CfP deadline: Philosophy of Photography 9.2


CfP: Philosophy of Photography (POP)
Issue 9.2: Landmark issue anticipating ten years of the journal’s publication

Aims and Scope

In the autumn of 2018 we will publish POP 9.2, marking the last volume of the journal to be numbered in single figures. Philosophy of Photography was launched in 2010 in answer to the need for a rigorous forum for the examination of intellectual, political and cultural issues arising from photography. Through the work of our many contributors, the support of our subscribers and the efforts of an expanding editorial team we believe we have achieved this. But as we approach a second decade, the future of Philosophy of Photography must be to make use of this platform to imagine and to interrogate the urgent questions that face anyone attempting to understand the visual forms of the contemporary world.

So, to celebrate the end of the journals first decade and to anticipate the second, we invite the following:
  • Articles (between 6-8000 words) on any aspect of image culture, but especially the intersection between images and contemporary questions of politics and science.
  • Shorter, discursive essays or commentaries (2000-4000) focusing either on themes of contemporary importance or on topics neglected by mainstream photography scholarship.
  • We are also interested in receiving contributions (between 2-3000 words) to our Encyclopaedia section, which offers a space to unpack and to interrogate a specific idea, term, technology or process across the production and reception of historical, contemporary and emerging photographic operations.
Full text submission deadline: 10 August 2018 

Submissions can be made through the journal’s webpage or by emailing the editors:,id=186/

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CfP: Moving Image Review & Art Journal (MIRAJ) NOTE EXTENDED CFP DEADLINE

CfP: Moving Image Review & Art Journal (MIRAJ)

Issue 8:1 : Beside Chantal Akerman’s NOW

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 August 2018 

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

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CfP deadline: Applied Theatre Research


CfP deadline: Applied Theatre Research 
Applied Theatre Research IDIERI Special Edition (June 2019 publication)

Aims and Scope

Applied Theatre Research is the worldwide journal for theatre and drama in non-traditional contexts. It focuses on drama, theatre and performance with specific audiences or participants in a range of social contexts and locations. The primary audience consists of practitioners and scholars of drama, theatre and allied arts, as well as educationists, teachers, social workers and community leaders with an awareness of the significance of theatre and drama, and an interest in innovative and holistic approaches to theatrical and dramatic production, learning and community development. 

Contributors include eminent and experienced workers and scholars in the field, but cutting-edge contemporary and experimental work from new or little-known practitioners is also encouraged.

This double-blind peer-reviewed journal has a global focus and representation, and is the approved journal for IDEA, the International Drama/Theatre and Education Association. Its explicit policy is to feature the best and most exciting work from as many countries around the globe as possible. This policy is maintained through its truly international Review Board of distinguished scholars and practitioners from all continents.

Special Issue

The Applied Theatre Research Special Edition aims to capture the depth, diversity and energy of IDIERI 9: The Tyranny of Distance.

The themes of the 2018 institute and call:
  • 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 
Abstract submission deadline: 3 August 2018 
Contact: Caitlin Kennedy,

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CfP deadline Virtual Inquiry: Learning & Teaching Art

 CfP deadline: Visual Inquiry: Learning & Teaching Art

Special Issue: Professional Identity
Guest Editors: Sheri Klein and Kathy Marzilli Miraglia

Aims and Scope

In the last decade, there has been a wide spectrum of research within and across the fields of studio art, art education and teacher education focused on professional identity. This research has focused on the understanding and reconciliation of dual, multiple, and often conflicting and overlapping identities, such as, the artist-scholar, the artist-teacher, the teaching artist and the artist teacher-researcher.

This special issue will focus on professional identities and the wide range of intersecting factors that influence professional identity. The journal seeks articles and essays that address one or more of the following themes and issues:
  • How professionals navigate dual, overlapping, and multiple identities and resist or conform to expectations within the context of institutional norms and expectations.
  • How professionals navigate change by re-framing their professional identities in times of uncertainty and transition.
  • How personal factors such as, ethnicity, religion, gender, social class, and/or other factors inform professional identity/identities.
  • How professionals address stereotyping relative to their professional identities.
  • How communities of practice and work environments shape individual and group professional identities.
  • How mentorship and other induction processes inform professional identity/identities and growth.
  • The challenges of sustaining dual or multiple professional identities over time and through various stages of a career (induction, mid-career end of career, and retirement).
  • How and why professionals catalogue and ‘curate’ visual narratives about their professional identities using technology, for example, through portfolios, websites, and social media (i.e. Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube videos, etc.) and how these representations serve as a professional online visual identity.
  • How professionals use visual inquiry, including artistic methods and media, to reflect on, examine, construct, deconstruct and re-position their professional identities.
Guest Editor Contacts: Sheri Klein & Kathy Marzilli Miraglia
Deadline: 1 August 2018

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Technoetic Arts 16.1 is now available

Intellect is happy to announce that Technoetic Arts 16.1 is now available. For more information about TA 16.1, including how to subscribe or purchase the journal, please click here or email

Articles within this issue include:

  1. Introduction
  2. An astonishingly intricate architecture: Visual Music of the Brain and Mind
  3. Neurological perception and sound-based creativity in post-biological realities: Recontextualizing reflective practice for technoetic environments
  4. Self-styling an emotionally intelligent avatar
  5. On delight: Thoughts for tomorrow
  6. Real-time? Reframing temporal consciousness in time-based and interactive media
  7. Performing Hypo-Linguistics
  8. Virtual reality and human consciousness: The use of immersive environments in delirium therapy
  9. From the ego to the alter ego – interacting with the self image through Neuro Mirror
  10. Chinese characters and the spirit of place in China
  11. Orchestrations of consciousness in the universe: Consciousness and electronic music applied to Xenolinguistics and Adnyamathanha aboriginal songs

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Shannon Stewart Classes + Talks Series with Dr. Arabella Stanger, Rory Pilgrim & Christopher Matthews

Intellect are excited to be collaborating with Christopher and Shannon for their upcoming Queer Studies and Dance workshops. All relevant information can be found here:


Shannon Stewart Classes + Talks Series with Dr. Arabella Stanger, Rory Pilgrim & Christopher Matthews
£60 Early bird rate until 15 August!

Explore the intersections between queer theory, gender, identity and dance through 2 days of workshops and talks with Shannon Stewart, Arabella Stanger and Rory Pilgrim.

Links to sign up: 


Wednesday 12th & Thursday 13th September 2018

PERMISSION TO DANCE or REAL DANCE CLASS FOR FAKE DANCERS or QUEERNIQUE is just a dance class–with a warm up, some exercises and even a little bit of choreography. It celebrates the ritual of coming together to be in our bodies learning things. It takes inspiration from queer theory and feminism to make sense of the practices we do or can do. PTD is a warm-up for understanding how knowledge is processed and living in our bodies. We use it to open up a nonlinear communication practice between thoughts/movement but also to queerand reclaim the rituals that are familiar to us within the context of a dance class.

WHAT DOES THIS BODY MAKE? with Shannon Stewart
Wednesday 12th & Thursday 13th September 2018

How do we conceive of self and body? What scripts are at work? What role does our perception play? How does gender and identity perform itself at the perceptual level? How do these things implicate “other” and design they ways we relate to ourselves, each other and environment? What tools for transformation are available to disrupt patterns and make new ones?

During this class we will use our individual and group body to make and unmake ourselves. Working with disorientation, quick shifts of attention, endurance and group dynamics, we will move away from language and towards embodied comprehension. We will push to the edges but also question “edge” as a boundary or distinction between ourselves, others and the space we occupy. We volley between performer and witness. Is it a spiritual transformation? Is it subtle drag performance? Is it quietly radical?

In WDTBM, we use somatic exercises adapted to engage questions about how we construct our bodies and how they are constructed. Proposals are seeded from queer, feminist, and critical race theory that exemplify and disrupt the way identity is embodied. This work is supported through reading and discussion and through composing and decomposing performances.

Wednesday 12th & Thursday 13th September 2018

Over 2 sessions on the 12th and 13th September, invited guest speakers Dr. Arabella Stanger and Rory Pilgrim will offer perspectives and provocations in relation to Christopher’s research around masculinity, gender performance, class and more. The sessions will unfold into a dialogue between histories and practices, with the chance to zoom in or follow the thinking somewhere unexpected over the 2 days.
(To sign up just for the talks without workshop:

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Moving Image Review & Arts Journal 7.2 is now available

Intellect is happy to announce that the Moving Image Review & Arts Journal 7.2 is now available. This is a special issue featuring South Asian Moving Image. For more information about MIRAJ 7.2 including how to subscribe/purchase the journal, please click here or email

Articles within this issue include:

Artists’ Moving Image: South Asian Trajectories

Page Start: 191

The ecologies of technological experimentation: Sheba Chhachhi’s multimedia environments

Authors:  Nancy Adajania 
Page Start: 204

‘you’ve told me that three times now’: Propaganda/anti-propaganda in the Films Division India documentary, 1965–75

Authors:  Avijit Mukul Kishore 
Page Start: 222

The frame as borderland: Secular gazes and believing bodies in Bani Abidi’s The Distance From Here (2010)

Authors:  Adnan Madani 
Page Start: 236

Is this just a story? Friendships and fictions for speculative alliances. The Yugantar film collective (1980–83)

Authors:  Nicole Wolf 
Page Start: 252

Moving towards the epicentre: The void and the image in the film-making of R.V. Ramani

Authors:  Lucia Imaz King 
Page Start: 268

Experimenta; instigating a counter-cultural film platform in Bangalore: Shai Heredia in conversation with Rashmi Sawhney

Page Start: 286

Taking control of the narrative: Shahzia Sikander in conversation with Behroze Gandhy

Page Start: 298

Emergence lab/history as cinema-in-the-museum: The Tah-Satah exhibition, Jaipur, January–March 2017

Authors:  Kaushik Bhaumik 
Page Start: 312

Shadowing the image archive: In Medias Res: Inside Nalini Malani’s Shadow Plays, Mieke Bal (2016)

Authors:  Rashmi Sawhney 
Page Start: 324

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Rosemary Sassoon
An Intellect author shares her publishing story

Dr. Rosemary Sassoon was the contributing editor for Computers and Typography, her first book published with Intellect, joining an established list of books she has either written or edited during her career. Her other Intellect titles include The Art and Science of Handwriting, The Acquisition of a Second Writing System, Signs Symbols and Icons (written in conjunction with Albertine Gaur) and most recently By Accident or Design.

Rosemary Sassoon is an independent consultant and the author of more than twenty books on handwriting, design and other subjects. She has kindly shared a snippet of her own personal story, on how she came to be published by Intellect:

“My most recent book with Intellect was called By Accident or Design. It tells of the many curious coincidences that contributed to my long and varied working life. One of the luckiest was this. It was in about 1992 and I had been asked to contribute to a conference on Computers and Writing. I thought that a poster exhibit would do just as well as a presentation, because what I was doing was to show how I had researched and designed a typeface specially to help young children learning to read – and enlarged this into a family to be particularly legible for other purposes too. As it was quite near home, I nipped down one morning and had just got it up when the participants came out from lunch. A group of mainly Americans stopped in front of my work and there was a chorus of something like ’I never thought that typefaces made any difference’.

Sitting quietly in the corner was a man taking this all in. That man was Masoud Yazdani. He came up to me and said ’As they seem to know so little about the subject it looks as if we need a book on the subject’. At that time I certainly did not know enough to write a whole book about typography so I appealed to my friends in the field to contribute their expert chapters and Computers and Typography was published in 1993, followed some years later Computers and Typography 2. He also took on my husband John’s books starting with his groundbreaking book From Sumer to Jerusalem.

Masoud was the most ethical of publishers. He promised to keep books in print as long as possible and never to increase the price. With his support and encouragement I wrote nine books in total with Intellect.

There are inevitably some problems involved in writing so many books on different subjects in a relatively short time. There is not much that I would leave out in retrospect, but quite a lot that I might add by now. One thing that I might have altered is the title of one of my favourite ones, The Acquisition of a Second Writing System. If only I had called it something simpler like Not Only a Second Language but a Second Script maybe it would have been better understood and reached more readers.

Masoud is much missed by all who knew him, but his publishing house, which meant so much to him, carries on in his tradition”.

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CfP deadline: Drama Therapy Review 5.1 (Drama Therapy in Schools)

CfP deadline: Drama Therapy Review

Special Issue 5.1: Drama Therapy in Schools

This special issue of Drama Therapy Review seeks research on the impact of drama therapy across a variety of educational settings. Drama therapists have a long history of working in schools where their work has been valued as a unique method of identifying individual strengths and challenges, promoting positive socialization, complementing learning, increasing emotional regulation skills and student retention, supporting school climate, and improving academic performance. However, it remains important to demonstrate the efficacy of drama therapy in schools.

With this in mind, we invite contributions that offer evidence of the impact of drama therapy across traditional K-12 settings, preschools, university/college venues, and specialized schools. Contributors are encouraged to conceptualize how drama therapy services support site specific ecologies, promote student and/or faculty wellness, facilitate systems integration within and outside of the school, and contribute to educational requirements. While articles articulating theory or methods are welcome, we encourage articles that apply theory into practice and that are supported by quantitative and/or qualitative evidence.

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

Submission deadline: 1 August 2018

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CfP deadline: 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’. Click here for the full CfP

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

Email for more information

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