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Call for Papers: Drama Therapy Review 1.2 & 2.1

 Call for Papers Issue 1.2

 
Drama Therapy Review seeks articles that reflect the journal’s intention to document and disseminate drama therapy research, promote scholarship about drama therapy theory and practice, encourage inner and inter disciplinary dialogue, and provide a forum for lively debate in the field. DTR profiles and critically reflects upon current and emerging practices involving the intentional and therapeutic uses of dramatic improvisation and performance in clinical, educational, community, organizational, and research contexts.
 
Questions to consider:
 
●      What are the health benefits and risks of dramatic reality?
●      What are the goals of drama therapy and who establishes these?
●      How do drama therapists understand health, illness, ability and disability?
●      When, where and for whom is drama therapy indicated?
●      What are the dominant narratives that inform our practice, pedagogy,
and approaches to research?
●      How might imagination and dramatic improvisation increase well being or decrease specific kinds of distress? 
●      How does race, gender, ability, socioeconomic status and/or age influence research and practice?
●      How might children and other vulnerable groups be more involved in research about their own experiences?
●      What consideration should be given to aesthetics in drama therapy?
●      What are the ethical implications of performing and witnessing private stories in public spaces?
 
These are but some of the questions that continue to arise in the field. DTR welcomes contributions from a wide range of scholarly work including, but not limited to: 
 
●      quantitative studies
●      qualitative analysis
●      practice and arts-based research
●      Reviews
●      Reports
●      Interviews
●      Commentaries
 
The editorial board assesses articles for the quality of scholarly and critical content. The principal language is English; however, the journal will consider articles in other languages for which reviewers can be accessed, with abstracts in English. Editorial assistance may be given to those whose work is worthy of inclusion, but for whom the language of the article is not their first, or for whom the written word is not their forte. There is an explicit policy of making the articles stylistically accessible and readable to the range of readership. 
 

To submit work for consideration please download our submission guidelines or contact the editor, Nisha Sajnani: dtr@intellectbooks.com. The submission deadline is February 1st, 2015.

 
Call for Papers for Special Issue 2.1:
Borderlands: Diversity and Social Justice in Drama Therapy
 
This special issue of DTR will reflect on the contribution of drama therapy to the promotion of diversity and co-existence. Drama therapy involves the intentional use of dramatic improvisation and performance to deepen empathy, gain perspective, reveal group dynamics, and to work through conflict in order to alleviate distress and initiate desired changes. This issue aims to elevate discourse on diversity and inclusion by inviting contributions that critically engage with questions of power and privilege in the field of drama therapy.  This issue will also call attention to the ways in which drama therapeutic techniques are used to respond to historical and current forms of social control and exclusion. How might drama therapy contribute to a broader social discourse on culture and the politics of difference?
Key questions to consider:
 
●      Who defines the purpose and goals of drama therapy?
●      What circumstances influence who has access to drama therapy?
●      Who benefits from drama therapy research and performance?
●      Whose worldviews are under/represented in the field and how does this influence how drama therapists practice?
●      When might the practice of drama therapy reinforce harmful marginalization or encourage social conformity?
●      How might the practice of drama therapy contribute to reducing stigma or facilitate advocacy?
●      When does the practice of drama therapy disrupt or unsettle dominant narratives related to class, race, ability, gender, age, religion, legal status, sexual orientation and other forms of difference?
●      How is cultural competency incorporated in the training of drama therapists?
●      How do dominant paradigms influence training and research cultures in drama therapy?
●      What are some of the culturally situated notions of the body, affect and performance in the field?
●      How are power relations communicated in aesthetic choices and approaches to audience engagement?
●      How does therapeutic performance reveal, conceal and re/present difference?
●      What don’t we talk about? Are there some themes or experiences that are unplayable or underrepresented? What are the ethics of attempting to do so within a drama therapy frame?
 
DTR welcomes contributions from a wide range of scholarly work, including, but not limited to:
 
●      Quantitative studies
●      Qualitative studies
●      Practice/arts-based research
●      Reviews
●      Reports
●      Interviews
●      Commentaries
 
The editorial board assesses articles for the quality of scholarly and critical content.
The principal language is English; however, the journal will consider articles in other
languages for which reviewers can be accessed, with abstracts in English. Editorial
assistance may be given to those whose work is worthy of inclusion, but for whom the language of the article is not their first, or for whom the written word is not their forte. There is an explicit policy of making the articles stylistically accessible and readable to the range of readership.
 
To submit work for consideration please download our submission guidelines or contact the editor, Nisha Sajnani: dtr@intellectbooks.com. The submission deadline for Issue 2.1 is August 1, 2015.  
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