PARtake: The Journal of Performance as Research  – Vol 2, Issue 1 (Fall 2017)


Call for Proposals:

PARtake: The Journal of Performance as Research  – Vol 2, Issue 1 (Fall 2017)

Abstract/Proposal Submission Due August 1, 2017. Manuscripts due September 15, 2017.

Please send abstracts/proposals to the editors at

Journal Mission:

PARtake is an online-journal published by the University of Colorado libraries using the digital commons platform. The journal is dedicated to exploring the theory and application of performance in practice, and the research outputs created through these processes. Performance-as-Research is, for us, an investigation into the material, epistemological, and ontological fundamentals of all forms of performance, intended or otherwise. We seek work created and critiqued from the “scholartist” perspective. Questions we ask are: how does practice inform theory? How does theory inform practice? How do we form an affective and effective praxis? What is embodied research? Can the research we engage in be a collaborative and/or collective experience? In investigating these questions, we embrace voices that have not been fully considered as valid and sufficiently rigorous in the traditional academic research model, and question in what ways we adequately represent the “products”
generated inside the practice-as-research model.

General Call for Proposals:

How do you articulate and define performance-as-research? How can performance-as-research open up possibilities for novel ways of understanding the synergy between artistic practice and theoretical inquiry?

The often uneasy binary between arts practice and academic institutions in the United States is perhaps even greater than the dichotomy existing between theory and practice. How might rigorous and innovative research occur within traditionally regarded performance pieces? Also, how might methods from other disciplines such as New Media Studies, Architecture, Anthropology, Education, and the Visual Arts consider their research as performative, expanding more traditional approaches within the field?

We ask for submissions in these four areas:

Multimedia/Digital Explorations
Performance Reviews
Book Reviews

If your investigation/project falls outside these categories but you believe it still operates within the spirit of the journal, please feel free to contact us.

All submission inquiries should begin by visiting to see previous articles for guidance and fit of material within journal’s scope. Guidelines for submissions are found on the website.

Upon abstract/proposal approval, manuscript submissions will be due September 15, 2017.

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