16 November, 2016 by Gilberto Icle | 0 comments


RBEP (BJPS) an open access, peer-reviewed, online journal which does not charge any submission or publication fees, will receive until November 30, 2016 unpublished papers


Revista Brasileira de Estudos da Presença






The Brazilian Journal on Presence Studies (Revista Brasileira de Estudos da Presença), an open access, peer-reviewed, online journal which does not charge any submission or publication fees, will receive until November 30, 2016 unpublished papers falling within the scope of the general topic PRESENCE AND ITS RELATION FIELDS.


Around five years ago, the Brazilian Journal on Presence Studies was launched with two issues dedicated, basically, to the presentation of texts and debates centred around the Presence field. At that time, studies in the field were strongly emerging in Brazil and dedicating a volume to it indicated not only the desire to situate the word in the journal’s title, but also, and above all, to offer to researchers a discourse that consistently explores the theoretical framework of Presence Study.


After these (few) years, we have witnessed an increasing interest in the theme both within and beyond the performing arts. The notions, concepts and formulations of Presence have proved powerful for different fields of knowledge. Fields as distinct as Arts, Education, History, Anthropology, Sociology and Philosophy, among others, have increasingly operated with this term, often used either for a diagnosis of our times or as a critique of contemporary ways of thinking that find in modernity the roots and traces of its realization.


In the field of performances, presence arts, performing arts and other hybrid, border manifestations, the word “Presence” has been central for countless research operations. From the moment it moved away from being considered as an attribute of the performer's quality of work and turned towards an implication of all kinds of non-hermeneutic relations in the understanding of arts, the term multiplied and has become bound in different theoretical and methodological possibilities of understanding and analysis of practices that broaden our perspective considerably.


Other fields of knowledge, beyond the artistic, have not been indifferent to the polemics brought about by the shapeless circumscription of the term. Mapping what we would consider here as the "Presence field" might be impossible. However, and exactly because of this, it is in studying the relations presented by the term in different fields, under distinct approaches, that an inter- and multidisciplinary research position is implied.


In order to foster problematizations of the Presence and its relations with different fields (of study, knowledge, approaches, research), the Brazilian Journal on Presence Studies aims to provide an opportunity to explore the theme under different perspectives. Authors can produce theoretical essays, papers resulting from empirical and/or historical research on the Presence and its different fields in relation to one or more of the following topics:


·      The concept of Presence

·      Presence and performance

·      Presence and body

·      Presence and interdisciplinarity

·      Presence and education

·      Presence and dramaturgies

·      History and Presence and/or History of the Presence

·      Presence and cultures

·      Implications of Presence notion in the contemporary scene

·      Artistic education in the era of Presence

·      Spectacle society and performance society

·      Subjectivities, identities and Presence

·      The critique to the performance in relation to Presence

·      Policies and Presence


The Brazilian Journal on Presence Studies expects to receive work resulting from research conceptually linked to the fields of performance, theatre, dance and other similar languages, paying special attention to those using images and videos to develop their reflections. It also expects to receive works from interconnected, border fields which establish a dialogue with the Presence term under different aspects. Submissions should conform to the journal's standards and be posted directly into our submission system to follow its general evaluation process. In order to submit a paper for this call, it is essential to select the proper section (Presence and its Relation Fields). We remind you that the journal does not charge for the submission or the publication and uses the double-blind peer-review system. The text can be sent in Portuguese, Spanish, English or French and will be published in two languages. Authors who send texts in Portuguese and Spanish (and those who are Portuguese speaking) will be asked to send a translation in English. Additional information can be found in our website,; our guidelines can be found in “Author Guidelines”.

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