CALL FOR PAPERS 2024 (Non-Thematic Volume & NEW Thematic Volume ANNOUNCEMENT!)



Multicultural Shakespeare: Translation, Appropriation and Performance

Authors are invited to submit articles for publication in a non-thematic volume of  Multicultural Shakespeare: Translation, Appropriation and Performance in 2024.  

We invite papers (6,000 - 6,500 words) that explore the problems of translating, staging, reading and teaching Shakespeare worldwide. We welcome contributions in various areas of Shakespearean studies, page and stage renditions of his plays, translations, critical analyses, book and theatre reviews.

Manuscripts should be submitted via:

Submissions | Multicultural Shakespeare: Translation, Appropriation and Performance (

Deadline for submissions: October 1, 2023.


Multicultural Shakespeare: Translation, Appropriation and Performance

Professor Yoshiko Kawachi, editor of a special issue of Multicultural Shakespeare: Translation, Appropriation and Performance (2024), invites submissions on the topicof „Local/Global Shakespeare”.

Shakespeare is the poet and playwright of the English Renaissance, but we sense that he is still now alive
on the globe. He is accepted by the non-English-speaking people, and his works are translated into a lot of different languages, performed, adapted, and appropriated around the world. Therefore, he is not only the possession
of the West but that of the East. It is not too much to say that he is a cultural icon traveling the globe,
as well as a national hero in England.

We are vitally interested in how and why Shakespeare has been local/global, and moreover, timeless and universal. We would like to collect essays written within 6000 words on such a topic as his translation, stage adaptation, film adaptation, novelization, animated cartoons, political, ideological, and educational appropriation, cultural transformation, and so forth in various countries. In addition, we wish the authors to discuss the changing aspects of his contribution to a cultural development
and the future of Shakespeare as a cultural icon in a local/global space.

Abstracts (300-400 words) should be sent to:

Deadline for abstracts: June 1, 2023.

Deadline for articles: December 31, 2023.

Multicultural Shakespeare is an international journal devoted to Shakespearean studies, published by the University of Lodz University Press, Poland. It is indexed, among others, in Scopus, Web of Science (ESCI), and ERIH +.

It is a forum in which researchers, especially those from non-English-speaking backgrounds, can air local concerns and themes that contribute to the creation and understanding of Shakespeare as global phenomenon.

To find more information on the journal, please visit our website:  

About the Journal | Multicultural Shakespeare: Translation, Appropriation and Performance ( 

Contact emails:


Yoshiko Kawachi, Kyorin University, Japan
Monika Sosnowska, University of Lodz, Poland 

Vice Editor 

Anna Kowalcze-Pawlik, University of Lodz, Poland


Book Reviews Editors
Coen Heijes,
Tianhu Hao,

Theatre Reviews Editors
Xenia Georgopoulou,

Takehito Mitsui,