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  • 18 Dec 2013 3:10 PM | Anonymous member


    Dance and Gender:

    A Collection of New Research & Inquiry

    Wendy Oliver & Doug Risner, Editors

    We are seeking proposals and contributions for a collection of original research articles ranging from 4000 to 7000 words. As the first empirically-based research volume of its kind on dance and gender, the collection presents a range of new qualitative and quantitative research studies from professional, applied, educational, and popular culture realms.

    The aim of the collection is to interrogate the workings of gender across the lives of dancers, choreographers, directors, dance teachers and educators, students of dance, teaching artists, administrators, producers, recreational dancers, community workers, somaticists, therapists, and dance activists, among others who dance or make dance their livelihoods. The book also offers new research on the economic, political, social, media, and (multi)cultural systems in which dance and gender function, especially those systems which produce social inequality, promote gendered stereotypes and assumptions, and deny access, agency, and human dignity. A volume of empirical, research-based chapters and case studies that critically explores the production, representation, function, and outcomes of gender in dance is long overdue.

    Prospective contributors are encouraged to consider the questions below from a variety of research paradigms and perspectives. We welcome papers that employ diverse methodological approaches from quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods designs. Possible topics and questions include, but are not limited to:

    • ·         How does gender influence dancers’ professional and personal lives?
    • ·         What social, economic, cultural, and educational systems continue to position western theatrical dance and its training as female?
    • ·         How does the feminization of dance contribute to gender inequality, bias, and gendered assumptions in the workplace, education, administration and research of dance?
    • ·         How are questions about gender made more complex by simultaneously considering social class, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, ageism, and ability in dance?
    • ·         In what ways do gender differences impact teaching and learning in dance?
    • ·         What are the relationships between gender and power, authority, leadership and funding in dance?
    • ·         In what ways does gender determine who gets to dance, study dance, perform dance?
    • ·         How and under what circumstances does the gendered body inscribe someone who dances?
    • ·         Where does popular culture’s mediated image of gender reproduce or challenge dominant stereotypes about dance?
    • ·         How do children who dance understand gender?
    • ·         In what ways does gender impact student scholarship awards and apprenticeships, professional dancer casting, salary, contract renewal, and promotion?

    Contributors will address questions about dance and gender through original (unpublished) research-based chapters and case studies rooted in analyses from dance studies, women’s and gender studies, dance education, men’s and boys’ studies, critical theory, cultural studies, somatic practice, critical feminist theory and pedagogy, childhood studies, critical race theory, adolescent development, and gifted and talented studies, among others. It is anticipated that the book will become a primary text for advanced undergraduate and graduate students, teachers and faculty, researchers, scholars, and others whose interests intersect gender, class, race/ethnicity, sexuality, ability, education, and the arts.

    Because of the nature of this research-based volume and the time that will be necessary for contributors to design and conduct their research studies, we have not confirmed a publishing contract at this time. Please see the following timeline of submission deadlines:

    Proposal Abstracts: DUE February 28, 2014 [Early submissions appreciated]      

    Please submit a 500-word proposal abstract (including research methodology), working bibliography and CV (with publication record) as email attachments to the editors (email below) by February 10, 2014. Proposal abstracts will be reviewed within three weeks of submission. Full papers will be due December 31, 2014.                    

    Please submit proposal abstracts to the editors at their email addresses listed below:

    Wendy Oliver, EdD, MFA, is Professor of Dance and Women’s Studies and Chairperson of the Department of Theatre, Dance & Film at Providence College.  She is editor of the forthcoming Jazz Dance:  A History of the Roots and Branches, with Lindsay Guarino (University Press of Florida, 2014), and also edited Women in the Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts since 1960 (Peter Lang, 2001) with Deborah Johnson, among other books.  She has authored articles including "Body Image in the Dance Class," (JOPERD 2008) and "Reading  the Ballerina's Body:  Susan Bordo Sheds Light on Anastasia Volochkova and Heidi Guenther ( Dance Research Journal 2005).  She is the author of Writing about Dance (Human Kinetics, 2010) and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Dance Education.

    Doug Risner, PhD, MFA, is Professor of Dance in the Department of Theatre & Dance at Wayne State University, where he has served as Chair and Senior Assistant Chair of the department. He is the author of Stigma and Perseverance in the Lives of Boys Who Dance (Mellen, 2009), Hybrid Lives of Teaching Artists in Dance and Theatre Arts: A Critical Reader (Cambria, 2014) with Mary Anderson, “Rehearsing Heterosexuality: Unspoken Truths in Dance Education” (Dance Research Journal, 2003), “Challenging the ‘Boy Code’ in Dance Education” (Research in Dance Education, 2007), and “Bullying Victimization and Social Support of Adolescent Male Dance Students: An Analysis of Findings (Research in Dance Education, forthcoming). Risner served as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Dance Education from 2006-2012, and is Associate Editor (US) of the international journal, Research in Dance Education.

  • 12 Dec 2013 3:14 PM | CORD Office

    The University of Utah Department of Ballet is excited to be conducting two faculty searches:

    • Tenure-track faculty with scholarly expertise
    • Lecturer or Visiting faculty with expertise in choreography

    Both job descriptions are below with links to the University website where electronic applications must be filed.



  • 01 Nov 2013 12:14 PM | Anonymous member
    We seek a scholar who will advance contemporary notions of the record and representation of dance as a way to make visible, readable and accessible the rich history of the past and the evolving work of the present. We look for a leader with the experience, expertise and vision to forge transformational research in movement and choreographic analysis, innovation in archival practices, dance preservation and documentation, and historical study and/or reconstruction.

    Our new colleague will contribute significantly to the doctoral program in teaching, research, and the advising of candidacy exams and doctoral dissertations. We seek an individual who will both expand and extend the areas of expertise of the current faculty in terms of research, international engagement, and teaching across degree programs (PhD, MFA and BFA). We value a colleague whose research is informed by a history of embodied practice, who will strengthen research connections within the department as well as in disciplines outside of Dance, and we encourage applicants who will diversify our curriculum and faculty with regard to race, gender, and ethnicity.

    The doctoral program in Dance Studies at OSU is designed to foster the study of dance through methodologies specific to the discipline. Our PhD begins with dance, allowing other inquiry to proceed outward from the rich investigation of movement, not excluding scholarly lenses drawn from the social sciences, literary studies, or other humanities disciplines. The department has a rich history of leadership in movement analysis and Laban Studies, and familiarity with this body of work would be desirable.

    Our new faculty member will contribute:
    In Research:
    conducting historical and theoretical scholarship; developing systems for analysis, documentation, recording or seeing dance; giving evidence of a research agenda situated inside the history, theory and literature of dance as a concert and social form, while drawing on adjacent areas of knowledge.

    In Teaching: working in areas that might include movement/choreographic analysis; dance/movement theory; dance documentation; creative uses of technology in archival practices; cross-cultural dance research; writing about dance; and dance history, among others.

    In Service: demonstrating leadership in Dance Studies, literacy and history; advising and governance within the department, college and university; leadership at the national and international levels.

    Position: Assistant Professor, full-time, tenure track.
    Qualifications: PhD required; prior university teaching experience preferred. Application deadline: Applications must be received by December 1, 2013. Date of Hire: Autumn Semester 2014.

    Send Letter of Application, Curriculum Vitae, two work samples, one of which must be a written document, and a list of three recommenders with contact information; letters of recommendation will be solicited from short-listed candidates at a later date.

    Applications will be accepted through Academic Jobs Online:
    Inquiries: Amy Schmidt at

    To build a diverse workforce, The Ohio State University encourages applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women. EEO/AA Employer.

    About the Department
    The Department of Dance at The Ohio State University consistently ranks as one of the top programs in the country. We provide intersecting investigations in the field of dance, with courses in dance technique, somatic practices, choreography, repertory, dance history, theory and literature, production and lighting, movement and choreographic analysis, dance pedagogy, dance related technologies, dance for camera, and documentation, theory and analysis. We view the breadth of our program as both appropriate to the academic setting and as responsible practice, educating students in a comprehensive way within the lively discourse of a major research university, and providing multiple avenues toward future careers within an evolving field.

    Our department is currently staffed by 14 resident faculty, adjunct educators, guest artists, visiting scholars, and 15 graduate associates. We serve approximately 110 undergraduates in the BFA program, 35 graduate students in MFA or PhD programs, 200 dance minors, and 500 students each semester in the non-major program.

    Renovation of the department’s facilities in historic Sullivant Hall at the gateway of the university’s campus is nearly complete. The building features a state-of-the-art, flexible performance space, six studios, a costume shop, and a media lab. New neighbors within the building will include the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library, The Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design (ACCAD), and the Department of Arts Administration, Education and Policy. This new vantage will provide an expansive view of the university’s evolving Arts District, which includes Mershon Auditorium and the Wexner Center for the Arts.

    About the College of Arts and Sciences
    The College of Arts and Sciences is the academic heart of Ohio State. With more than 80 departments, schools, centers and institutes, the college teaches 1.5 million credit hours each year, and delivers 60 percent of the academic curriculum to Ohio State students. Its vast academic diversity is its greatest strength, combining the best of a major research institution with a rich liberal arts foundation. Arts and Sciences faculty create new knowledge to solve global problems, fuel Ohio's economy, spark student inquiry, and engage with the local community.

    About Ohio State
    Established in 1870, The Ohio State University in Columbus is one of America’s largest and most comprehensive campuses. More than 55,000 students select from 14 colleges, 175 undergraduate majors, and 240 master’s, doctoral, and professional degree programs. As Ohio’s best and one of the nation’s top-20 public universities, Ohio State is further recognized by a top-rated academic medical center and a premier cancer hospital and research center.
    The university’s total research expenditures in 2009 topped $716 million, ranking Ohio State 13th nationally, second in industry research, and ninth among public universities, according to the National Science Foundation.

    About Columbus
    Ohio's capital is a friendly city of sleek high-rises and historic, century-old buildings along the banks of the Scioto River. Its attractions range from a rich performing arts scene to a renowned zoo, exciting sports, lush gardens, amiable neighborhoods, trendy hot spots, and hundreds of restaurants, cafes and galleries.
    Highlights include the Center of Science and Industry (COSI), four historic downtown theatres, Ohio State’s Urban Arts Space in the historic Lazarus building, and a wide range of local festivals, farm markets and cultural events, as well as professional and collegiate sports. The Arena District boasts varied restaurants, nightspots and hotels, and the fashionable Short North is filled with galleries, eateries, boutiques and a favorite local ice cream shop.
  • 08 Oct 2013 11:04 AM | Anonymous




    Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Dance History

    Responsibilities:The Florida State University seeks to hire an Assistant Professor in dance history to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in a variety of historical periods and to pursue an active program of research in a related domain.  Responsibilities include sharing the teaching of four BFA dance history courses and a variety of MFA and MA history and research courses.  Approaches that link studio movement practices and historical and theoretical underpinnings will be given special consideration.  Research in one or more of the following areas is preferred: dance and cultural history, dance and performance theory, interdisciplinary research. Additional duties include mentoring student research and creative work, academic advising, service on appropriate school, college and university committees, and student recruitment.

    Qualifications: Demonstrated teaching ability and experience in dance history and theory. Established research agenda that has a sustainable trajectory. PhD degree or ABD status in dance or a related field.  Candidates with an MFA degree or comparable professional experience and credentials will be considered if background and experience is especially well matched to the qualifications for the position.

    Anticipated Salary Range: Commensurate with experience.

    How to Apply: Applications must be completed online at:

    and all applications should include:

    ·      letter indicating interest and outlining qualifications for the position;

    ·      statement of teaching philosophy and description of research interests;

    ·      curriculum vita;

    ·      names, addresses, phone numbers and e-mails addresses of three professional references.

    Review of applications will begin January 4, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

  • 23 Sep 2013 8:57 AM | Anonymous member

    Grand Valley State University- Dance, (Ballet) Artist Performer / Affiliate Faculty

    The Grand Valley State University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Department of Music and Dance, invites applications for an Affiliate Professor faculty position in dance to begin August 2014.  The position requires a highly motivated individual with exceptional communication and interpersonal skills along with extensive experience in ballet.  Significant experience as a teacher at the college/university level is required.  An MFA in dance or a PhD or EdD in a related field, as well as evidence of successful achievement and national recognition as a ballet performance artist and choreographer, are preferred. 

    Duties will include teaching all levels of ballet, pointe, and dance appreciation, as well as rehearsing the dance company.  Teaching opportunities may also include other courses related to research interests and areas of expertise.  The position will require choreographing for department concerts and productions; mentoring and advising student dancers and choreographers; and participating in the performance life of the Department of Music and Dance.  All affiliate faculty members of the Department of Music and Dance are expected to demonstrate excellence in teaching.
     The teaching load is typically 15 hours per semester.

    Interested applicants should apply online at and be prepared to submit (1) a letter of interest addressing how the candidate meets the qualification requirements as outlined above;  (2) a detailed curriculum vitae; (3) a statement of the candidate’s teaching philosophy; and (4) contact information for five professional references.  Candidates who advance in the search will be required to submit a representative DVD recording illustrating the applicant’s choreographic techniques and an entire class with the candidate teaching. 

    Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled.
  • 28 Aug 2013 3:29 PM | Deleted user






    Publication Date:  September 1, 2014, Volume 2

    (2015 JEDS, volume 3, will be comprised only of blind-reviewed papers selected from those presented at the 2014 World Dance Alliance Global Summit in Angers, France.  See: for more information or contact one of the JEDS editors below.)

    The World Dance Alliance announces a call for papers for Volume 2 of JEDS, a double-blind reviewed publication (in English) specifically designed for the needs of emerging dance scholars, those scholars currently enrolled in a graduate program or within 5 years of having graduated from a graduate program in dance or a related field.  JEDS is published online ( ) as an open resource and linked through the World Dance Alliance Websites (, and ).  Articles are selected to assure dance scholarship from around the world is included in each publication.   

    Each article submission is reviewed by two international dance scholars with no more than 16 submissions accepted for the annual publication.  Articles are chosen based on originality of research and the contributions each makes to the future of dance praxis (theory and practice).

    Each submitting author must show proof of membership in World Dance Alliance before the article can be reviewed and edited.  Please contact one of the editors below to determine the appropriate WDA region to join:

    Urmimala Sarkar (World Dance Alliance – Asia Pacific, or

    Linda Caldwell (World Dance Alliance – Americas,  

    Guide for Contributors to Journal of Emerging Dance Scholarship (JEDS)

    JEDS elicits articles contributing original scholarship from emerging scholars in the discipline of dance. Authors must be currently pursuing a graduate degree (M.A., M.F.A., Ph.D., or equivalent) or within 5 years of having graduated with a completed degree (the degree does not need to be in dance, but the article must be focused on dance as an evolving discipline).  All articles must be submitted in English at this time.  We hope to open the journal to more languages as we find interested editors in differing geographical locations. 

    Manuscripts should contribute innovative scholarship into contemporary or historical dance, research methodologies, critical choreographic analysis, ethnographic studies, pedagogical practices, or other topics opening insights into the field of dance.  Research should be original and supported by outside resources.  All quotes from research participants must show compliance with Institutional Human Subjects Review procedures. 

    Submissions must comply with the following procedures:

    • 1.     Create a separate title page with your name, manuscript title, status and name of institutional affiliation (current graduate student institutional status or number of years since graduation with current institutional employment or name of institution granting degree), and current contact information (email address, home address, phone).
    • 2.     Manuscripts should be typewritten in 12-point Arial Font, double-spaced with one-inch margins, and only left margin justification.  Manuscripts should have a minimum of 5,000 words and a maximum of 7,000 words.  All manuscripts must be submitted in English at this time.
    • 3.     Notes and references must follow either APA or Chicago citation style
    • (See: or for specifics.)
    • 4.     All visual materials must be submitted in digital form:  1200 dpi for line art and 300 dpi for photographs; TIFF or JPEG are the preferred formats.  All visuals must be embedded within the text. Authors must obtain permission to publish illustrative materials if by individuals other than themselves and include this information under each visual.  Authors will be required to sign a statement that all visuals are original or have received permission from the original source. (See 2013 JEDS for examples.)
    • 5.     All manuscripts must be accompanied by an abstract of 100-150 words and biographical information of no more than 100 words to include current evidence of expertise in the topic of the article and graduate school affiliation.
    • 6.     Article manuscripts must be accompanied by a statement from the author assuring that the submission has not been published, submitted, or accepted for publication elsewhere.

    The World Dance Alliance copyrights each issue of the journal as a collective work; individual authors retain rights to their individual works.  Authors have the right to republish their work, but must give credit to the JEDS original publication.

    Manuscripts and any questions about submission procedures should be submitted online to either of the editors:

    Dr. Urmimala Sarkar (World Dance Alliance – Asia Pacific, or

    Dr. Linda Caldwell (World Dance Alliance – Americas,
  • 21 Aug 2013 4:52 PM | Deleted user

    Texas Woman’s University – Denton Campus

    College of Arts and Sciences, School of the Arts

    Department:  Department of Dance (

    Title:               Assistant or Associate Professor of Dance

    Job Code:       13AS-DAN01            

    Date Closed:  Review of applications will begin November 4, 2013, and position will remain open until filled.


    Please submit via email a cover letter; curriculum vitae, copy of graduate transcripts; evidence of teaching ability (may include student evaluations, peer evaluations, teaching awards, teaching philosophy, etc.); a sample of work (creative or writing); three letters of recommendation; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three additional references.  Submit materials to   References must include the position/job code and candidate’s name in the subject line.


    The Department of Dance At Texas Woman’s University is seeking highly qualified applicants for the position of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor of Dance starting in August 2014. The successful candidate will have an earned doctorate in dance or a related field with a strong emphasis in dance. She or he must have college-level teaching experience in studio and theory courses, a record of scholarly productivity (choreography, performance, and/or research), and a service record commensurate with appointment at the rank of assistant or associate professor in a nationally accredited dance program. The department seeks an individual with innovative ideas about the integration of theory and practice in art making, research, and pedagogy, as well as a commitment to transdisciplinary inquiry and the examination of methodological issues in a variety of research contexts.  Candidates should have a personal scholarly agenda (creative or writing), the interest and ability to facilitate inquiry that will lead others to discovering and developing their own research interests, and should demonstrate strong potential to attain a national reputation in the field of dance as an educator, scholar, and leader.

    RESPONSIBILITIES: Primary-teaching responsibilities will include teaching some combination of the following: technique and other studio courses (world dance forms and/or contemporary dance techniques at all levels, movement analysis, compositon, or repertory), undergraduate and graduate-level pedagogy (to include outreach and/or innovative technological approaches), undergraduate and graduate-level theory courses, and courses for the University Core Curriculum.  Teaching formats may include online and hybrid courses in addition to face-to-face instruction. In addition to teaching responsibilities, contributions to the department in the following areas is expected: advising and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students; service on MA, MFA, and PhD committees; program development and assessment; participation in department and University shared governance forums; and active involvement in recruitment and retention initiatives.  Scholarly productivity in art making and/or research/writing is required.


    Texas Woman’s University occupies a notable position in higher education as the nation’s largest university primarily for women.  Established in 1901, TWU is a doctoral/research-intensive public university which emphasizes the liberal arts and sciences as well as specialized and professional studies in business, nursing, health sciences, and education.  The College of Arts and Sciences, with over thirty-five percent of TWU’s graduate and undergraduate population of over 14,700, prepares students for success in a global world.  TWU operates three campuses:  Houston, Dallas, and the main campus in Denton (population 115,000), located 40 miles north of the Dallas/Fort Worth area.  This metroplex, the nation’s fourth largest urban center, has world-class museums, orchestras, opera, ballet, theatre companies, as well as an array of professional and collegiate sports venues.  Additional information about the University is available at

    Texas Woman's University, an AA/EEO employer, supports diversity.  Men and women, and members of all racial and ethnic groups, are encouraged to apply.  All offers of employment will be contingent on the candidate’s ability to provide documents which establish proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States.  All positions at Texas Woman's University are deemed security sensitive requiring background checks.


    Please submit via email a cover letter; CV; evidence of teaching ability (may include student evaluations, peer evaluations, teaching awards, etc.); a sample of work (creative and/or writing); all graduate transcripts; three letters of recommendation; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three additional references.  Submit materials to References must include the position/job code and candidate’s name in the subject line.

    Texas Woman's University strives to provide an educational environment that affirms the rights and dignity of each individual, fosters diversity, and encourages a respect for the differences among persons. Discrimination or harassment of any kind is considered inappropriate.

    Texas Woman's University is committed to equal opportunity in employment and education and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, veteran's status, or against qualified disabled persons.

    “All positions at Texas Woman's University are deemed security sensitive requiring background checks.”

  • 21 Aug 2013 12:59 PM | Anonymous member

    Assistant Professor of Modern/Contemporary Dance    

    Hampshire College, an independent, innovative liberal arts institution and member of the Five College Consortium, invites applications for a full-time Assistant Professor of Modern/ Contemporary Dance to begin July 1, 2014.  

    We seek a dance artist/scholar actively engaged in the practice and theory of modern/contemporary dance with a record of excellence as a performer-choreographer and educator. Excellence in teaching modern/contemporary dance technique and choreography-composition at all levels of instruction is required. Desirable subfields include Laban Movement Analysis, dance science, and additional dance techniques. Other areas of interest such as experimental or site-specific choreography, dance in the community, and dance history and performance studies would be welcome. The ideal candidate will integrate technical, creative, historical, cultural and scientific dimensions of dance into his or her teaching, and will have a broad knowledge of current practices and discourse in dance.  An MFA (or its equivalent) in dance is required. Applicants should demonstrate an aptitude for innovative undergraduate teaching and advising, and the ability to work effectively within a culturally diverse and multidisciplinary campus community.  In addition to teaching, the successful candidate will be expected to choreograph/set work on students, serve as artistic director of dance concerts, mentor student choreography and research, collaborate on the vision, design and management of the Hampshire Dance Program and help advance the mission of the Five College Dance Department.

    The Hampshire College Dance Program is a member of the Five College Dance Department, comprised of the programs at Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. This consortium makes the FCDD the largest dance program in New England. The FCDD curriculum encourages students to balance performance and creative studies with a broad understanding of the historical and cultural contexts of different dance traditions. They may shape their studies in either traditional or interdisciplinary ways, reflecting the wide range of career options and new directions of the contemporary field. The Department offers over 100 courses a year, numerous performing opportunities and a performing arts calendar equal to a major metropolis.

    Hampshire College is an equal opportunity employer committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community and strongly encourages applications from minority candidates.

    Candidates should submit via our website a letter of application with a statement of teaching and choreographic interests; CV; sample course syllabi; the names and email addresses of three references (at least two of which will be able to speak to teaching expertise) and web links to his or her professional choreographic and performance work (preferably to also include work set on student dancers). Finalists might be asked for web links to samples of their teaching. No hard copies will be accepted. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.

    Hampshire College is an equal opportunity institution, committed to diversity in education and employment

  • 25 Jul 2013 2:29 PM | CORD Office

    To be published in

    ** Dance and Literature: Interwoven and Untangled **

    Dance and literature weave the stuff of everyday human life - movement and language - into art. They share the common goal of communication, embracing processes of questioning, theme-formation, exploration, investigation, articulation, feedback, and revision. Yet their materials, forms, and domains of expression and response are often distinct. This special theme issue will explore how these textures and threads are woven into both literary and choreographic works, and how patterns of expression shift, highlight, or obscure the partnering of these forms.

    We invite research submissions to a special issue of Dance Chronicle devoted to the theme, “Dance and Literature: Interwoven and Untangled,” to be edited by Lynn Matluck Brooks and Joellen A. Meglin. Papers might address such subjects as those listed below and other related topics proposed by authors:

    • Particular literary works have been sources of choreography. How does analysis of the relationship between a work of literature and its adaptation to dance reveal ways that these expressions overlap and diverge? 
    • Dance has played a role in many works of literature and poetry (think of William Butler Yeats, Willa Cather, or Jane Austin, or Gustave Flaubert for example). What makes dance a pivotal element in literary unfolding?
    • Dancers have written their own manifestos, letters, and, more recently, blogs and websites. How do dancers think as writers? 
    • Some choreographers engage writing in the creative processundefinedtheir own and that of their collaborators (dancers, musicians, and others). What are the functions and results of such writing-to-dancing practices? 
    • Since the early twentieth century, dancers have explored use of text in choreography. What role does text play for dance in these cases? What does it add to a dance? What does it say that dance alone cannot? How do audiences respond to this admixture?
    • The roots of Western ballet lie in musical-theatrical forms with written scenarios or libretti. What led to separation of dance from this theatrical/literary context? What has it gained, and what lost, as a result? Does this context endure in some form?
    • Dance is often referred to as a language. What makes it like or unlike verbal language? Is this analogy appropriate? Is it misleading?
    • Can modes of literary analysis be applied to dance analysis? Can dance-specific methodologies help us to understand embodiment in literary works?
    Authors may wish to consider Taylor & Francis’s capacity of publishing material electronically concurrently with the printed version, so that readers can follow digital recordings of music and dance (examples) referred to in the article text. All manuscripts will receive double blind peer review. Submissions will be accepted at any time before Mar. 1, 2014. Send manuscripts or inquiries to Lynn Matluck Brooks at or Joellen Meglin at

    Style and formatting guidelines are available as “Instructions for Authors” at:

  • 23 Jul 2013 4:32 PM | Anonymous member

    Press release about new research on "marking" in dance. The study is published in Psychological Science, the highest ranked empirical journal in psychology.

 Congress on Research in Dance
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