CFP Autumn 2016: The Art of Women in War: Spirit, Body, Mind, Heart

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Coreopsis Journal Of Myth & Theatre published by The Society for Ritual Arts

Call for Papers Coreopsis Journal Of Myth & Theatre Autumn 2016: Women in War: Spirit, Body, Mind, Heart, Art

http://societyforritualarts.com/coreopsis/
Submission Guidelines: http://societyforritualarts.com/coreopsis/submissions/

Papers submitted for peer review, editorials, music and book reviews, and announcements for events are welcome.
Queries should be addressed to:
"editors" coreopsisjournalofmyththeatre@gmail.com
Published 2X yearly, never for profit.

Deadlines: Publication date: August 29, 2016 (print) September 29, 2016 (web)
Peer Review Abstract Deadline: May 15 2016 Deadline for paper: June 15, 2016
Editorials, Announcements, and Reviews Deadline: June 20, 2016

Women in War: Spirit, Body, Mind, Heart, Art

Refining the Spirit
The relic from before birth
Enters one's heart one day.
Be as careful as if you were holding a full vessel,
Be as gentle as if you were caressing an infant.
The gate of earth should be shut tight,
The portals of heaven should be first opened.
Wash the yellow sprouts clean,
And atop the mountain is thunder shaking the earth.
Sun Pu-erh (1119 – 1182)

The flowering of the human spirit has never been contingent upon gender: In the most devastated of battlefields where the bitterness of war is a daily feature of life, women artists find expression. In the darkest recesses of prisons where the innocent are interred: art is found on the walls and scribbled on scraps. In the places in the world where it is upon the bodies, the minds, and the spirits of women and girls that the traditions that bring the silence of rigid puritanical ideology are played out the spirit cries out, the heart yearns for peace and liberation and is expressed in art, music, song, and performance.

What is true liberation? What is the measure of true freedom for the women and the girls of the world? What do the women art-makers of the Earth say to us about the unbound human spirit?
"Make Art Not War" is a meme that is making the rounds of the internet social media that also forms the core of the Autumn issue of Coreopsis addressing the sacred art of women: visual, performance, theatre, dance, and the new and ancient rituals that express the both joys and pain of women living under oppression: political, religious, and intellectual.

Topics that we would welcome in paper submission for the Autumn 2016 issue of Coreopsis are (but, are not limited to):

The war in Syria and its impact on women artists of the region
The emergence of eco-spiritual consciousness and activism in South American communities
2004 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Wangari Maathai: Planting trees in Africa
The fight for freedom and self-government in Nomadic cultures world wide
Invisible women in art history: corpus of ancient women's traditions. As example: The songs of Itimad ar-Rumaikiyya (b. 1011ce, Seville) qaynah who became a queen, the songs of Miriam and Deborah in the Torah, or the Taoist priestesses, including Sun Pu-erh (1119 – 1182).