26 November, 2019 by Gilberto Icle | 0 comments


BJPS, online journal that does not charge any submission or publication fees, invites submissions of unpublished papers within the scope of the general topic CREATIVE PROCESSES


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access, peer-reviewed, online journal that does not charge any submission or publication fees, invites submissions of unpublished papers within the scope of the general topic CREATIVE PROCESSES before the deadline of January 31, 2020.


More recently, the study of creative processes has assumed a central place in research within the field of the Performing Arts. Previously, semiotics, historiography and literary studies circumscribed a good deal of the research produced within the Arts, marginalising the processes that lead to the creation of work.


Over recent years, the study of creative processes has become an urgent necessity and the very dichotomy between process and artistic product has collapsed. In this emerging context, a set of research methodologies and perspectives have emerged, combining historiography, archival and in situ research, the shadowing of artists and groups, participant observation, and discourse analysis, among a range of further epistemological and methodological possibilities.


At the same time, the study of the creative process has allowed for a deeper interaction between those who study and those who create, enabling the roles of researcher and artist to overflow and interweave. Thus, even in more traditional academic environments one can detect the emergence of research not only “on” the creative processes of artists, but also inquiries in which the artists act as protagonists of the investigation rather than just as objects of study. Contemporary theory and practice, in turn, continue to problematize the notion of process, revealing elements of the process in the final performance or making the performance in and of itself processual in nature.


In this context, which is dense with epistemological, ethical, methodological and political issues, creative processes refract issues pertaining to creativity, innovation, production, and performance, which circumscribe, in a more general way, a number of the key problems informing current research in the Performing Arts.


In order to foreground research into creative processes, the Brazilian Journal on Presence Studies aims to explore this topic from a number of different perspectives. Theoretical essays, articles based on empirical and/or historical research into creative processes in relation to one or more of the following topics are welcomed:


-       Creative processes and history.

-       Gender and creativity.

-       Ethnic-racial relations to creation.

-       New methodologies of research in creativity.

-       Genetics of the (performance) text.

-       Creative processes and public policies.

-       Creativity and subjectivities.

-       Creativity and difference.

-       Creative processes in scenic dramaturgy.

-       Creative processes in dance, theater and performance
Presence and creativity.

-       Body and creative processes.

-       Epistemological challenges in research on creative processes.

-       Ethical challenges in research on creative processes.

-       Contemporary issues in artistic creation.

-       Creator-investigators and practitioner-researchers.

-       Performance and creative processes in education.

-       Creative processes, performance and anthropology.



The Brazilian Journal on Presence Studies accepts articles resulting from research conceptually linked to the fields of theatre, education, performance and other similar fields. It also accepts articles from interconnected, related fields, which establish a dialogue with the terms presented as the starting point for the discussion. Submissions should conform to the journal's standards and be posted directly into our submission system, where they will go through our general evaluation process. In order to submit a paper for this call, it is essential to select the proper section (Creative Processes). 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 as a condition for the publication of the articles, once approved. The journal will provide the translation to Portuguese of those papers sent in English or French whose authors are native in these languages and in case there are financial resources available at the time of the edition. Additional information can be found in our website,; our guidelines can be found in “Author Guidelines”.

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