Performance and Spirituality, Journal Issue 2, Deadline: September 30,2010

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Performance and Spirituality: Journal of the Institute for the Study of Performance and Spirituality

CFP: Issue 2

Deadline: September 30, 2010
Publication date: January 2011

Performance and Spirituality, a peer-reviewed, scholarly journal, is seeking articles for all sections of the second issue, which will be published in January 2011. Performance and Spirituality is interested in publishing works that explore relationships in/between theory and performance practice. Such works might apply contemporary theory to the historical study and critical analysis of relevant performances, or contain scholarly and artistic explications of practical research into any aspect of performance and spirituality. A non-exhaustive list of topics might include: the place of performance within specific religious and spiritual movements, domestic religious/spiritual performance, performances created by notable religious and spiritual teachers and artists, the use of religious/spiritual practices and teachings within art that is not affiliated with any specific religion or spiritual system, spiritual practices as a theoretical grounding for processes of creating or researching arts and performance, and writing as a reflexive praxis within this broad subject area.

Performance and Spirituality is the journal of the Institute for the Study of Performance and Spirituality, which was established to foster research into intersections between performance and alternative modes of religion and spirituality worldwide. Performance and Spirituality furthers the ISPS mission by publishing research concerning performances that are informed by or created in affiliation with alternative forms of religion and spirituality. The articles published in Performance and Spirituality may concern any part of the world or any historical period, and contributions are sought from authors working in various academic and artistic disciplines, as well as those working in and with creative or practice-led research. By exploring the social, historical, political, and artistic aspects of religious and spiritual performance, Performance and Spirituality seeks to complicate hegemonic views of the relationship between performance and spirituality, and to better understand the dynamics of that relationship as it has developed between the past and present.

All articles and reviews must be submitted directly to the Performance and Spirituality website ( Go to the site, and register as an "author." After registering, log in to the journal website and follow the simple steps for submitting your work. Take care to select the appropriate journal section for your submission. All submissions should be saved in a PC compatible format, such as MS Word or Rich Text Format, set in 12-point, Times New Roman font, and be double-spaced throughout.

Submissions to the peer-reviewed "Articles" and "Perspectives on Performance" sections should be prepared according to the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition and be between 15 and 30 pages long. As submissions to the "Articles" and "Perspectives on Performance" sections are peer-reviewed, authors must remove their names from the text. If the author is cited in the text, "Author" and year are used in the bibliography and footnotes, instead of author's name, paper title, etc. The author's name should not appear in the headers or footers and it should also be removed from the document's Properties, which in Microsoft Word is found in the File menu. The author should also enter an abstract of no more than 200 words into the appropriate field while going through the online submission process.

Submissions to the "Book Review" and "Performance Review" sections should be 4 to 5 pages long. The author should also enter abstract of not more than 200 words into the appropriate field while going through the online submission process.

Illustrations and video clips - even of raw quality - are encouraged. Submit video clips, photographs, or images in downloadable form via email to with a note telling which article or review to which the video or photograph is related.

Contributing authors are responsible for obtaining permission and paying costs to reproduce any materials, including illustrations and video clips for which they do not hold the copyright.