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An International Journal of Ethics in Theatre and Performance
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Performing Ethos is a refereed, interdisciplinary journal which considers ethical questions relating to contemporary theatre and live performance. Global in scope, it provides a unique forum for rigorous scholarship and serious reflection on the ethical dimensions of a wide range of performance practices from the politically and aesthetically radical to the mainstream. Of equal interest are those practices which are ethically motivated, and those in which ethical concerns are less clearly to the fore.
We seek to promote new ways of identifying and articulating positive paradigms for practice and scholarship in theatre and performance; to challenge assumptions, to interrogate practices, to open up a space for reflection and debate. By encouraging practitioners, philosophers and theatre scholars to participate, we aim to foster and disseminate appropriate discourses and methodologies for addressing ethical issues in theatre and performance.
Performing Ethos aims to identify and explore key ethical issues facing theatre and performance today. Acknowledging that ethical issues are always contextually determined, we wish to explore the range of ethical concerns and responses that arise within different cultural contexts. Contributions are welcome from a diverse range of professional and intellectual perspectives and moral and philosophical standpoints. Performing Ethos publishes full peer-reviewed articles, interviews, topics for debate, book reviews and reports of relevant events.
Submissions might consider, but are not limited to:
• Theoretical paradigms appropriate to ethics and theatre, and the relationship between them
The journal normally considers articles of 5-7,000 words dealing with any aspect of theatre or performance practice, criticism or analysis with a focus on ethical considerations. Longer articles will be considered but no article should exceed 8000 words.