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CFP: Brazilian Journal on Presence Studies: "Decolonial Poetics and Pedagogies"


Revista Brasileira de Estudos da Presença






The Brazilian Journal on Presence Studies [Revista Brasileira de Estudos da Presença], an open access, peer-reviewed, online journal which does not charge submission or publication fees, will be receiving until 15 December 2017 unpublished papers falling within the scope of the general topic



Decolonial approaches have become an inescapable topic of research in the arts, education, literature and even in other areas within the social sciences. By relying on a new epistemological frame, the decolonial not only claims post-colonial positions for the problems that afflict the contemporary world, but in doing so, it at the same time evidences its direct implication with the violent construction of a standard of power established with modern colonialism. In view of this, there is a growing expansion of studies seeking to give visibility and agency to voices excluded, marginalised and, above all, placed (not naively) historically and politically on hierarchically arranged margins so that certain groups may speak instead of others.


As proposed by the studies focusing on the topics, it is a question of understanding – much more than colonialism itself (as the sovereignty of one people or nation over another) – the effects and problematics of coloniality, of the construction of dependency, invisibility, depreciation, negation and, at the limit, of rejection of the non-Eurocentric other.


Thus, a series of studies based on the decolonial has been given visibility in different areas and with different possibilities and frames. Notwithstanding their overall character, these studies are not based on the same references, nor do they have the same political positions. This shows the power and inventiveness of decolonial approaches as new possibilities of thought and action for the contemporary world.


In fact, decolonial voices do not emerge from hegemonic centres, but from the limits, from the peripheries, “attacking” knowledge/powers historically established over the course of colonial imposition in which we have all been and are actors. On the one hand, it is a matter of struggle for recognition and geopolitical reconfiguration of different kinds of knowledge and other practices, moving away from those taken long ago as true; and, on the other hand, of concrete struggles aimed at the construction of an ethos that can be sustained by other bases: by cultural legitimation, by the reinforcement of counter-hegemonic rationality, by theoretical (and therefore political) production, of narratives bound by the yoke of accountability. The contemporary scene, education, theory, aesthetics and artistic poetics have not been indifferent to these issues. On the contrary, they have produced within the creation of pedagogy and thought many ruptures attributed to decolonial positions.


As a result, one does not think only of a change from the colonial to the decolonial, but rather of the continuous and dynamic taking up of a new position, thus ensuring the multiplicity (and heterogeneity) of the practices that proliferate in the contemporary scene, within very broad fields of study and research, as already mentioned, that emerge in the arts, education, literature and others.


For this problematisation on the decolonial, post-colonialism and other terms common in this field, the Brazilian Journal on Presence Studies aims to offer an opportunity to explore the topic from different perspectives. Authors may write theoretical essays, articles based on empirical and/or historical research on decoloniality and its distinct elements in relation to one or more of the following topics:


• Performance and decoloniality

• Decolonisation of the body

• Decolonial poetics

• Decolonial pedagogies

• History: post-colonialism and memory

• Decolonial politics and power in performance

• Body, subjectivities and decolonialism

• Decolonial activisms, social struggles and performances

• Decolonial aesthetics and theories

• Post-colonial studies and ethical accountability in knowledge production

• Epistemological challenges in decolonial/post-colonial research


The Brazilian Journal on Presence Studies expects to receive submissions resulting from research conceptually linked to the fields of performance, theater, dance and other similar languages, with a preference for article submissions that include images or video links. It also expects to receive submissions from interconnected, border fields that establish a dialogue with distinct aspects of the concerns of the journal. Submissions should conform to the journal's standards and be posted directly into our submission system to follow our general evaluation process. In order to submit a paper for this call, it is essential to select the proper section (Decolonial Poetics and Pedagogies). We remind you that the journal does not charge for the submission or the publication and uses the double-blind peer-review system. The text can be sent in Portuguese, Spanish, English or French and will be published in two languages. Authors who send texts in Portuguese and Spanish (and those who are Portuguese speaking) will be asked to send a translation in English. The journal will provide a Portuguese translation of those papers sent in English or French whose authors are native in these languages. Additional information can be found in our website,; our guidelines can be found in “Author Guidelines”.



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