ISSN: 20517068
Online ISSN: 20517076
First published in 2014
3 issues per volume
Current Issue:
Volume 1 / Issue 2 Free Issue
Call For Papers
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. The deadline for submissions for issue 2.2 is 30th May 2015.
 
Example topics may include
 
·      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 and Movement Studies. 
 
Special issue: Researching Spirituality in Dance in Higher Education 2.3
Contact: Amanda Williamson, ab8863@coventry.ac.uk
Hillary Keeney: hillarykeeney@gmail.com
 
Submission Date: August 1st 2015. 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.
We invite submissions for our special issue, ‘Researching Spirituality in Dance in Higher Education’ from researchers and practitioners involved in articulating and documenting spiritual experiences/practices in Dance Studies in Higher Education. This issue aims to bring awareness to, and share some inventible tensions when approaching spirituality as a valid and definable area of research in Dance Studies. Additionally this issue may offer forth some timely, relevant and innovative interdisciplinary research approaches.
 
Topics may include:
·      The problematics and inevitable tensions involving research into spirituality in Dance Studies in Higher Education
·      Relevant and appropriate methods
·      Literature reviews in this area
·      Interdisciplinary (highly innovative) research methods when approaching this research area
·      Humanistic research and findings
·      Critical theory approaches
·      Historical analysis and archival work
·      The application of post-positivist research methods to this area
·      Ethnographic and auto-ethnographic research approaches
·      Students’ perspectives and voices
·      The exploration of ‘self-narrative’ developed through somatic phenomenological research, arts-based methods of autobiographical enquiry, storey telling and experiential (experimental) texts.    
 
Special Issue: Exploring the intersections between Phenomenology, dance and spirituality 3.1
Contact: Amanda Williamson, ab8863@coventry.ac.uk
Hillary Keeney: hillarykeeney@gmail.com
 
Submission Date: September 1st 2015. 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.
We invite submissions for our special issue, ‘Exploring the intersections between Phenomenology, dance and spirituality’ from researchers and practitioners involved in articulating spiritual experience in Dance Studies through phenomenological enquiry and humanistic research. This issue aims to articulate the many tensions, discoveries and meeting points between Phenomenology and spirituality, and may unearth new connections.
 
Topics may include:
·      Tensions: The theoretical meeting (and departure) points when considering phenomenological enquiry and spirituality in Dance Studies
·      The application of, and relevance of phenomenological enquiry/method to humanistic (soulful) research approaches when researching spirituality in Dance Studies
·      The application of Phenomenology (method/theory) to the field of Somatic Movement Dance Education, or applied Somatics to Dance Studies (Historical and ‘applied methodological’ meeting points)
·      The application of Phenomenology to qualitative research approaches in Dance Studies  
·      The difference between research approaches that are phenomenological in flavour, and those which follow method closely
·      The ethical implications of teaching Phenomenology in Dance Studies for students and lecturers alike.

 

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