CFP: [Theatre] "Crossing Borders;" Puppetry International; 7/1/08

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Dassia Posner
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Puppetry International, a publication of UNIMA-USA, is seeking papers for its fall/winter 2008

Our upcoming issue, “Crossing Borders,” will focus on how foreign travels shape puppetry and
puppeteers. We are especially interested in articles that explore the experiences of U.S. puppet
artists who go abroad to work or study. How does a foreign culture influence aesthetics, work
habits, and self-image? How does the puppeteer’s own work and world-view affect his or her
hosts, co-workers, or students? We also seek articles that explore related topics: the experience
of international puppeteers in the U.S.; the challenges of crossing borders, obtaining visas and
finding work in an age of heightened security; and the artistic effects of the current global status
of the United States. Our focus is not simply on projects and performances that are the result of
international collaborations, but rather on how the global experience furthers the mission of
UNIMA-USA (international friendship and understanding through the art of puppetry). Accounts
of experiences at international festivals may be appropriate, although we are not looking for
reviews of specific performances at those festivals.

Have other ideas? We love to be surprisedâ€"send proposals to Andrew Periale:

We generally publish one peer-reviewed article per issue. If you would like an article to be
considered for peer review please send it to:


regular articles: August 1, 2008 for peer review: July 1, 2008 2000 words max.

Please send as MS Word attachment (.rtf or .doc), with brief cover letter describing article and
including your address and email. Use of images is strongly encouraged; send images large
enough for printing (minimum 300 dpi at print size) in jpeg format.

There is no honorarium for writers at this point, though we will send two copies of the issue to
authors (one for overseas or for book reviews). Authors retain copyright of their own work.

Puppetry International is intended for readers with a serious interest in theatre and art. Although
we publish scholarship, we are not primarily a scholarly journal. Anything more than a few
endnotes or limited bibliography (MLA format, please) is likely to be posted on our website. We
also use our website to publish longer versions of articles that appear in our print journal.

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