Skenè. Journal of Theatre and Drama Studies

The journal wishes to inspire and host, in a new academic site, a vivacious debate on issues, questions and specifics of drama and theatre texts from the antiquity to the present. Areas of special interest are the forms, modes and genres of play texts, and the impact of dramaturgy and performance on their codification. The journal intends to stimulate a discussion on critical approaches to the play text and the performance text within an interdisciplinary context. Philological, linguistic, rhetorical, semiotic, and translation studies, as well as literary and philosophical hermeneutics, reception studies, sociology of theatre, and performance studies will all contribute to a lively confrontation between different perspectives and critical views. The journal promotes the interaction between international scholars of various humanistic areas, furthering a dialogue between renowned and younger researchers. Skenè. Journal of Theatre and Drama Studies is a peer-reviewed publication.

Skenè. JTDS is included in the European Reference Index for the Humanities and the Social Sciences (ERIH PLUS).


Skenè issues 
2017: 3.1
2016: 2.12.2 
2015: 1.11.2

CFP for Skenè. JTDS 4.2 Fall issue
Please send a 300-word abstract and a 150-word bio-biblio to by 31 July 2017.
Deadline for article submissions: 31 October 2017.

CFP for Skenè. JTDS 5.1 Spring issue
Please send a 300-word abstract and a 150-word bio-biblio to by 31 January 2018.
Deadline for article submissions: 30 April 2018.

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Open Call for Papers
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Call for Special Issues: click HERE for details 


Issues: Biannual (Spring and Fall), on-line and print on demand, illustrated. 

Founded in 2014 by Guido Avezzù, Silvia Bigliazzi, and Alessandro Serpieri.
ISSN 2421-4353 

Editorial Staff and Advisory Board



Vol 3, No 1 (2017): -

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Skenè 3:1 (2017)

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ISSN: 2421-4353