Nineteenth Century Theatre and Film

Editors: Jim Davis, Janice Norwood, Patricia Smyth and Sharon Weltman
1748-3727 (Print)
2048-2906 (Online)
Biannual (Summer and Winter)

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For nearly half a century, Nineteenth Century Theatre and Film has stood at the forefront of research in nineteenth-century performance of all kinds, construing theatre and film comprehensively. The journal welcomes discussion on any topic within the wide variety of theatrical arts that emerged from the Age of Revolution to the advent of sound motion pictures, as well as all ‘pre-cinema’ optical and narrative forms, ‘silent’ motion pictures and illusions. Considering narrative or variety entertainments from all countries and regions, Nineteenth Century Theatre and Film embraces not only drama and film but also dance, opera, music hall, circus, fairground entertainment, puppetry and other forms which implicate live audiences (actual, potential or imaginary). The journal regularly publishes essays, book reviews and review essays. Documents in photographic or critical facsimile and in annotated critical editions are also published, providing valuable primary material for the working scholar.

Jim Davis, University of Warwick
Janice Norwood, University of Hertfordshire
Patricia Smyth, University of Warwick
Sharon Weltman, Louisiana State University

Book Review Editor:

Victoria Duckett, Deakin University (Film books)
Lucie Sutherland, University of Nottingham (Theatre books)

Assistant Editor:
Carla Lahey, Louisiana State University

Advisory Editors:
Peter Bailey, University of Manitoba
Jacky Bratton, Royal Holloway, University of London
Jon Burrows, University of Warwick
Marvin Carlson, Graduate Center, City University of New York
Tracy Davis, Northwestern University
Joseph Donohue, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Viv Gardner, University of Manchester
Christine Gledhill, University of Sunderland
Veronica Kelly, University of Queensland
David Mayer, University of Manchester
Kate Newey, University of Exeter
Catherine Hindson, University of Bristol
Michael Pisani, Vassar College
Jane Pritchard, Victoria and Albert Museum
Thomas Riis, American Music Research Center, University of Colorado at Boulder
Denis Salter, McGill University
Richard Schoch, Queen's University, Belfast
Laurence Senelick, Tufts University
Matthew Solomon, University of Michigan
Carolyn Williams, Rutgers University
Don B. Wilmeth, Brown University
Edward Ziter, New York University

Notes for Contributors

Manuscripts should be prepared according to the journal's guidelines. Submissions which depart substantially from the journal's style may be returned to the author before it can be considered.
  • Essays should be between 6,000-8,000 words, but longer essays will be considered; book reviews should be between 1,500-2,000 words.
  • The preferred word processing format is MS Word. PDFs cannot be accepted.
  • Articles should be between 5000–8000 words.
  • An abstract (150 words or less) and 3 to 6 selected key words should be included at the beginning of the article and entered into ScholarOne during online submission.
  • A Title Page should be uploaded to ScholarOne separately during Step 6 of the submission process, containing the article title, author’s name, contact details, biography, acknowledgements and any other identifying information to allow for blinded review.
  • Figures should be submitted as separate files and with a high resolution (see guidelines). Figures embedded within Word documents will not be accepted.
  • See the author resources page for more information on how to write and prepare your article and other MUP policies.
Online submissions are made via the Nineteenth Century Theatre and Film ScholarOne website:
  • New users will need to first create an account. Once logged in, submissions can be made through the Author Centre.
  • If you require assistance with the ScholarOne site, see the ‘Get Help Now’ link in the upper right corner to access the Author Guidelines, contact the ScholarOne team or search the FAQs.
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Online only £116 / $206 / €151
Print and online £129 / $237 / €167

Print only £42 / $78 / €58

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