NEW DEADLINE, AUGUST 1, 2017: CALL FOR PAPERS STUDIA DRAMATICA nr. 2/2017. New Perspectives in Performing and Visual Arts History and Criticism Studies

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NEW DEADLINE, AUDT 1, 2017: CALL FOR PAPERS STUDIA DRAMATICA nr. 2/2017. New Perspectives in Performing and Visual Arts History and Criticism Studies

Studia Dramatica no 2/2017 aims to revisit the field of historical and comparative studies in theater, film and performing arts in the new era of instant information and social network communication.



New Perspectives in Performing and Visual Arts History and Criticism Studies


In the last decades, historical and critical theory studies in the field of performing and visual arts seem to be regarded with certain suspicion: in a global society dominated by technology’s ambition to cover traditional humanities with simple, unfiltered, information arts history and criticism are diverted towards a museum-ghetto besieged by the ghost of irrelevance. Lacking a consensus concerning the relationship between factual, “objective” information and the subjectivity inherent in any interpretation, how could historical and theoretical approaches to performing arts still maintain their relevance? Do recent changes in political and social perspectives strengthen or weaken our axiological systems? In a world of instantaneous information do we still have time and interest for ample research projects – individual or collective – intersecting critical thought and historical reconsideration? Who do these necessary research projects address today and how could we reignite interest towards them in the spaces of national and international cultures?

We invite fellow researchers and academics from the fields of performing arts, film, video arts, history, philosophy, sociology, but also artists themselves to participate to this debate with both theoretical and applied contributions. We accept studies, articles, interviews, but also book and performance reviews and analyses on the following (not exclusive) topics:

·         Performing and video arts history and criticism methodologies

·         New tendencies in the field of performing arts historical research

·         Rewriting and reinterpretation of the historical context in performing and visual arts

·         Revisiting historical periods and aesthetic currents

·         Less known or insufficiently/incorrectly/excessively patrimonialized artists

·         Relationship between local/national and international in historical and critical research

·         Methodologies for documenting and archiving in the field of performing arts

·         Curating and performative interaction

·         Mainstream and alternative didactic methodologies for theatre and film history

·         Relationship between creation and patrimonialization in performative and visual arts




Articles (who will be peer reviewed) will be sent in electronic format to the e-mail address of the editorial office till August 1, 2017:

or to the

Issue coordinator:

Professor Miruna Runcan PhD:

Or to the assistent editors:

Raluca Sas-Marinescu PhD:

Ivona Vistras:



Selected authors will be notified by October 1st, 2017.


Style Guide:


Name of the author(s) and presentation. Give the full author(s) name(s) and a micro CV in English (max. 600 characters). Full addresses should be keyed to the author’s names using numbers in superscript. In case of more than one author, please indicate the email, telephone, and fax of the author to whom the correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract & Keywords. The abstract (not exceeding 250 words) must be written in English, outlining concisely the main findings and major conclusions of the paper. Literature citations and figure references should not appear in the abstract. Include up to 8 keywords beneath the abstract for indexing purpose.


Text. Manuscripts should be typed (single spacing) on A4 paper (21 x 29.7 cm) leaving a margin of 4.5 cm all around. Authors should use IUGS terminology and metric units. All pages should be numbered consecutively and illustrations and tables must be printed incorporated into the text. The text should be in English or French.


References.All references cited in the text should be given in the reference list and vice versa. The reference list should be arranged alphabetically and chronologically, with the authors always listed with their last (family) name first. Journal and book titles must be spelled out in full or abbreviated and cited in the text. Include diacritical marks (accents, umlauts etc) in all titles and names. For books and articles with a non-English titles, please translate them into English and mention in parentheses at the end of the reference the original language. (This is not necessary for Spanish, German, Italian or French titles).










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