25 January, 2017 by Gilberto Icle | 0 comments


The Brazilian Journal on Presence Studies will receive, until March 31st, 2017, unpublished papers within the scope of the general theme POLITICS EN SCÈNE.

Brazilian Journal on Presence Studies






The Brazilian Journal on Presence Studies [Revista Brasileira de Estudos da Presença], an electronic peer-reviewed, free access and free of charge journal will receive, until March 31st, 2017, unpublished papers within the scope of the general theme POLITICS EN SCÈNE.

Recent political reconfigurations such as neoliberalism, neoconservatism, protest movements for the rights of minority groups, direct action events, new political party formulations and alternative forms of political action have made the global political scene increasingly complex. Terms such as ‘left’, ‘right’, ‘center’ and ‘struggle’ among others, have lost their sense of fixed singularity. Meanwhile, social media has offered alternative boundaries to circumscribe old forms of association, political demands and calls for action.

Performance and other art forms have become a driver to not only express political tensions under the rubric of the arts, but also the engine for a tangible political alternative for society. This has happened in diverse and various ways – such as the reimagining of politics as a form of action, or by putting forward alternative social, educational, formative and artistic practices. As a result, countless groups, companies and individual artists now circumscribe their work in an entangled space that straddles both the political and the artistic making it difficult to completely disaggregate these two terms.

Aiming to foster a problematization of Politics, Staging and Performance (and their relations with different fields of study, knowledge, approaches and research), the Brazilian Journal on Presence Studies will provide an opportunity to explore this theme under different perspectives. Authors may produce theoretical articles, papers resulting from empirical, and/or historical research on Politics in the Performing Arts, in related fields and in their distinct fields of relation to one or more of the following topics:


·                 Politics in the contemporary scene

·                 Politics and education

·                 Politics and body

·                 History and Politics

·                 Artistic groups or collectives and political action

·                 Performative practices and the political action

·                 Subjectivities, identities and politics

·                 Collective action, society and performance

·                 Performance and Politics

·                 Theater, dance and Politics

·                 Practices of resistance, political action and performance

·                 Politics and staging

·                 Politics and dramaturgy

·                 The performer’s political work

·                 Education, pedagogy and politics of the scene

·                 Public Politics for the education in performing arts

·                 Politics as performance



The Brazilian Journal on Presence Studies aims to receive works resulting from research that is conceptually linked to the fields of performance, theater, dance and other similar languages, paying special attention to those using images and videos to develop their reflections. It also aims to receive works from imbricated and bordering areas that are in dialogue with the term Politics under different aspects. Submissions must adhere to the journal’s standards and must be posted directly into the submission system in line with its general review process. In order to submit a paper to this call, it is essential to select the respective session (Politics En Scène). We kindly remind you that the journal does not charge any fee neither for submission nor 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 or Spanish (and to those who are Portuguese-speaking) should also send a translation in English. Additional information can be found in our website, www.seer.ufrgs.br/presenca; our instructions to the author can be found in “Author Guidelines”.

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