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Fall 2016 Issue

Issue Theme: Exploring Performative Arts
Submission Deadline: September 1, 2016

In this issue, we explore the full range of performative arts, including theater, dance, music, performance art, spoken word, and others. While we might think of “performative arts” as encompassing overtly staged performance, there is more to the idea of the “performative.” Think, for example, of Erving Goffman (1959), who wrote of human interaction as a kind of performance. There is a great deal to be said, then, for defining the term “performative” broadly, through these and related questions:

Exactly what are the performative arts, beyond what might traditionally be labeled so?
How is teaching an act of performative art, in the classroom, community, and elsewhere?
How are multiple literacies engaged in the performative arts?
What is performative about being a student?
How are reading, writing, and visual arts performative, even when no one is watching?
What is the role of the audience in experiencing the performative arts?
How does the rapid growth of digital media change the nature of performance?
What is the connection amongst the performative arts, language use, literacies, and identity formation?
How are performative arts culturally situated? Do some performative arts exist in some cultures and not others? How can we introduce certain performative arts into cultures that had previously not known or enjoyed them?


Goffman, E. (1959). The presentation of self in everyday life. New York, NY: Anchor.