Call for Performance Paradigm Journal Editor Positions: Deputy Editor, Book Review Editor, Performance Review Editor

Type of post: Association news item
Posted By: Glen McGillivray
Status: Current
Date Posted: Fri, 6 Dec 2019
Call for Performance Paradigm Journal Editor Positions: Deputy Editor, Book Review Editor, Performance Review Editor

Performance Paradigm is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal—now in its 15th year—that focuses on the theatre, performance and visual art, with a particular interest in work from the Asia-Pacific region. The journal spotlights new paradigms in performance and performance research through articles, interviews and reviews. It is published annually in themed issues.

Founded in 2005, the journal has published issues on everything from trauma (2009) to happiness (2011), Singapore (2012) to Japan (2006). More recently, it has published issues on “Performance, Politics, and Non-Participation” (2018), “Performance, Choreography and the Gallery” (2017, with guest editors Erin Brannigan and Hannah Mathews), “Performance, Technology, and Intimacy” (2016, with guest editor Anna Scheer), and “Staging Real People” (2015, guest-edited by Ulrike Garde and Meg Mumford). Currently edited by Caroline Wake (University of New South Wales) and Emma Willis (University of Auckland), we are looking for people who want to make an important contribution to theatre and performance studies, help to upgrade the website, and increase the impact of the journal.

Deputy Editor
Nominations and applications are invited for the position of Deputy Editor of Performance Paradigm. Ideally, this will be a four-year appointment: the Deputy Editor will serve a two-year term beginning March 2020, followed by a two-year term as Editor from March 2022 to March 2024.

Duties of the Performance Paradigm Deputy Editor include: preparing at least one issue for publication each year (in collaboration with the Editors); the close reading and reviewing of manuscripts (again, with the Editors); corresponding with authors; facilitating peer reviews; editing submissions; and promoting the journal via conferences, social media, and other networks.

If you are interested, please contact the current Editors, Caroline Wake c.wake@unsw.edu.au and Emma Willis emma.willis@auckland.ac.nz

To apply, please send a cover letter (outlining your qualifications and vision for Performance Paradigm), a current CV, and the name and contact information for one referee to c.wake@unsw.edu.au and Emma Willis emma.willis@auckland.ac.nz. The deadline is 31 January 2020