The International Federation for Theatre Research (IFTR) exists to promote collaboration and the exchange of information between individuals and organisations concerned with theatre research. To this end the Federation supports publications and assists its members in all such activities and projects.

The main research output of the IFTR is Theatre Research International.

IFTR works actively to create opportunities for the publication of pioneering research and has negotiated two book series with leading publishers, focusing broadly on international dimensions of theatre and performance across a range of historical periods and geographical scales. These two book series are Themes in Theatre and Studies in International Performance.



Journal: Theatre Research International

Theatre Research International publishes articles on theatre practices in their social, cultural, and historical contexts, their relationship to other media of representation, and to other fields of inquiry. The journal seeks to reflect the evolving diversity of critical idioms prevalent in the scholarship of differing world contexts.

ISSN: 0307-8833 (Print)1474-0672 (Online)

Editors: Silvija Jestrovic The University of Warwick, UK, Lisa Fitzpatrick Ulster University, UK, and Nesreen Hussein Middlesex University, UK

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Book Series: Themes in Theatre

Themes in Theatre
New Directions in International Theatre and Performance

Series Editor: Milija Gluhovic

Published in association with the International Federation for Theatre Research (IFTR), this series is a platform for innovative scholarly work that takes seriously the pledge of the international. We ask: what promise does this term hold for Theatre and Performance Studies today? First coined in the late eighteenth century to define a space for inter-state relations, the term has since migrated from law to political and cultural practice, retaining connotations of an ever-expanding, progressive vision of global cooperation. Theatre and Performance Studies have long pursued the promise of the international, from re-thinking “national” canons to developing novel theoretical and methodological foundations for the study of theatre and performance. The series publishes both monographs and edited volumes that represent and at the same time critically interrogate these very processes. We thus invite submissions that examine the evolving diversity of performances from Eurasia, Africa, the Americas, and Oceania. We seek to become an intellectual home to manuscripts that contain an overtly international or transnational dimension, explore new historical, methodological and geographical frontiers, and address pressing contemporary concerns.

For information on the IFTR and its annual conferences, please see the organization’s website:

For inquiries regarding the Series, please contact the Editors, Milija Gluhovic ( and Emine Fişek (

Interested authors are invited to submit proposals for collected volumes to the publisher at BRILL, Christa Stevens.

Book Series: Studies in International Performance

Studies in International Performance was a joint initiative of IFTR and Palgrave Macmillan. The Series published 40 monographs and edited collections of essays between 2005 and 2015. Many of the books were reprinted in paperback, reflecting high sales. Books in the series garnered six awards in Australia and the USA, with the final two books in the series jointly winning the Joe A Calloway Prize from New York University. The Series Editors, Janelle Reinelt and Brian Singleton received the Excellence in Editing Award for Sustained Achievement in 2012, from the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE).

You can visit the home of Studies in International Performance, here.

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