Call for proposals: Performance Philosophy 4.2 Open Issue


Performance Philosophy Volume 4.2 (2018)
Edited by Will Daddario and Eve Katsouraki
Proposal Deadline: 31 March 2018

This is an open call for submissions to Volume 4.2 of the online journal, Performance Philosophy. Performance Philosophy is an interdisciplinary field of thought, creative practice and scholarship, supported by an international network of over 2500 scholars and artists. As an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal, Performance Philosophy publishes articles that interrogate what this field might be and that test the relationship between performance and philosophy in all its possible configurations, including the philosophy of performance as well as performance-as-philosophy and philosophy-as-performance.

This is not a themed issue; therefore, your submission may cover any of the broad range of topics covered by the journal. Volumes 1-4.1 provide an indication of the potential breadth of subjects addressed by Performance Philosophy:

We are interested in scholarship and practice-based research that draws on a broad range of philosophical traditions, concerned with any aspect of philosophy, whether from Continental or Analytic traditions or beyond, and with any discipline or definition of performance, including but not limited to drama, theatre, dance, music, performance art, live art, screen performance and performance/performativity in everyday life. Published twice annually, Performance Philosophy showcases the best original research in this emerging field.

Initial proposals of no more than a page (500 words), plus an additional 200-word max biography, should be sent to the editors by 31 March 2018 via the following email address:

[email protected]

The journal values thought expressed through traditional essay format as well as through various artistic forms, such as audio tracks, visual imagery, web design, and multi-media.

If your initial proposal is accepted, then complete drafts will be due by 2 July 2018 and then sent out for peer-review with the aim to publish the volume in December 2018. For full details regarding submission and review policy, please visit


31 March: abstracts
2 July: selected articles
3 Sept: peer-review
5 Nov: revised articles
20 December: publication

Peer Review Process

Performance Philosophy operates a system of blind peer review. Every article that is accepted for consideration will be evaluated by at least one external referee, selected by the Editors based on their areas of expertise. The Editors will make the final decision about publication or assess the need for further revision.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. We do not charge fees for accessing articles, nor for publishing or processing submissions.

Author Guidelines

Performance Philosophy only considers submissions that have not been previously published, and are not under consideration for publication with another journal. We do not charge fees for publishing or processing articles. You will submit your proposals and, if selected, final articles in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF format. A typical article will be 6000-8000 words including notes, though other formats are welcome in consultation with the editor. For complete author guidelines, please visit: