CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS, PERFORMANCE RESPONSES
We invite performance response submissions from postgraduate and early career researchers for this special issue of Platform, ‘On Criticism’.
We would like the performance responses to connect to the meta-questions of the issue, which explore writing as performance, liveness and writing, writing in the age of digital media, criticism and interdisciplinary, as well as criticism and power.
At a time when performance increasingly operates inside and outside of the economies and theories of theatres and art galleries, the question of how to critique performance becomes pressing.
This ‘On Criticism’ issue of Platform (Vol. 13 No. 1), will pose questions about the expectations, possibilities, and challenges that writers on theatre, dance, performance art, and art in general face today. What do academics, critics, and reviewers pay attention to when they write? With whom do they collaborate? Whom are they addressing with their writing? To what extent is their critical work financially remunerated? How does their writing achieve a balance between providing details of artistic productions and their socio-political, economic, historical, and theoretical contextualisation? And should they (rather not) make it crystal clear whether they like a performance?
The response should be approximately 1,000 words. If you are interested in contributing, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with a suggested performance (theatre, dance, art performance) that you would like to respond to.
Drafts and submissions should also be emailed to email@example.com. Deadlines will be agreed upon on an individual basis, however the final edit deadline will be towards the middle to the end of May.