editor
Zander Brietzke, Columbia University
Performance Review Editor
Ryder Thornton, Tulane University
Judith E. Barlow, University at Albany, SUNY, emerita
Steven F. Bloom, Lasell College
Patrick Chura, University of Akron
David Clare, Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick
Robert M. Dowling, Central Connecticut State University
Kurt Eisen, Tennesse Tech University
Drew Eisenhauer, Lycée International Bossuet de Meaux
Anne Fletcher, Southern Illinois University
Noelia Hernando-Real, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Eileen Herrmann, independent scholar
Katie N. Johnson, Miami University
William Davis King, UC Santa Barbara
Brenda Murphy, University of Connecticut, emerita
Bess Rowen, Villanova University
J. Chris Westgate, California State University, Fullerton
Beth Wynstra, Babson College
Shiyan Xu, Nanjing Normal University
Natalie Foster, University of North Texas
Submissions should be sent online through the Editorial Manager submission site. Please visit that portal to create an author profile and to receive further instructions about submitting your work. Should the process seem obscure or daunting, please contact Alexander Pettit, editor, for step-by-step instructions, compiled with humanities scholars in mind .
Critical and historical essays generally comprise 5000–10,000 words, although, with the editor’s prior approval, we sometimes consider longer but leanly written submissions. Notes tend to run 2000–4000 words in length. We do not publish unrevised dissertation chapters or conference talks that have not been substantially reconfigured for a reading public. Commissioned reviews of 1000–1800 words should speak to what is memorable or otherwise important about a book or performance. All submissions should adhere to the guidelines explicated in the current edition of the Chicago Manual of Style, as augmented by the journal’s style sheet. Authors are responsible for securing permission to use pictures or any text quoted beyond "fair use." Pictures must be 300 dpi or higher.
Please query the appropriate subeditors before undertaking reviews: Ryder Thornton for performance reviews , and Zander Brietzke for book reviews . General queries and queries about other commissioned features should be directed to Alexander Pettit, editor, at the address above.
Submitted essays must be accompanied by an abstract of up to 150 words.
The EOR endeavors to evaluate submissions within six weeks of receipt.
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