Call for papers - Babel: traditions, translations and betrayal


Call for papers - Babel: traditions, translations and betrayal


Conceição / Conception receives until May 20, 2018 unpublished articles inspired by the theme Babel: Traditions, Translations and Betrayal to compose the vol. 7, n. 2. Resorting to the mythical image of Babel and its place in the 21st century, the present number focuses on the problematic of interculturality and its influence on the contemporary scene (dance, theater, performance). Having stood out as the key theme of the II International Symposium Rethinking Contemporary Myths of the Performing Arts Graduate Program of the Unicamp, the present call opens an opportunity for researchers in the area of performing arts to extract new and unusual inflection points, some of them almost totally unexplored.

The idea of  Babel: traditions, translations and betrayal come from the desire to discuss and experience how recent manifestations shape modes of spatial-temporal communication and bring into contact not only different cultures, but ways of doing-thinking-feeling-organizing different references and intertextualities. Given this multiplicity of spectacular forms based on hybridism, polymorphism of content and scenic qualities, breaking the boundaries between genres and dissolving the distinctions between their practices, this contemporary scene shapes a transcultural territory in which the regional and universal interchange discourse and consecrated cultures and their peripheries interact.

How many languages are spoken in the performing arts? Do they understand, translate, and influence each other? Does the endless blurring of boundaries between theater, dance, and performance form allegiances with contemporary culture and zeitgeist? Artistic areas are mixed, understood, disagreed with, and, as such, create new possibilities for existence and resistance.

We invite artists, researchers and educators in the field of the performing arts — or related areas — to send contributions in the format of original articles to compose this issue of the journal, thus collaborating to the debate in the field. Submissions for this theme are open from 21 de fevereiro a 20 de maio de 2018. The journal has also an open call for articles for themes other than the one proposed for this issue.

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Once approved, authors will have 30-day deadline to submit the translated Portuguese version of the article in its entirety.