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new licensing for International Journal of Screendance

We are thrilled to announce that from Volume 9 of the International Journal of Screendance will be published under a Creative Commons Attribution license (CC BY). This move formalizes what has been the informal practice and ethos of IJSD since its inception: we believe that authors should be able to widely share their own final, published work (i.e. not pre-prints) without having to pay for open access, and that audiences everywhere should be able to read this work free of charge. While authors will retain copyright ownership of their work, this Creative Commons license will allow readers to print, share, re-post, and republish IJSD articles, without asking for permission, as long as the work is properly attributed to authors.

You can read more about the license here: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
or view the full legal text here: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/legalcode

– Harmony Bench and Simon Ellis (co-editors, IJSD)

 

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International Journal of Screendance Volume 10: “Screendance Now” open call for papers

 

This is an open call for submissions to Volume 10 of the International Journal of Screendance: http://screendancejournal.org.

The past several years have witnessed the growth and consolidation of screendance studies as a scholarly field, while the creative practices at the intersection of dance and screen continue to proliferate, change, and challenge. The first volume of IJSD asserted with the provocation that “Screendance has not yet been invented.” Volume 10 of IJSD presents an opportunity to reflect on screendance now. Where do we find ourselves as a field? How do audiences currently engage with dance onscreen? On what tools and resources do artists rely? What pressing questions and concerns are on our collective horizon, and what are the lingering issues that have not been fully addressed?

We invite contributions related to all aspects of screendance production, curation, reception, history, and analysis in the forms of scholarly research (articles), interviews, reviews, provocations and viewpoints, and visual essays. We invite contributions that address dance film and festivals, dance in global popular cinemas and television, dance in social media, installation and digital dance, dance games, and any other possible combination of dance and screen. We particularly welcome contributions from emerging scholars, and from artists and scholars working outside the United States and United Kingdom.

The focus of IJSD is to support and nurture cross-disciplinary writing on screendance by developing ideas and debates at the intersection of film, dance, visual arts, and media arts. Contributions to IJSD will expand and critique contemporary notions of screen-based images and changing choreographic practices, and engage with theories and philosophies from interdisciplinary fields.

Schedule:

  • Submission Deadline: 1 August 2018
  • Publication Date: April 2019

For enquiries please email the International Journal of Screendance editors Harmony Bench bench.9@osu.edu and Simon Ellis skellis.info@protonmail.com

Further information

  • Scholarly articles (3500–6000 words) are peer-reviewed in a fully anonymous process. All other contributions will be reviewed by the editorial board. We are also interested in publishing Interviews (2000–3000 words), Reviews of books, films, or events (750–1000 words) and Provocations and Viewpoints (750–1000 words). For the purposes of our review process, please indicate which of the above categories best characterizes your contribution.
  • If you are interested in submitting a contribution that does not fall into the above categories, please contact the editors for additional direction.
  • Authors must register with IJSD at http://screendancejournal.org in order to upload submissions. All submissions should be uploaded by authors in .docx or .rtf format.
  • Please use the IJSD style guide – http://screendancejournal.org/about/submissions#authorGuidelines – to correctly format your document.
  • Example article (to help with formatting and style guide questions): http://dx.doi.org/10.18061/ijsd.v5i0.4423
  • Publications in all sections are indexed, but only scholarly articles are peer-reviewed. Please see IJSD’s Editorial Policies for more information.
  • The International Journal of Screendance is published via the Open Journal System.
  • IJSD is published in English and uses American spelling and punctuation.
  • IJSD is published as PDF and HTML files under a Creative Commons Attribution license (CC BY). You can read more about the license here: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
    or view the full legal text here: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/legalcode
    We serve the screendance field as a whole; therefore, there are no fees for submission, processing, publication, or access to IJSD.
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Light Moves 2017 – open call

The fourth international Light Moves Festival of Screendance symposium announces its open call for papers and presentations entitled Screendance Through the Senses. The symposium sits within the Light Moves festival and encourages artistic and scholarly exchange, debate and discussion in screendance and related disciplines including performance, dance, film, visual arts, sound and text.

Deadline: Mon 10 July 2017

More details: http://www.lightmoves.ie/open-call-screendance-symposium/

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volume 9 call for papers: screening the skin

Screening the Skin: Issues of Race and Nation in Screendance

Guest editors: Melissa Blanco Borelli (Royal Holloway University of London) and Raquel Monroe (Columbia College, Chicago)

This is a call for papers for volume 9 of the International Journal of Screendance. The theme for this volume will interrogate the assumption that the screen is a white space. In similar fashion to Richard Dyer’s work on whiteness, screens and filmic representation, we are interested in questioning the ‘space’ of the screen as one that constructs particular raced imaginaries, yet one that is predominantly imagined as ‘white.’ Just as the art world is questioning the idea of the “white cube” and the gallery space, we would like to find alternative modes and voices for engaging with the idea of a white screen. We would like to receive contributions that showcase a broad range of ideas on how race intersects with screendance, philosophies, aesthetics, mediation, and notions of subjectivity and the artist.

We envision contributions to be centered around the practice and mediation of dance via the screen. Contributors might choose to speak about video artists, practices, media circulation of viral videos, racialized/affective communities as they manifest on screens on the Internets, Holly/Bolly/Nollywood casting and representation practices, screendance festivals, and historiographies of screendance.

Other topics could include:

  • Discourses of decolonizing aesthetics
  • Issues of citizenship, migration, and national identity
  • Intersections of race with gender, sexuality, class, ability, and more
  • The gallery or other spaces of display and presentation
  • Circulation, consumption and commodification of identities and aesthetics

Schedule:

  • Submission Deadline: Friday 1 September 2017
  • Publication Date: April/May 2018 following the peer-review and editorial process

For enquiries regarding this volume please email the IJSD guest editors Melissa Blanco Borelli (melissa.blanco@rhul.ac.uk) and Raquel Monroe (rmonroe@colum.edu).

For general inquiries regarding IJSD please email the editors Harmony Bench (bench.9@osu.edu) and Simon Ellis (simonkellis@gmail.com).

Previous issues of the IJSD are available at www.screendancejournal.org.

Further information

  • Scholarly articles (3500–6000 words) are peer-reviewed in a fully anonymous process. All other contributions will be reviewed by the editorial board: http://screendancejournal.org/about/editorialTeam. We are also interested in publishing Interviews (2000–3000 words), Reviews of books, films, or events (750–1000 words) and Provocations and Viewpoints (750–1000 words). For the purposes of review, please indicate which of the above categories best characterizes your contribution.
  • If you are interested in submitting a contribution that does not fall into the above categories, please contact the editors for additional direction.
  • Authors must register with IJSD at http://screendancejournal.org in order to upload submissions. All submissions should be uploaded by authors in .docx or .rtf format.
  • Please use the IJSD style guide – http://screendancejournal.org/about/submissions#authorGuidelines – to correctly format your document.
  • Example article (to help with formatting and style guide questions): http://dx.doi.org/10.18061/ijsd.v5i0.4423
  • Publications in all sections are indexed, but only scholarly articles are peer-reviewed. Please see IJSD’s Editorial Policies: http://screendancejournal.org/about/editorialPolicies#sectionPolicies for more information.
  • The International Journal of Screendance is published via the Open Journal System: https://pkp.sfu.ca/ojs/.
  • IJSD is published in English and uses American spelling and punctuation.
  • IJSD is published as PDF and HTML files and is fully open access. We serve the screendance field as a whole; therefore, there are no fees for submission, processing, publication, or access to IJSD.
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Visual Cultures: Decoding the Music Video

This event explores how filmmakers of colour are responding to new technologies, creating fresh work that is opening up new spaces for conversation around the exclusivity of filmmaking.

https://www.ica.art/whats-on/visual-cultures-decoding-music-video

Friday 30 March 2017
Institute of Contemporary Arts, London
6:30pm

International Journal of Screendance Volume 8: call for papers

This is an open call for submissions to Volume 8 of the International Journal of Screendance: http://screendancejournal.org/.

The focus of IJSD is to support and nurture cross-disciplinary writing on screendance. This call is an opportunity for artists and scholars to develop and debate ideas at the intersection of film, dance, visual arts, and media arts. Contributions to IJSD will expand and critique contemporary notions of screen-based images and changing choreographic practices, and engage with theories and philosophies from interdisciplinary fields.

We invite contributions related to all aspects of screendance production, curation, reception, history, and analysis in the forms of scholarly research (articles), interviews, reviews, provocations and viewpoints, visual essays, as well as work by emerging scholars. We particularly welcome contributions from outside the United States and United Kingdom.

Schedule:

  • Submission Deadline: 5 August 2016
  • Publication Date: April 2017

For enquiries please email the International Journal of Screendance editors Harmony Bench bench.9@osu.edu and Simon Ellis simonkellis@gmail.com

Further information

  • Scholarly articles (3500–6000 words) are peer-reviewed in a fully anonymous process. All other contributions will be reviewed by the editorial board. We are also interested in publishing Interviews (2000–3000 words), Reviews of books, films, or events (750–1000 words) and Provocations and Viewpoints (750–1000 words). For the purposes of review, please indicate which of the above categories best characterizes your contribution.
  • If you are interested in submitting a contribution that does not fall into the above categories, please contact the editors for additional direction.
  • Authors must register with IJSD at http://screendancejournal.org in order to upload submissions. All submissions should be uploaded by authors in .docx or .rtf format.
  • Please use the IJSD style guide – http://screendancejournal.org/about/submissions#authorGuidelines – to correctly format your document.
  • Example article (to help with formatting and style guide questions): http://dx.doi.org/10.18061/ijsd.v5i0.4423
  • Publications in all sections are indexed, but only scholarly articles are peer-reviewed. Please see IJSD’s Editorial Policies for more information.
  • The International Journal of Screendance is published via the Open Journal System.
  • IJSD is published in English and uses American spelling and punctuation.
  • IJSD is published as PDF and HTML files and is fully open access. We serve the screendance field as a whole; therefore, there are no fees for submission, processing, publication, or access to IJSD.
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ijsd volume 6 online

Harmony Bench and Simon Ellis are pleased to announce that Volume 6 of the International Journal of Screendance is now online:

http://screendancejournal.org/issue/view/167

The journal is fully open access.

Thanks to all the contributors, reviewers, copy-editors, OJS support at Ohio State (Melanie Schlosser and Ingrid Schneider), and to both the Centre for Dance Research (C-DaRE, Coventry University) and The Ohio State University for their support.

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Leeds International Screendance Competition 2015

This year’s Leeds International Screendance Competition is on Wednesday 11 November at 6pm at Everyman Leeds.

The deadline is now closed and the selection panel have studied 164 international submissions, to nominate ten compelling shorts for the expert jury to choose a single winner from. The international jury is now confirmed in Marisa C. Hayes (co-director of the International Video Dance Festival of Burgundy) Leonel Brum (co-director of dança em foco in Brazil) and Professor Dr. Liz Aggiss (artist & filmmaker). These ten films selected will go on to comprise the screening in Leeds on 11 November. Don’t miss it!

After last years resounding success, LIFF and Yorkshire Dance are delighted to present the city’s second Screendance Competition, a captivating programme of international short films that explore the site where cinematography and dance converge. Sometimes narrative and sometimes abstract, these shorts all maintain a keen engagement with movement or choreography. Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy a stunning selection of beautifully produced dance films, spanning a wide variety of styles and approaches to this burgeoning genre. Vote for your favourite and compare your choice with the final winner singled out by our international expert jury.

– Andy Wood

More information:

https://www.facebook.com/LIFFScreendance

http://www.leedsfilm.com/films/leeds-screendance-competition/

http://www.danceuk.org/news/article/leeds-international-film-festival/

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screendance journal call for papers extended deadline

 
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SCREENDANCE – OPEN CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS VOLUME 6, EXTENDED DEADLINE
 
Submission Deadline: 31 August 2015
 
This is an open call for submissions to Volume 6 of the International Journal of Screendance: http://screendancejournal.org/.
 
We welcome contributions and scholarship that test, provoke and challenge screendance work and practices, debates, and theoretical positions. How might the act of writing about and towards this cross-disciplinary form help scholars and artists subvert the nature, forms, frames, and value of screendance? Recent issues have focused on the relationship of theory and practice in screendance, and community and collaboration. For volume 6, we welcome contributions on any topic relevant to screendance, including intersections with the fields of dance, performance, visual art, cinema and media arts, and the way their practices, technologies, theories, and philosophies assist in contextualizing contemporary work for screen. We also invite essays related to dance in popular media such as television, popular film, and internet platforms.
 
We invite contributions related to all aspects of screendance production, curation, reception, history, and analysis in the forms of scholarly research, interviews, reviews, provocations and viewpoints, visual essays, as well as work by emerging scholars. For the purposes of review, please indicate which of the above categories best characterizes your contribution. All submissions should be uploaded by authors to IJSD’s Open Journal System at screendancejournal.org.
 
Scholarly papers are peer-reviewed in a double-blind process, and should be 3500–6000 words. All other contributions will be reviewed by the editorial board.
 
 
Example article (to help with formatting questions): http://screendancejournal.org/article/view/4423/3910
 
Schedule:
 
Extended Submission Deadline: 31 August 2015
Publication Date: April 2016
 
For enquiries please email the International Journal of Screendance editors Harmony Bench bench.9@osu.edu and Simon Ellis simon.ellis@roehampton.ac.uk.
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screencast for getting started with screendance’s online submissions process

In this brief screencast International Journal of Screendance co-editor Simon Ellis outlines the basics of the Open Journal System: how to create a user account and how to upload a submission to the journal.

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