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

2017 will see the publication of two volumes of Shakespeare in Southern Africa. Volume 29 is the usual annual volume and will include scholarly articles (some of them 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. Volume 30 is a special issue dedicated to the “Decolonising Shakespeare” colloquium held at the University of KwaZulu-Natal from 30 September–1 October 2016. 

Recent volumes


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.