Women & Performance Journal seeks contributions

call for scholarly essays on performance, dance, film, new media, and the performance of everyday life from interdisciplinary feminist perspectives
Women & Performance: a journal of feminist theory seeks scholarly essays on performance, dance, film, new media, and the performance of everyday life from interdisciplinary feminist perspectives.  We encourage dialogues between varied fields of performance scholarship (i.e., performance studies; theatre, dance, and music history and criticism; ethnography; cinema and cultural studies; as well as queer and post-colonial theory), and explore critiques of race, ethnicity, class, sexuality, technology, and nation. The journal is a peer-reviewed, tri-annual publication with forthcoming special issues on topics as diverse as the role of women in the fluxus art movement, women in international politics, and transbiology.  We encourage general submissions that foreground themes of gender and performance and proposals for special issues that address topics within feminism and performance studies.


We are pleased to introduce a new section, simply titled “&,” to the regular table of contents of Women & Performance.  This section features a wide array of critical engagements that move beyond the invaluable, but nonetheless narrowly conceived, work of the 7,000-word, peer-reviewed, scholarly article.  In “&,” you'll find artists' statements, polemics, review essays, performance texts, manifestoes, feminist and queer takes on current events and debates, and other modes of intellectual production that are too wily to conform to the standard model of academic publishing or that perform feminist theory along different lines of flight, at different speeds, in rogue forms.  We are continuing to curate submissions for this section. If you have questions, or items you'd like us to consider, please contact managingeditor@womenandperformance.org.


Women & Performance was founded in 1983 by graduate students in the Department of Performance Studies at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts.  Since its inception the journal has operated as a feminist collective.  After self-publishing for 23 years, Women & Performance was acquired by Routledge, Taylor & Francis. 

For further information please visit our website at www.womenandperformance.org or contact:

Women & Performance
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New York, NY 10012

All research articles published in this journal have undergone rigorous peer review, based on initial editor screening and anonymized refereeing by at least two anonymous referees.