Call for Papers: Politics, Performance, and Religion
Ecumenica, a journal of theatre and performance, seeks submissions for our next special issue, on the topic of Politics, Performance, and Religion scheduled for publication in Fall 2012.
With the 2012 election just around the corner, and with religion playing such an important role in the public conversation on American politics, now is the ideal moment for a volume on this topic. Ecumenica will welcome submissions that explore the theme in any historical period and from any culture—not just the United States. The journal is particularly interested in scholarship that explores the relationship between religion/spirituality, culture, and theatre/performance studies. We will welcome any exploration of politics and culture that intersects with theatre and performativity. Ecumenica generally accepts submissions on a variety of topics and approaches to criticism, including theatrical performance and theatre history, dramatic literary criticism, social, political and cultural studies of theatre and performance, ethnographic explorations of performance traditions, and editorial commentaries on topics related to the performing arts.
Topics for this issue might include, but are not limited to:
•Plays and performances that tackle religio-political subjects from a variety of perspectives, from activism and advocacy to satire.
•Performative interactions between various faith traditions and national or international politics
•Intersections or tensions between religious practice and policy or governance.
•Performance in or of Theocracies
•Religious performativity in Secular/Pluralist public spaces
•The performance of religious identity in politics, or political identity in religion
•Performative political action—demonstrations, protests, parades, pageants, etc—that have a religious character
•“Hot Button” issues of legislation
In addition to traditional scholarly articles, we publish profiles on individuals, organizations, and performances that fit within our field of inquiry. Ecumenica also seeks book and performance reviews in the same general areas of interest.
Deadline for submission is 1 November 2011. Material should be submitted in electronic format only to Carolyn Roark (email@example.com). Inquiries regarding submission may be directed to the editors, and additional information, including submission guidelines and a style sheet, may be found on the journal’s website (http://www.ecumenicajournal.org).
Ecumenica is peer-reviewed and adheres to an anonymous submissions review policy. It is indexed by the MLA International Bibliography, EBSCO, and ATLA.
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