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, including comparative work and work on O’Neill’s colleagues and collaborators in the Provincetown Players and elsewhere. Diverse methods and perspectives are encouraged; clear, correct, and readable prose is expected. By commission, we publish little-known or rediscovered documents, with appropriate contextualizing (Lost & Found); variously configured discussions among theater makers and other specialists (Practitioners’ Colloquia); reviews of dramatic performances and pertinent books; and reports of newly opened or augmented archives. 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, theater professionals, and enthusiasts founded in 1978 and is published biannually by the Pennsylvania State University Press.
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.
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Alexander Pettit, University of North Texas
Book Review Editor
Zander Brietzke, independent scholar
Performance Review Editor
Bess Rowen, Villanova University
Judith E. Barlow, University at Albany, SUNY, emerita
Cheryl Black, University of Missouri, emerita
Steven F. Bloom, Lasell University, emeritus
Patrick Chura, University of Akron
David Clare, Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick
Robert M. Dowling, Central Connecticut State University
Drew Eisenhauer, Lycée International Bossuet de Meaux
Herman D. Farrell III, University of Kentucky
Anne Fletcher, Southern Illinois University
Noelia Hernando-Real, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
William Davis King, UC Santa Barbara
Brenda Murphy, University of Connecticut, emerita
Max Shulman, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
J. Chris Westgate, California State University, Fullerton
Beth Wynstra, Babson College
Shiyan Xu, Nanjing Normal University
John Bonin, University of North Texas
Lainey Griffith, University of North Texas
Submissions should be sent online through the Editorial Manager submission site. Please visit the site to create an author profile and to find further instructions about submitting your work. Should the process remain obscure or daunting, please contact the editor Alexander Pettit, at .
Critical and historical essays generally comprise 5000–10,000 words, although 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 black and white, 300 dpi or higher.
Please query the appropriate subeditors before undertaking reviews:
For book reviews, contact Zander Brietzke at .
For performance reviews, contact Bess Rowen .
General queries and queries about other commissioned features should be directed to Alexander Pettit, editor, at the address above. Style sheets specifically for book and performance reviews are available upon request.
Submitted essays must be accompanied by an abstract of up to 150 words. Please follow the format described in the hyperlinked document. Completing your abstract prior to beginning the submission process constitutes sound strategy.
The EOR rarely fails to evaluate and respond to submissions within six weeks of their receipt.
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