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Essence & Critique: Journal of Literature and Drama Studies

Essence & Critique: Journal of Literature and Drama Studies is an open access peer-reviewed academic journal that serves as a forum for multi- and interdisciplinary discussions across Literature and Drama Studies, providing academicians, scholars, professionals, and students with the opportunity to disseminate their research to a diverse audience of peers and professionals.

Scott Fitzgerald proposes that “[t]hat is part of the beauty of all literature. You discover that your longings are universal longings, that you’re not lonely and isolated from anyone. You belong.” Literature is unique but it is limitless in its extent, for “literature is life,” as Robert A. Nimmo puts it. ‘We belong’, as literature is human. Human narrates the story and is told in the story. Human makes hi(s)tory and is told in hi(s)tory. Literature is human/ities and it “is the question minus the answer” for “the birth of the reader,” as Roland Barthes suggests. We come to set sail for new articles, new writers, and new readers. We come to take responsibility for the space we belong to.

Essence & Critique: Journal of Literature and Drama Studies welcomes papers and book reviews addressing general studies on Literature and Drama from all disciplines within the Humanities. As a multi- and interdisciplinary journal, we particularly welcome research with an interdisciplinary approach. Papers may be theoretical, empirical, or interpretative in nature, and all submissions will be considered. Topics may include but are not limited to:

  • Literary/Theatrical/Dramatic Studies
  • Literary/Theatrical/Dramatic Genres
  • Literary/Theatrical/Dramatic Theories
  • Literature/Drama and Sociology
  • Literature/Drama and Psychology
  • Literature/Drama and Rhetoric
  • Literature/Drama and History
  • Literature/Drama and Politics
  • Literature/Drama and Philosophy
  • Literature/Drama and Music
  • Literature/Drama and Science

Editorial Board

Önder Çakırtaş, Bingol University

Associate Editors
Gloria Lee McMillan (University of Arizona)
Nelson Orringer (University of Connecticut)
Katrine K. Wong (University of Macao)
Kathleen Stark (University of Koblenz-Landau)

Editorial Review Board
Brian Boyd (The University of Auckland)
Mary V. Seeman (University of Toronto)
Anemona Alb (University of Oradea)
Mary Cappelli (University of Southern California)
Silva Ibrahimi (Albanian University)
Jillian Curr (University of Western Australia)
Huseynaga Rzayev (Suleyman Demirel University)
Jonida Çunga Sela (University of Arts)
Marinescu Valentina (University of Bucharest)
Eglantina Dervishi (University of Tirana)
Margaret Lundberg (University of Washington)
Bujar Hoxha (South East European University)
Antolin C. Trinidad (Yale University)

While the journal currently has a distinguished editorial team, Essence & Critique: Journal of Literature and Drama Studies is looking for new Editorial Board Members with the passion to drive the journal forward in an exciting period of development. It is a significant role that will require active engagement with the journal and author community, particularly in assisting with peer review. The role of the Editorial Board (EB) is to act as an ambassador for the journal, working closely with the Editor in Chief and Associate Editors to promote the journal content and engage with the journal’s reader and author community. Successful candidates will be expected to champion the journal and help us to maintain and improve the Journal’s standards and quality by:

Regularly agreeing to review papers when invited by Associate Editors, and handle these promptly to ensure fast turnaround times

  • Suggest referees for papers that you are unable to review yourself
  • Support the Journal through the submission of your own manuscripts where appropriate
  • Encourage colleagues and peers to submit high quality manuscripts to the Journal
  • Support in promoting the Journal
  • Attend virtual Editorial Board meetings when possible
  • Be an ambassador for the journal; build, nurture, and grow a community around it;
  • Increase awareness of the articles published in the journal in all relevant communities and amongst colleagues

Becoming part of the editorial team of a journal is a rewarding and fulfilling experience where you will build your own networks, promote the research that you are passionate about, and be recognized as a leading figure within the academic community.

Submitting your Application
If you would like to apply for the position of an Editorial Board Member on the journal, please contact the Deputy Editor including your CV, to either or

Journal web:

Contact Info: Önder Çakırtaş, PhD

Contact Email:

(posted 13 March 2021)

REIIT Revista Educación Investigación, Innovación y Transferencia

It is a pleasure to announce the creation of the Journal REIIT Revista Educación Investigación, Innovación y Transferencia, which is structured around three main sections: Research, Innovation and Transfer. This is an annual publication where each contribution will follow a double-blind peer review. Each issue will comprise three research articles, three articles dealing with innovative practices and one or two revolving around knowledge and society transfer. All the articles must contribute to research on the area of education at the national or international level and they can deal with different education stages and levels from an interdisciplinary perspective.

The submissions will take place online and the deadline for this first issue is April 15, 2021. It is necessary to be registered and logged in on the following website: in order to send any article and check the submission status. The submissions will not exceed 9,000 words, including footnotes, references and graphics, charts or images. Submissions are accepted in Spanish, English and French. They should be original and they should not be undergoing any process of revision for other publications. In addition to this, the authors have to send another document indicating the name of the responsible author as well as the postal address, ORCID, telephone number and email address of all the co-authors (if any). More information regarding the publication guidelines, the recommended format for the articles and the nature of the journal can be checked on our website

(posted 22 February 2021)

IDEAS: Journal of English Literary Studies

It is an honour for the IDEA Association to launch its academic journal: IDEAS: Journal of English Literary Studies.

IDEAS is an international, electronically published and peer-reviewed journal devoted to English literary studies. The journal aims to supply a highly qualified academic platform for the exchange of diverse critical and original ideas on any aspect of literatures written in English, cultural studies, and literary theory. The first issue will be published in April 2021.

Original articles, interviews and book reviews will be considered for publication.

Papers will be submitted through the submission system available on the website.

The deadline for the submission of papers for the first issue is 15 January 2021.

Please visit the journal website for further information about the journal:

(posted 16 November 2020)