CALL FOR PAPERS: Shakespeare Jahrbuch 156 (2020) “Shakespeare and Translation”

Shakespeare Jahrbuch, the yearbook of the German Shakespeare Society, first appeared in 1865. Published by Kröner Verlag (Stuttgart), it is a peer-reviewed academic journal, containing scholarly articles in English and German, as well as a book and a theatre review section. Jahrbuch is listed in the European Reference Index for the Humanities and Social Sciences (ERIH Plus).

The 2020 volume of Shakespeare Jahrbuch will be a special issue on “Translation”. The editorial board invites essays on the following topics:
  • bilingualism and translation in Shakespeare’s plays early modern translations of Shakespeare’s plays
  • Shakespeare’s global travels
  • translation and transculturation
  • domesticating and/or foreignizing translation strategies
  • Shakespeare in translation, adaptation, and tradaptation 
  • Shakespeare in modern English
  • mono-, bi-, and multilingual Shakespeares
  • re-translating Shakespeare
  • the difficulties of translating / untranslatability
  • lost in translation
  • teaching Shakespeare in translation
  • Shakespeare and translation theories
  • the role of the translator
  • Shakespeare’s translators
  • the history of Shakespeare translation
  • translating for/on the stage
  • Shakespeare in sub- and/or surtitles
  • translation and the Shakespeare industry
  •  …

For more information, please contact the general editor of Shakespeare Jahrbuch, Sabine Schülting (email: The deadline for submitting articles is 30 April 2019.