Shakespeare in Southern Africa

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Shakespeare in Southern Africa is published annually. The journal carries research articles, essays, commentary, interviews, and book, theatre and film reviews. It has a particular emphasis on – but its content is not limited to – responses to Shakespeare in southern Africa. Submissions are reviewed by at least two referees (the practice of ‘blind’ reviewing is adhered to). The Journal is accredited for subsidy purposes by the South African Department of Higher Education and Training.

Shakespeare in Southern Africa is available in electronic and print format by subscription. Individual articles can be downloaded via the following databases:

Current volume

Volume 29 of Shakespeare in Southern Africa is now out! It includes scholarly articles (based on papers delivered at the triennial congress of the Shakespeare Society of Southern Africa in Grahamstown in July 2016) as well as essays and reviews. To view the contents page, click here, and to read the editorial, click here. Volume 30 is a special issue dedicated to the “Decolonising Shakespeare” colloquium held at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in 2016 and will be published later this year.

Recent volumes

Volume 21 (2009): Table of contents [PDF] Editorial [PDF]
Volume 22 (2010): Table of contents [PDF] | Editorial [PDF]
Volume 23 (2011): Table of contents [PDF] | Editorials [PDF]
Volume 24 (2012): Table of contents [PDF] | Editorial [PDF]
Volume 25 (2013): Table of contents [PDF] | Editorial [PDF]
Volume 26 (2014): Table of contents [PDF] | Editorial [PDF]
Volume 27 (2015): Table of contents [PDF] Editorial [PDF]
Volume 28 (2016): Table of contents [PDF] | Editorial [PDF]


Submissions may be emailed to the Editor, Chris Thurman. Please note that submissions should conform to the Chicago Manual of Style. Full publication details must be provided for all sources cited.