Radical History Review invites submissions of articles for a forthcoming thematic issue exploring the intersection of visual or cultural productions, their historical contexts, and their political implications. We define “performance” broadly to include live public practices (dance, theatre, ritual and religious ceremonies, parades, political rallies, funerals, and other forms of expressive culture) as well as traditional and emerging forms of public visual display (cinema, museum exhibitions, monuments, photography, video, digital media, etc.). We particularly seek submissions that bridge the disciplinary divide among the history of art, cultural history, and performance studies to explore the political meanings produced by the intersection of performance, audience, location, and historical context.
We encourage potential contributors to explore the following issues, among other possibilities.
National and/or imperial celebrations, pageants, rituals, displays, exhibitions
Historical re-enactments (Renaissance Festivals, Civil War, famous expeditions)
Public executions, funerals, weddings
Performance in architecture and the built environment (World’s Fairs, Euro Disney, heritage sites)
How bodies are presented and represented in performance
The performative aspect of identities/ the role of performance in identity politics
Performance and social justice movements or liberation struggles
Radical History Review solicits article proposals from scholars working in all historical periods and across the disciplines, including performance studies, art history, history, anthropology, religious studies, media studies, sociology, philosophy, political science, gender, and cultural studies. Submissions are not restricted to traditional scholarly articles. We welcome short essays, documents, photo essays, art and illustrations, teaching resources, including syllabi, and reviews of books and exhibitions.
To be considered manuscripts should conform to the RHR style guidelines (available at http://chnm.gmu.edu/rhr/styleguide.htm ) and should be submitted electronically, preferably in Microsoft Word or rich text format.
Deadline: May 1, 2006
If at all possible, essays should be submitted electronically, as an attachment, with “Issue 98 submission” in the subject line. For artwork, please submit 3 copies by regular mail to: Issue 98, Radical History Review, Tamiment Library, NYU, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012. For preliminary e-mail inquiries, please include “Issue 98” in the subject line.
The Radical History Review
Tamiment Library, NYU
70 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012
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