CFP: [Theatre] Masks: the online journal of law and theatre

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Sharon Sutherland
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Masks: the online journal of law and theatre is a new multi-disciplinary, peer-reviewed online
journal based at the University of British Columbia Faculty of Law. The journal’s focus is on the
intersections of law and theatre. Diverse scholarship exists on some of these intersections,
including: courtroom as theatre; historical connections between theatre and the Inns of Court;
lawyer playwrights; images of lawyers in popular culture; law in literature studies of plays; and
legislative theatre. Masks seeks to bring together continuing scholarship in these areas and to
provide a forum for discussions of new areas of research.

For its first issue, Masks aims to showcase the range of potential scholarship in this field, and
encourages submissions on:

Legislative theatre and other forms of participatory lawmaking (theory and application)
Potential and current applications of sociodrama to law
Use of theatrical tools to elucidate and/or transform power
Theatrical tools in legal pedagogy (beyond role playing)
Improvisation and the law (including connections between improvisation and negotiation)
Playback in legal contexts
Theatre of the Oppressed and social justice
Studies of legal drama, particularly new dramas exploring developing legal themes
Masks will be launched at a Law and Theatre conference in Vancouver, June 17-19, 2008.
Authors are encouraged to present papers at the conference and to consider proposing related
workshop activities. The first day of the conference will be an academic day, while the second
will focus on applied topics in theatre and law and the third will focus on community-based
initiatives. For more information on the conference, or to submit a conference proposal, please
see the conference website.

Submissions are solicited from all scholars â€" not only those working in the fields of Law or
Theatre. Scholarship from the areas of sociology, psychology, social work, communication
studies, literature, business and other fields which focus on the nexus of law and theatre is
highly encouraged. As well, Masks encourages the submission of papers by graduate students
(including LL.B. students) and plans to include one student paper per issue. Student papers will
be included in the peer review process.

Please send your submissions or any questions to

Important Dates:

December 20, 2007: Submission of abstracts for consideration and feedback. This is not
required, but if you want feedback from the editorial board before preparing your submission, it
will be available.

January 31, 2008: Submission of papers. Notice of acceptance will be given before March 1,

February 15, 2008: Submission of proposals for Masks Conference.

June 17-19, 2008: Masks Conference at UBC, Vancouver.

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