21 September, 2023 | by Rushi P

CFP: Special Issue on Gender and Sexuality
Ecumenica: Performance and Religion

Scholars and artists are invited to submit work that concerns gender and sexuality in the overlap of performance and religion. Ecumenica accepts essays, artist statements, interviews, book reviews, and performance reviews. The journal is interested in work that effectively challenges conventional forms of scholarship.

Now in its twelfth volume, Ecumenica is a peer-reviewed journal published by Penn State University Press. In the vein of performance studies, the journal attends to theatre and performance art, and also to the activity of religion, including ritual, pilgrimage, festival, devotional practice, etc. The journal also welcomes explorations of relevant theory and religious concepts.

Ecumenica is interested in the combination of creativity, religion, and spirituality in expressive practice, preferring no particular form of creative expression, and privileging no particular religious tradition. The journal’s very aim is to consider the variety of modes in which creative and religious impulses might be realized. Ecumenica’s interdisciplinary premise welcomes all critical approaches to such topics as performance art, theatre, ritual, contemplative and devotional practices, and expressions of community.

Submissions intended for the Spring 2020 issue concerning gender and sexuality in performance and religion should be received by September 20, 2019.

Authors should submit work using Editorial Manager: Link

Questions about submissions and the submission process may be sent to:

David Mason
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