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Journal of the Wooden O

The Journal of the Wooden O is a peer-reviewed, cross-disciplinary, academic publication focusing on all things Shakespeare.

The Journal of the Wooden O is a peer-reviewed academic publication focusing on all things Shakespeare. It is published annually by Southern Utah University Press in cooperation with the SUU Center for Shakespeare Studies and the Utah Shakespeare Festival. 

Articles published in the the Journal of the Wooden O are indexed in the MLA International Bibliography and the World Shakespeare Bibliography and appear full-text in EBSCO Academic Search Premiere

Selected papers from the annual Wooden O Symposium are also considered for publication. 

Single copies may be purchased for $15 each. Libraries or individuals may subscribe to the journal for $15/year. Prices include shipping and handling.

Call for Papers, 2018

The editors invite papers on any topic related to Shakespeare, including Shakespearean texts, Shakespeare in performance, the adaptation of Shakespeare works (film, fiction, and visual and performing arts), Elizabethan and Jacobean culture and history, and Shakespeare’s contemporaries. 

Manuscripts should follow the Chicago Manual of Style. The deadline for submission is October 15, 2018. Authors should include all of the following information with their submission: 

  • Author's name
  • Mailing address
  • College/university affiliation (if any)
  • Academic rank (faculty, graduate student, undergraduate student, aficionado)
  • E-mail address
  • Daytime phone number

Submit electronic copy to: woodeno@suu.edu (Only .doc, .docx or .rtf files will be accepted.) 

Journal of the Wooden O
c/o Southern Utah University Press  
351 West University Boulevard
Cedar City, UT 84720

fax 435-865-8152


The Wooden O Symposium • August 5–7, 2019

The Wooden O Symposium is a cross-disciplinary conference exploring Medieval through Early Modern Studies, through the text and performance of Shakespeare’s plays. Scholars from all disciplines are encouraged to submit papers that offer insights and new ideas springing from the era of William Shakespeare. His plays are replete with the language, thoughts, and arts of the Renaissance and Western culture and represent an inexhaustible source for creative ideas and research.

The symposium is hosted by Southern Utah University and the Utah Shakespeare Festival. Scholars attending the conference will have the unique opportunity of immersing themselves in research, text, and performance in one of the most beautiful natural settings in the western United States.

Symposium sessions and opening and keynote speakers are open to the public at no charge. Meals and plays require registration and payment of the registration fee.

For further information, call 435-865-8333


Top photo: The actor panel at the Wooden O Symposium.