Comparative Drama (ISSN 0010-4078) is a scholarly journal devoted to studies international in spirit and interdisciplinary in scope; it is published quarterly (Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter)
Western Michigan University (member, Council of Editors of Learned Journals).

Elizabeth Bradburn
(Western Michigan University)

Assistant Editor
Lofton L. Durham
(Western Michigan University)

Consulting Editor
Eve Salisbury
(Western Michigan University)

Advisory Board

Enoch Brater (University of Michigan)
Michael M. Chemers (Carnegie Mellon University)
Harry Elam, Jr. (Stanford University)
Robert C. Evans (Auburn University at Montgomery)
Erika Fischer-Lichte (Freie Universität Berlin)
Jorge Huerta (University of California, San Diego)
Toril Moi (Duke University)
Yvonne Noble (Canterbury, England)
Leonard Pronko (Pomona College)
Janelle Reinelt (University of Warwick)
Denis Salter (McGill University)
Laurence Senelick (Tufts University)
Niall Slater (Emory University)
Christopher Wortham (University of Western Australia)
Stephen K. Wright (Catholic University of America)

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News and Notes

The Actor in the Interval

Comparative Drama will publish a special issue exploring the interval (understood as a space that distinguishes, connects, or performs)
between theater and literary studies, with a focus on the actor. The issue, Volume 49.4, will be published late this spring. Details may be
found on our upcoming issues page.


Comparative Drama is proud to congratulate Marvin Carlson for winning the Oscar G.
Brockett Essay Prize at the 2014 American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR)
conference. His winning essay was "The Arab Aristophanes" which was published in
Comparative Drama, volume 47.2, our Summer 2013 issue. The essay was edited by
Eve Salisbury.


Comparative Drama would like to announce our new Assistant Editor, Lofton L. Durham.
Dr. Durham is assistant professor of theatre history at Western Michigan University in
Kalamazoo, where he serves on the Board of the Medieval Institute, as well as on the
Advisory Board of the University Center for the Humanities, which he helped found. He is
also a member of the Executive Council of the Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society
(MRDS), and has articles published or forthcoming in the Journal of Dramatic Theory &
Criticism, ROMARD, Oxford Bibliographies Online,
and Studies in Medieval and
Renaissance Teaching.
His published writing has garnered awards from the MRDS and
the American Society for Theatre Research, and he was recently recognized for outstanding
teaching by WMU’s College of Fine Arts. He is also a professional theatre director, often
translating and adapting pre-modern works for the stage. Lofton earned his PhD, MA, and
a certificate in West European Studies at the University of Pittsburgh, and his BA from
Transylvania University in Lexington, KY.

Comparative Drama is sad to announce that Anthony Ellis passed away on January 7, 2014,
after a two-year struggle with leukemia. He served as editor of the journal from 2005 until
shortly before his death. Professor Ellis was a generous, inspired, and meticulous editor,
whose scholarly talents have lastingly shaped Comparative Drama. He is deeply missed by
his many colleagues, friends, and students.

The Department of English at Western Michigan University has established the Anthony Ellis Memorial
Fund to support student travel for archival research. To make a donation in memory of Anthony Ellis,
click on the link:

Anthony Ellis Memorial Fund