All articles submitted should be original work and must not be under consideration by other publications.
Call for submissions:
We invite contributions for Dance, Movement and Spiritualities.
Standard articles will be in the range of 5000-8000 words, including a 150 word abstract, six indicative key words, institutional affiliation and a short biography.
Call for articles: Submission dates, March 15th 2016, and June 15th 2016. E-mail Amanda Williamson: email@example.com
Example topics may include - but are not limited to:
· The intersections between religion, spirituality and dance
· The meeting points between health, movement and spirituality
· The cultural production and historization of spirituality in relation to the growth of dance and movement practices
· Spirituality, gender and dance/movement
· The impact of secularization on Dance Education
· Connections between philosophy, spirituality and dance/movement
· The emergence and appreciation of new forms of spiritual dance in Western contexts otherwise undocumented (both popular and academic)
· The documentation of spiritual forms associated with institutionalized religion
· Dance/movement forms aligned with non-institutionalized spirituality (evolving forms linked to New Age Spirituality and the holistic spirituality paradigm)
· Secular spiritualities underpinning practice, performance and pedagogy
· Postmodern spiritualities underpinning practice, performance and pedagogy
· Movement/dance forms conversant with Feminist Spirituality
· Embodied and somatic spiritualities
· Jungian/post-Jungian dance/movement forms
· The influence of non-Western/Eastern sacred narratives as they continue to inform Western dance practice
· Intercultural, cross-cultural and multicultural perspectives
· Creative transformation and life-force celebration
· Shamanic dance traditions
· Mysticism, movement and dance
The journal offers a diverse platform for scholars working within and across the fields of Dance Studies, Theology/Religious Studies, Anthropology, Ethnography, Sociology, Health Studies, Dance Movement Psychotherapy and Dance Histories. Dedicated to cross-dialogue and the potential inventive perspectives interdisciplinary collaboration generates, the journal aims to progress the academic study of spirituality in Dance Studies.