CfP: Studies in Costume & Performance 4.2

 Studies in Costume & Performance 4.2 invites papers based on the theme of ‘Bodily Scenography: The body in twentieth-century stage design’. 

Studies in Costume & Performance aims to encourage, generate and disseminate critical discourse on costume and the relationship between costume and performance. It considers costume as a symbiotic articulation of the body of the performer which is visual, material, temporal and performative. Whether performed live, seen through the camera lens or found in an archive, costume embodies and reflects the performance itself.

This edition will explore the interplay between stage design and the role and significance of the body. It aims to examine the portrayals and meanings of the body, the ways in which it is performed, and the relationships it builds with other bodies, as crafted through twentieth-century scenography, focusing particularly on costume and set design. 

Articles may address topics including but not limited to:

  • Costume design which alters/destabilizes bodily norms
  • The inter-relationship of the performers’ and audiences’ bodies
  • The body as scenographer
  • The use of technology, puppetry, sound, lighting, or other devices to augment or create bodies on stage
  • Scenographers’ subversive approaches towards the body, especially women, non-white, and non-‘Western’ bodies, scenographers and designers
  • Conveying undefined, ambiguous, or changing bodies
  • The use of the body as a symbol

Submission deadline: 31 July 2018

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Console-ing passions: An international conference on television, video, audio, new media and feminism


Event of interest: Console-ing Passions is a three day international conference focusing on television, video, audio, new media and feminism 

When? 11-13 July 2018 

Where? Bournemouth University, Faculty of Media and Communication

For more info, click here >>




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CFPs for Choreographic Practices special issue Dancing Urbanisms: Flows, Architecture and the Everyday



This issue is dedicated to explorations of site dance practice created and performed in urban environments. We invite submissions that consider how site dance and the choreographic, broadly conceived engage with urban environments, practices and systems. In particular, submissions taking intellectual and aesthetic risks that push authors and readers to consider how site-dance situated within urban spaces might respond to, contest, amplify or expose systems of urban design, navigation, embodiment, regulatory control, and socio-economic norms are encouraged.


Please submit completed contribution by July 1, 2018 to


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CFPs: Applied Theatre Research IDIERI Special Edition


CFPs: Applied Theatre Research IDIERI Special Edition


This volume aims to capture the depth, diversity and energy of IDIERI 9: The Tyranny of Distance.


Themes include:
• The ways in which practices are shaped in specific geographic contexts
• Notions of travelling, trade and exchange
• Questions of perspective and shifting perspectives
• The aesthetics and politics of distance


Submission deadline: Friday 3 August


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Journal of Italian Cinema and Media Studies

Second International Conference

The American University of Rome

14-15 June 2019



Deadline for submissions: 30 September 2018

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CFPs: The Moving Image Review & Art Journal (MIRAJ) 8.1

The Moving Image Review & Art Journal (MIRAJ) is the first peer-reviewed publication devoted to artists’ film and video, and its contexts. MIRAJ offers a widely distributed international forum for debates surrounding all forms of artists’ moving image and media artworks.

This special edition invites calls for papers reflecting on the renowned artist and filmmaker, Chantal Akerman’s, film practice, particularly the moving image works she developed in the context of gallery exhibition.


The editors invite contributions from art historians and critics, film and media scholars, curators, and, not least, practitioners. We seek pieces that offer theories of the present moment but also writings that propose historical re-readings. We welcome essays that:


  • re-view canonical works and texts, or identify ruptures in the standard histories of artists’ film and video;
  • discuss the development of media arts, including the history of imaging technologies, as a strand within the history of art;
  • address issues of the ontology and medium-specificity of film, video and new media, or the entanglement of the moving image in a ‘post-medium condition’;
  • attempt to account for the rise of projected and screen-based images in contemporary art, and the social, technological, or political-economic effects of this proliferation;
  • investigate interconnections between moving images and still images; the role of sound; the televisual; and the interaction of the moving image with other elements including technology, human presence and the installation environment;
  • analyse para-cinematic or extra-cinematic works to discover what these tell us about cinematic properties such as temporal progression or spectatorial immersion or mimetic representation;
  • explore issues of subjectivity and spectatorship; 
  • investigate the spread of moving images beyond the classical spaces of the cinema and galleries, across multiple institutions, sites and delivery platforms;  
  • consider the diverse uses of the moving image in art: from political activism to pure sensory and aesthetic pleasure, from reportage to documentary testimony, from performativity to social networking;
  • suggest new methods of theorizing and writing the moving image.

 Submission deadline: 31 July 2018

Send all contributions and proposals by e-mail in DOC or RTF format to the editorial assistants:

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CFPs: special edition of the Punk & Post-Punk Journal on ‘Punk and Marginalized Identities’.


Punk & Post-Punk is a double-blind peer-reviewed journal for academics, artists, journalists and the wider cultural industries. Placing punk and its progeny at the heart of inter-disciplinary investigation, it is the first forum of its kind to explore this rich and influential topic in both historical and critical theoretical terms.


Deadline for abstract submissions: 2 July 2018.

More details here >>>


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Cultural Industries in Shanghai: UK-China Dialogue on Future Academic and Industrial Collaboration in the Creative Industries + Book Launch

Cultural Industries in Shanghai: 
UK-China Dialogue on Future Academic and Industrial Collaboration in the Creative Industries + Book Launch


June 29, 2018

9.00 - 16.00
Flett Theatre

Natural History Museum, London


Researchers, practitioners, business leaders and government bodies will all find much of interest in this important forum, to explore the sheer scale and energy of a new cultural economy


To register for this FREE event, click here >>

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Calling all Intellect book authors...



A little reminder for book authors submitting their manuscripts in the next year: please note that final manuscripts, ready for peer review, need to be submitted to Intellect by 31 July 2019 in order to be published in time for the Research Excellence Framework 2021 deadline.


Please contact our Books Manager Tim Mitchell ( if you need more information


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