ISSN: 17571979
Online ISSN: 17571987
First published in 2010
2 issues per volume
Current Issue:
Volume 7 / Issue 1 Free Issue
Volume 5 | Issue 1-2 (selected articles)
Call for Papers

All articles submitted should be original work and must not be under consideration by other publications.

Performing Ethos (PEET) aims to identify and explore key ethical issues facing theatre and performance today. Acknowledging that ethical issues are always contextually determined, we wish to explore the range of ethical concerns and responses that arise within different cultural contexts. Global in scope, PE provides a unique forum for rigorous scholarship and serious reflection on the ethical dimensions of a wide range of performance practices, from the politically and aesthetically radical to the mainstream. Of equal interest are those practices which are ethically motivated, and those in which ethical concerns are less clearly to the fore. 

Contributions are welcome from a diverse range of professional and intellectual perspectives and moral and philosophical standpoints. Performing Ethos publishes full peer-reviewed articles, interviews, short reflections on topics for debate, book reviews and reports of relevant events. 

Submissions might consider, but are not limited to:

  • Theoretical paradigms appropriate to ethics and theatre, and the relationship between them
  • Ethics of representation (authenticity, gender, sexuality, class, ethnicity, age, disability, culture, beliefs)
  • Ethics of witnessing, participation and spectatorship
  • Ethics in relation to inter- and intra-culturalism
  • Ethics of applied and interventionist theatre, including community theatre, theatre for development, theatre and education, theatre and health
  • Critical perspectives on ethically motivated performance
  • Performance, ethics and the law
  • Ethical practices in the creative industries (including training, authorship, employment, sustainability)
  • The staging and performance of ethical questions
  • Research ethics in theatre and performance

The journal normally considers articles of 5–7,000 words dealing with any aspect of theatre or performance practice, criticism or analysis with a focus on ethical considerations.  Longer articles will be considered but no article should exceed 8,000 words. Contributions to the ‘Reflections’ section (short meditations, provocations or case studies) of between 500–1000 words are also welcome, as are interviews with practitioners or agents whose work is potentially of interest to the journal’s readership.

Submission details 

Please send completed submissions to the Principal Editor, Carole-Anne Upton: 

All submissions must include full references and bibliography, and articles should also include an abstract of no more than 150 words. 

Please contact the editors with any queries, or if you wish to discuss a specific proposal.

Download the PEET Notes for Contributors

Journal contributors will receive a free PDF copy of their final work upon publication. Print copies of the journal may also be purchased by contributors at half price.

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