Call for Contributions, vol. 27, no. 2: Mapping Theatre

460345_598785973474225_1122067268_oThe theme of issue 27/2 of Nordic Theatre Studies is Mapping Theatre. A world with fluid borders has profoundly influenced the field of theatre and performance. The mobility of theatre makers and audiences transcending state, national or institutional borders, and international collaboration and workshops have become ordinary practice. At the same time, one can perceive the fluidity of traditional drama and performance genres, the mixing of different theatrical styles and art forms, and the development of new forms of performing arts. Nevertheless, theatre researchers and critics have an obligation to clarify or map the fuzzy and dispersed field of drama, theatre and performance. We encourage contributors to discuss the difficulties they face in dealing with drama or performing arts systematically or analytically and what kind of solutions they have devised. Articles in the thematic section could also serve as exemplars or examples of mapping theatre in space or in time. Topics could include:

  • theoretical approaches to the mapping of theatre,
  • mapping theatre terminologically,
  • mapping theatre historiographically,
  • mapping theatre geographically (in a continent, country, county or city),
  • mapping audiences,
  • mapping theatre criticism or research.

Proposals for contributions (both to the thematic and open sections) should be presented in a short abstract (not exceeding 300 words) and sent to the Editor-in-Chief Anneli Saro ( no later than 25 April 2014. The completed manuscript should be delivered before 1 December 2014. Manuscripts are to be submitted in English. The length of the article should be approx. 35,000 characters, including punctuation marks, spaces, notes and references.

Nordic Theatre Studies is a peer-reviewed journal, and all articles are read and commented on by the journal’s international board.

Nordic Theatre Studies, the leading academic journal for theatre scholars writing on all aspects of Nordic and Baltic theatre, as well as for Nordic and Baltic scholars writing on any aspect of theatre, invites researchers to contribute to our next issue. The journal is divided into a thematic section and a section open for a broader scope of topics.

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