CfP: RiDE - Confronting the Global Climate Crisis: Responsibility, Agency, and Action

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Posted By: Molly Mullen
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Date Posted: Thu, 8 Dec 2022

Call for papers: Confronting the Global Climate Crisis: Responsibility, Agency, and Action

Research in Drama Education The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance

Guest Editors: Rachel Turner-King (University of Warwick) and Bobby Smith (University of Warwick)

In 2012, Deirdre Heddon and Sally Mackey’s themed issue of RiDE made an explicit plea for a deeper ‘critical engagement’ with environmentalism, education and applied drama, theatre, and performance. In the decade since, the discourse around climate change has shifted to reflect the immediacy of rising temperatures and ecological catastrophes: a climate crisis and emergency that requires urgent action (IPCC 2022). This necessitates a reengagement with the challenge of exploring, understanding, and representing the crisis in our field and, particularly, how the idea of responsibility underpins or complicates such work and related action. This issue invites researchers, educators, and practitioners to confront the climate crisis with a revived interest in the diverse pedagogical, ethical, aesthetic, and sensory qualities of our work.

For more information, the full call is attached.

300-word proposals for contributions, plus 100-word biographies for each contributor due by 31st January 2023
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