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Theatre and Performance Notes and Counternotes

Michael Y. Bennett, Editor


Forthcoming 2022
Biannual Publication
ISSN 2693-101X
E-ISSN 2693-1028
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Theatre and Performance Notes and Counternotes

Michael Y. Bennett, Editor

  • Description
  • Board
  • Submissions
  • Pricing

Theatre and Performance Notes and Counternotes is the first and only journal in the broadly-conceived field of theatre studies to publish short-to-medium length research articles on any subject, as well as publish discussion and response articles. As such, TPNC is an ambitious journal that provides the field with a uniquely-responsive and organic forum, encouraging and yielding more immediate and direct scholarly exchanges. Placing a premium on clarity, readability, and rigor of thought, TPNC seeks articles that despite their brevity are significant and have wide appeal and applicability in the field. Finally, TPNC welcomes interdisciplinary articles that reach across and/or beyond the field(s) of drama, theatre, and performance studies.

Michael Y. Bennett, University of Wisconsin, Whitewater

Advisory Board
Marvin Carlson, The Graduate Center, City University of New York
Matthew Causey, Trinity College Dublin
John M. Clum, Duke University
William W. Demastes, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
Penny Farfan, University of Calgary
David Krasner, Five Towns College
Eero Laine, University at Buffalo, State University of New York
Esther Kim Lee, Duke University
Sean Metzger, University of California, Los Angeles
Peggy Phelan, Stanford University
Daniel Sack, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Stephen Scott-Bottoms, University of Manchester
Kirsten E. Shepherd-Barr, University of Oxford
Peta Tait, La Trobe University

To submit a manuscript to Theatre and Performance Notes and Counternotes, please visit Editorial Manager. The online system will guide you through the steps to upload your article to the editorial office. Except in response or discussion articles in which the identity of the author is appropriate and/or required, in order to undergo the journal’s double-blind peer-review process, all articles should (1) be anonymized, (2) be between 1,500-4,000 words, and (3) conform to the latest edition of The Chicago Manual of Style.

Research articles

Original research articles can range from focused notes to medium-length articles. Articles can be on any subject(s) in the broadly-defined field of theatre studies, but the scope, ambition, and thesis should be appropriate to the length of the submitted article.


Discussion articles can offer proposed solutions and/or problematize specific ideas related to, or emerging from, conversations or debates within the field. Discussions can also serve as a place to crystalize conversations or debates in the field, or to bring seemingly-disparate ideas into a more coherent conversation.


Response articles are, most often, directed at either the theses of a specific scholar(s) and/or a specific conversation or debate within the field. Often, responses engage directly with the strengths and weaknesses of particular theses or broader ideas in the field in order to either strengthen, modify, or challenge these theses/ideas. The aim of these responses is not to create debates or arguments (and, certainly, never arguments or attacks of a personal nature) but to move the field to a clearer and more accurate understanding of the subject at hand. These response articles can also provide a space to revisit and/or modify one’s own previously-published ideas.

Finally, if you would like to discuss the possibility of proposing and/or curating a “Symposium” consisting of 3-4 related discussion and/or response articles, please send an email to the Editor of Theatre and Performance Notes and Counternotes, Prof. Michael Y. Bennett .

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