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Black poetics in contemporary performing arts

Poétiques noires dans la scène contemporaine

Poéticas negras na cena contemporânea

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Published on Friday, November 19, 2021


La Revista Brasileira de Estudos da Presença [Brazilian Journal on Presence Studies], revue périodique en ligne d’accès libre, avec révision par des pairs, sans frais de soumission ou de publication, reçoit des articles inédits portant sur le thème des poétiques noires dans la scène contemporaine. Cet appel concerne des auteurs et des autrices souhaitant proposer des articles inédits sur le thème des poétiques noires dans leur rapport à la scène contemporaine. Nous sommes intéressés par des textes consacrés aux processus de création, à la scène, aux pédagogies et aux différents aspects de la performativité contemporaine.



The Brazilian Journal on Presence Studies [Revista Brasileira de Estudos da Presença], an open access, peer-reviewed, online journal that does not charge submission or publication fees, invites submissions relating to the theme of black poetics in contemporary performing arts, before the deadline of July 31, 2021. 

Authors are invited to submit previously unpublished articles about the theme of Black poetics and its relationship with the contemporary performing arts. This call is particularly interested in work that addresses creative processes, performing arts, pedagogies and different aspects of contemporary performativity.

To speak of a Black poetics is to look at an important group of artistic practices and thus at artists and researchers historically narrated in the performing arts and who now occupy space as subjects and proponents of their own works, based on their own choices, experiences and references. This movement – which involves shifts, ruptures, and challenges – seeks to break with the silencings and erasures to which Black arts have been historically submitted through the power of colonization processes – which are still underway – based, for example, on racist processes that erase references, and deny rights that are treated as privileges for certain social groups.

We live in a time when it has become impossible to not address these deeply rooted issues, which are foundational to the social ties that we share and that produce so many wounds, oppressions, and violations, including racism. Thus, it has also become necessary to operate in and through oppositional strategies, drawing on the forms of an antiracist struggle and its tributaries: affirmative actions and other reparative measures, as well as a recognition of the important legacy that Black artistic practices have had on culture in general. We know that these foundational issues also constituted and constitute the arts in general and the sciences in particular. Along with this, we have increasingly seen Black people occupy long-contested spaces – which still remain inaccessible to many. We refer to artistic spaces here particularly in terms of creation, affirmation, decision-making and conceptualization. Therefore, it is within the framework of these problematizations that the theme of Black Poetics in Contemporary Performing Arts gains emphasis and importance as a proposal by the Revista Brasileira de Estudos da Presença. That is, in addition to revealing the importance and potential of works that emerge from this place of experience, creation and struggle, the objective is to align with the constitution of new narratives and perspectives in the field of the performing arts.

We understand that the arts are also constituted through the negotiations and transformations that arise precisely from these struggles. It is thus essential that works that are dedicated to thinking about and projecting a Black poetics become a reference for those who are inserted in the field of artistic, pedagogical creation and research in the performing arts.

Therefore, the Revista Brasileira de Estudos da Presença hopes to receive articles that result from research conceptually linked to the field of the performing arts, performance and Black poetics, as well as other similar fields, establishing dialogues with the topics indicated below as a starting point for the discussions. 

  • Contemporary Black performances
  • Black performing arts and popular culture
  • Black performing arts and social struggles
  • Practices in the performing arts and ethnic-racial relations
  • Processes of creation and negritude
  • Black theater, Black dance, Black performance
  • Black performativities today
  • Black history, memory and drama
  • Black bodies and creation
  • Black pedagogies for creation
  • Black women, feminism creation in the scenic arts
  • Black dances and research in the scenic arts
  • Gender, sexuality and Black performing arts
  • Research about Black performing arts
  • Afroperspectivism and Black performing arts
  • Intersectionality and Black performing arts today
  • Popular culture, negritude and performativity
  • Performance, education and Black performing arts
  • Black artists and the labor market
  • Black performing arts, philosophy and contemporary thinking
  • Decoloniality and Black performing arts
  • Black performing arts, subalternity and colonialism

Submission guidelines

Submissions should conform to the journal's standards and be posted directly to our submission system, to undergo our general evaluation process

before the deadline of July 31, 2021.

To submit a paper for this call, it is essential to select the proper heading on the journal’s website (Black Poetics and contemporary performing arts).  We remind you that the journal does not charge for submission or publication and uses a double-blind peer-review system. Texts can be sent in Portuguese, Spanish, English or French and will be published in two languages. Once an article is approved, authors who sent the original text in Portuguese or Spanish (and Portuguese speakers) will be asked to send a translation in English as a condition for publication of the articles. The translation should be conducted by a translator indicated by the journal and at the expense of the author. The journal will provide the translation to Portuguese of those papers sent in English or French whose authors are native in these languages and as long as there are financial resources available at the time of the edition.   Additional information can be found on our website; our guidelines can be found at “Author Guidelines”.


  • Monday, January 31, 2022


  • poétique, théâtre, danse, performance, mémoire, scène, pédagogie, noir, création


  • gilberto Icle
    courriel : gilbertoicle [at] gmail [dot] com

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  • gilberto Icle
    courriel : gilbertoicle [at] gmail [dot] com


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« Black poetics in contemporary performing arts », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Friday, November 19, 2021, https://doi.org/10.58079/17og

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