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Performance Research Special Issue – On Music 

Posted: March 19th, 2024 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | Comments Off on Performance Research Special Issue – On Music 

Deadline (for submission of abstracts): April 22, 2024
Proposed Publication date: Vol. 30, No. 1 spring 2025

The main aims of this special issue – ‘On Music’ – are to offer critical reflection on the development of Performance Studies across the early twenty-first century, to highlight the current status of practice and research into music performance across genres, and to envisage future directions for the field.

Contributions will be welcomed from across the discipline to engage with the widest possible variety of contexts, functions, and modes of performance and performance-centered inquiry. As befits this range, non-standard formats such as artist pages, highly illustrated articles, and other contributions with distinctive layouts will be accepted.

Proposals must be in the form of an abstract of circa 500 words structured as follows: title, aims/purpose, content outline, impact, conclusion. Following review and selection of abstracts, successful authors will be asked to submit draft articles of 3500-4000 words including in-text citations, reference list, and any footnotes.

The editors are looking to commission 20-25 articles. They are committed to diversity and inclusion and warmly encourage contributions from all sections of the academic community, including those who are likely to be under-represented in scholarship.

Full details of the issue’s aims, topics, submission procedure, and publication schedule can be found at https://psn2022.wordpress.com/performance-research-special-edition and should be consulted before submitting.

All proposals, submissions, and general inquiries should be sent directly to Performance Research at: info-at-performance-research.org

Issue-related inquiries should be directed to the issue editors:

Tom Armstrong [email protected]
Georgia Volioti [email protected].