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Call for Submissions - ETUDES Online Journal

Posted By Jennifer A. Goff, Centre College, Tuesday, June 6, 2017

The CFP for our next issue of Etudes - including our THEMED SECTION - is due AUGUST 15


We are seeking work dealing with theatre that speaks truth to power, that stands up for unheard voices, and that pushes back against tyranny and injustice. We want to celebrate theatre's power to affect the world around us and to serve as a mode of protest. For the themed section, we invite scholarly and creative work.

Submissions of both themed and general work will be considered for this issue.

Etudes is an online theatre and performance studies journal for emerging scholars, dedicated to the unique voice of the individual scholar.  We invite the submission of scholarly manuscripts, media, performance reviews, manifestos, etc. covering any range of topics within the theatre and performance studies realm.  We highly encourage works of performative writing and academic playfulness.  This is a place to try things out, take some risks, and expand the definition of what is considered rigorous publishable material. Submissions of any and all theatre-based scholarship will be considered.

Visit for full submission guidelines, or email with any questions.

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June 1st Deadline - ASTR CFP: Performing the Boundaries Between Theatre Studies and Dance Studies

Posted By Ira S. Murfin, Northwestern University, Monday, May 26, 2014

Proposals due June 1st.
Please circulate.


Call for Proposals: ASTR/TLA 2014 Conference, November 20-23

                             Baltimore Marriot Waterfront, Baltimore, MD



Performing the Boundaries Between Theatre Studies and Dance Studies

Working Session Conveners:

Susan Manning, Northwestern University

Nadine George-Graves, University of California, San Diego

Ira S. Murfin, Northwestern University



Continuing the work of the 2012 session Working Between Theatre Studies and Dance Studies, this session builds on an institutional history within ASTR of both integrating theatre and dance studies and seeking to distinguish the boundaries between them. Following the earlier session, as well as ASTR’s 2010 joint meeting with the Congress on Research in Dance (CORD), which saw the establishment of awards supporting intersections of theatre and dance scholarship, and in anticipation of the new Oxford Handbook of Theatre and Dance edited by session co-convener Nadine George-Graves, we look to deepen and expand the conversation between these distinct but intertwined fields.


We ask: How do the frames of theatre and dance studies perform different understandings of history, practice, and pedagogy? We hope papers will look to the historical record to include topics that predate recent interdisciplinary tendencies. At the same time, we hope that the session will not only prompt papers on practices that incorporate recognizable elements of the two disciplines, but also inventive scholarly initiatives that broadly apply methodologies synthesized from both fields. Possible areas of inquiry might include:


·       How dance and theatre are positioned differently and taught differently within academic institutions.

·       Interpretations of ‘dance-theatre’ in different contexts.

·       Comparative topics in theatre and dance (e.g., verfremdungseffekt in the theatre of Bertolt Brecht and the dance of Valeska Gert.)

·       Historically multi-disciplinary forms (e.g., opera, court entertainments.)

·       Elements of theatre and dance as experimental interventions within each other’s traditions (e.g., Lecture performance in dance; movement-based theatre.)

·       Applications of theatre studies to a figure or topic from dance history, or vice versa (e.g., theatre studies perspectives on Pina Bausch or Martha Graham; a dance studies analysis of Ibsen.)

·       How methods and terminology used in the production of theatre and dance differently affect scholarship (e.g., play text/dance scenario; revival/reconstruction; approaches to dramaturgy.)


Participants will be divided into smaller groups of 5-7 people, organized to encourage exchange across topics and perspectives.  By October 15, participants will submit their papers (<15 pgs) to their group’s online forum. In the weeks leading up to the conference participants will offer feedback and discuss themes, questions, and points of disjunction that emerge within the groups. During the 2-hour time slot, participants will first break up into their groups to continue the pre-conference discussion.  We will reconvene to share our findings and make connections across groups in the second half of the meeting, reserving time for questions and participation from observers.


We are establishing this as a biennial group focused on approaching intersections in the study, practice, and teaching of theatre and dance from a wide range of perspectives. We encourage both new participants and those returning from the 2012 session to submit proposals to continue the group’s work. We are particularly interested in papers focused on historical objects of study, as well as proposals that inventively cross disciplinary divides, though we are open to all relevant topics.


Proposals are invited from scholars at all levels in the form of a 300-word abstract and a brief bio, due June 1st, 2014. Please submit your proposal as an email attachment to: Ira S. Murfin at Selected participants will be notified in June and must register for and attend the ASTR conference in Baltimore November 20th -23rd.

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New Online Journal - CFP

Posted By Jennifer A. Goff, Centre College, Friday, May 23, 2014


Etudes ( is a new online theatre and performance studies journal for emerging scholars, dedicated to the unique voice of the individual scholar.  In this, our first call for papers, we invite the submission of scholarly manuscripts, media, performance reviews, creative work, manifestos, etc. covering any range of topics within the theatre and performance studies realm.  We highly encourage works of performative writing and academic playfulness.  This is a place to try things out, take some risks, and expand the definition of what is considered rigorous publishable material.

Submission Deadline is 11:59pm (EST) September 15, 2014


All submissions (including audio or video) must be accompanied by a cover page that includes your name and affiliation, title of submission, email and phone number, brief personal bio, and brief abstract (150-300 words).

Authors are responsible for obtaining appropriate permissions to use any non-original content within their submissions.

Submissions must not be under consideration for any other publication.

Submissions and inquiries should be emailed to  If your submission cannot be sent via email (for example, large video files), please email us and we will work out the easiest method of delivery.

Manuscripts should adhere to most recent MLA or Chicago Manual of Style guidelines and should be submitted in MS Word or plain text format.  While our online format makes our length requirements very flexible, we ask that papers not exceed 6,000 words (including footnotes, endnotes, and works cited).  When additional media such as videos or photos are included in a manuscript submission, please send those additional elements separately rather than embedding them in the document file.  Please do be sure to indicate in your file where the elements should be included.

Audio pieces should be submitted via email in mp3 format.  Video pieces should be submitted in mov or mp4 formats, preferably 640 pixels in width.  Videos will need to be submitted via file transfer site, vimeo download or other secure source for large file transfer.  Please be sure to email the editors to discuss video submission.  Though it is not required, some written component (in addition to the required cover page) to accompany and contextualize your project may be advisable.

We do not currently have the capabilities for hosting web-based projects, but do hope to in the future.  Please feel free to contact us if you have ideas in this area.

All submissions will be blind reviewed by two reviewers from our editorial board (listed in the ABOUT section).  Please note that, with many video or audio submissions, true anonymity may not be possible, but such pieces will still be fairly reviewed.

The mission of this journal is to provide publication opportunities for those who haven't had many yet, so we are primarily looking for submissions from scholars who fit that description.

As a recurring section in Etudes, we invite the submission of Pecha Kucha presentations - that is, powerpoint or slide style presentations that consist of 20 slides shown for 20 seconds apiece, adding up to a total presentation of 6 minutes and 40 seconds.  There are a variety of ways to record such presentations - audio can be recorded within a timed powerpoint or keynote presentation, video could be recorded of a live presentation, etc.  Submissions must formatted to open in a Windows environment.  Pecha Kuchas will not be peer reviewed, but will be reviewed by editors-in-chief for content.  These "concise presentations" provide brief and often fascinating snapshots of an idea, issue, art form, event, etc.  Deadline is rolling for Pecha Kucha submissions.

Etudes supports the Creative Commons option for alternative licensing protections.  Authors retain ownership of their work, while allowing certain usages.  We do ask that, if your work is shared again later in another source or form, that you cite Etudes as the original source of publication.  The Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives license under which we operate allows readers to download and share your work, but only with appropriate attribution.  They may not alter your work in any way, or use your work commercially without your express permission.  If your materials contain elements that are under another copyright, it is up to the author to secure the appropriate permissions to include those elements in publication of your work.

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CFP: Graduate Student Conference UW Madison

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Attached, please find the CFP for UW Madison's 2014 Annual Graduate Student Conference!

 The Conference will take place February 28th - March 1st, 2014.  This year's theme is "embodiment".  For further details (or information on how to submit), see attached CFP.

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