VOLUME 12: contemporary performance in latin america
There has been a wealth of theoretical work published in recent decades on contemporary performance in Europe, Oceania and North America, mapping new methodologies, such as - Relational Aesthetics, Participation, Site Specificity, Art and Activism, Corporeality and Embodiment, Identity Representation, Myth and Ritual, Documentation and the Archive, and Practice as Research. Because Performance Studies as a field is constantly expanding in different directions, we recognize the importance of considering more diverse points of view and we believe it is crucial to analyze the tendencies currently resonating within Latin American performance. Brújula’s Volume 12 will focus on contemporary performance in Latin America.We are interested in charting how the translational, multilingual nature of Latin American performance practices can be theorized and documented in terms of current modes of cultural production. From colonial to decolonial frameworks, post-dictatorial regimes to neoliberal globalization, economic disparity to virtual connectivity, the constant flux of sociopolitical realities across the hemisphere creates a rich and varied terrain for artistic intervention, interpretation and representation. What future directions can be envisioned by examining the work of today’s performance-makers in Latin America? How is knowledge performative/performed? How can activism and other embodied practices be included in Latin American knowledge genealogies from performance as research and practice? For this volume of Brújula, we seek contributions that examine contemporary performance practices and methodologies in Latin America, from artists evaluating their own approaches to theorists analyzing relevant/emerging tendencies. Submissions are welcome from the fields of Theatre, Dance, Music, Visual Arts, New Media, Cultural Studies, History, Anthropology, Ecology, Ethnography, Disability and Gender Studies, Languages and Literatures, and any others that situate themselves within the interdisciplinary borderland of Performance Studies in Latin America.
Topics may include but are not limited to:
Indigeneity and decolonial methodologies
Activism, street performance, and arte-acción
Intercultural exchange, hybridization and translation
Semiotic or phenomenological approaches
The affective turn
Borders, migration, and creative cartographies
Memory, trauma and reconciliation
Site-specificity and situated practices
Digital media, documentation and the archive
The body and its significations
Ethnicity and race
Gender and sexuality
Ecologies, interspecies, more than human relationships and processes
Brújula welcomes the submission of the following scholarly genres:
Academic articles (15-20 pages)
Historiographical analysis (15-20 pages)
Interviews (6-10 pages)
Reflections on performance practices (4-5 pages)
Book Reviews (3-4 pages)
Please submit your manuscript with a cover letter that includes a brief (50-75 words) professional statement (with your name, academic affiliation and title [graduate student, doctoral candidate, assistant professor, professor, etc.], institution, research interests, and/or a few relevant publications), the title of your paper, and a 100-word abstract.
Brújula is a peer-reviewed journal that favors anonymity in the selection process. Therefore, manuscripts should be submitted without names. Names and email addresses should appear only on the cover letter.
Manuscripts must be written in Spanish, English, or Portuguese and must be double-spaced, including endnotes and bibliography.
Format manuscripts following the conventions of the latest MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing.
Tables, diagrams, maps, photos, and artwork may be included by arrangement with editors.
Permissions to reproduce such materials will be the author’s responsibility.
Brújula only accepts original contributions. Translation of articles or articles already published will not be accepted.