Masks: Online Journal of Law and Theatre is seeking submissions!
Call for Papers Date:
Masks welcomes paper submissions to be published in the upcoming, second issue.
Masks: the online journal of law and theatre is a multi-disciplinary, peer-reviewed online journal based at the University of British Columbia Faculty of Law. The journals focus is on the intersections of law and theatre. Diverse scholarship exists on some of these intersections, including: courtroom as theatre; historical connections between theatre and the Inns of Court; lawyer playwrights; images of lawyers in popular culture; law in literature studies of plays; and legislative theatre. Masks seeks to bring together continuing scholarship in these areas and to provide a forum for discussions of new areas of research.
For the second issue, Masks hopes to expand the range of potential scholarship in this field, and encourages submissions on:
Legislative theatre and other forms of participatory lawmaking (theory and application)
Potential and current applications of sociodrama to law
Use of theatrical tools to elucidate and/or transform power (political, economic, social, etc)
Theatrical tools in legal pedagogy (beyond role playing)
Improvisation and the law (including connections between improvisation and negotiation)
Playback in legal contexts
Theatre of the Oppressed and social justice
Studies of legal drama, particularly new dramas exploring developing legal themes
Submissions are solicited from all scholars not only those working in the fields of Law or Theatre. Scholarship from the areas of sociology, psychology, social work, communication studies, literature, business and other fields which focus on the nexus of law and theatre is highly encouraged. As well, Masks encourages the submission of papers by graduate students (including LL.B. students) and plans to include one student paper per issue. Student papers will be included in the peer review process.
June 1, 2009: Submission of abstracts for consideration and feedback. This is not required, but if you want feedback from the editorial board before preparing your submission, it will be available.
July 15, 2008: Submission of papers. Notice of acceptance will be given before September 1, 2009.
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