An annual journal, Arrêt sur scène / Scene Focus invites contributors and readers to reconsider sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth-century European (especially French and English) drama from the perspective of individual scenes or types of scenes. Articles, hitherto unpublished, written in English or French and published after a double-blind reviewing process, may address theoretical or typological issues, propose textual or dramaturgic analyses, study specific scenes on stage, screen, or in the visual arts, scrutinise their editorial history or the context in which they are inscribed. The journal’s multidisciplinary approach covers the following areas: literature, rhetoric, staging, dramaturgy, performance studies, textual and editorial considerations, history of ideas, history of the book, cultural and economic issues. The aim is to encourage innovative conversations.
The electronic format makes it possible to insert images and short videos (provided that all rights are cleared). The journal is published by the Institute for research on the Renaissance, the Neo-Classical Age, and the Enlightenment (IRCL-UMR 5186 du CNRS), a research centre that specialises in early modern Europe.