Studies in Costume & Performance (Journal)

ISSN 20524013 , ONLINE ISSN 20524021

Studies in Costume & Performance is a double-blind peer-reviewed journal that aims to encourage, generate and disseminate critical discourse on costume and the relationship between costume and performance. It considers costume as a symbiotic articulation of the body of the performer which is visual, cultural, political, material, temporal and performative. Whether performed live, mediated through a screen, or encountered in an archive, costume embodies and reflects not only the performance, but also societies, cultures and communities.



Editor

Donatella Barbieri
London College of Fashion, UK
d.barbieri@fashion.arts.ac.uk

Sofia Pantouvaki
Aalto University, Finland
sofia.pantouvaki@aalto.fi

Suzanne Osmond
National Institute of Dramatic Art, Australia
suzanne.osmond@nida.edu.au

Exhibition and Events Reviews Editor

Nadia Malik
London College of Fashion, UK
n.malik@fashion.arts.ac.uk

Book Reviews Editor

Veronica Isaac
London College of Fashion, UK
vtisaac@yahoo.co.uk

Aims & Scope

Studies in Costume & Performance aims to encourage, generate and disseminate critical discourse on costume and the relationship between costume, performance and wider concerns. It considers costume as a symbiotic articulation of the body of the performer which is visual, cultural, political, material, temporal and performative. Past and current practice is considered through the 'reading' of the costumed body as a communication of embodied narratives. Whether performed live, mediated through a screen, or encountered in an archive, costume embodies and reflects not only the performance, but also societies, cultures and communities. 

The work included in the journal addresses costume in an expanded manner, taking into consideration both historical and contemporary concerns, including ethical entanglements with gender, race, class and social exclusion. It also engages with technological and digital advances, and ecocritical transformations of the world. The journal brings together interdisciplinary scholars from a growing number of fields as well as critically engaged practitioners to reflect and debate costume in performance, its production and reception, as well as its advancing academic critical thought. As a dynamically developing area of research, we actively invite authors, reviewers and guest editors from diverse areas of expertise and underrepresented geopolitical areas to problematize the multiple agencies of costume.

 

Submissions

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Editor

Donatella Barbieri
London College of Fashion, UK
d.barbieri@fashion.arts.ac.uk

Sofia Pantouvaki
Aalto University, Finland
sofia.pantouvaki@aalto.fi

Suzanne Osmond
National Institute of Dramatic Art, Australia
suzanne.osmond@nida.edu.au

Exhibition and Events Reviews Editor

Nadia Malik
London College of Fashion, UK
n.malik@fashion.arts.ac.uk

Book Reviews Editor

Veronica Isaac
London College of Fashion, UK
vtisaac@yahoo.co.uk

Editor

Donatella Barbieri
London College of Fashion, UK
d.barbieri@fashion.arts.ac.uk

Sofia Pantouvaki
Aalto University, Finland
sofia.pantouvaki@aalto.fi

Suzanne Osmond
National Institute of Dramatic Art, Australia
suzanne.osmond@nida.edu.au

Exhibition and Events Reviews Editor

Nadia Malik
London College of Fashion, UK
n.malik@fashion.arts.ac.uk

Book Reviews Editor

Veronica Isaac
London College of Fashion, UK
vtisaac@yahoo.co.uk

Editor

Donatella Barbieri
London College of Fashion, UK
d.barbieri@fashion.arts.ac.uk

Sofia Pantouvaki
Aalto University, Finland
sofia.pantouvaki@aalto.fi

Suzanne Osmond
National Institute of Dramatic Art, Australia
suzanne.osmond@nida.edu.au

Exhibition and Events Reviews Editor

Nadia Malik
London College of Fashion, UK
n.malik@fashion.arts.ac.uk

Book Reviews Editor

Veronica Isaac
London College of Fashion, UK
vtisaac@yahoo.co.uk

Special Issue: Costume and Fairy Tales Download


General Call for Papers  

 

Submissions include research articles, research reports, visual essays, in-conversations, documents, and reviews. The journal is double-blind peer-reviewed in order to maintain the highest standards of scholarly integrity.

There are multiple phases in the process of double-blind peer review that is undertaken for each published article in Studies in Costume and Performance:

  1. Internal evaluation to determine if a new submission can go to peer review or requires resubmission or is unsuitable.

  2. Submission is sent for external double-blind peer review by experts related to the topic. Reviewers are chosen carefully by the journal editors according to their disciplinary expertise and level of seniority. Consideration is given to the interdisciplinarity of the submissions and where appropriate disciplinary expertise can be accessed.

  3. Journal editors manage the revisions of the text according to the external peer reviewers’ feedback.

  4. Should the process result in two conflicting reviews, a third reviewer is engaged.

  5. Where requested, the revised texts are sent back to the external reviewers for further comments and evaluation.

  6. The journal’s editors provide additional feedback, guidance and commentary for the finalisation of the texts.

  7. Authors undertake additional/final revisions based on the editors’ feedback before submission of the final draft of the text.

  8. Journal editors undertake a final check before a text is accepted for publication.

  9. Guest editors are supported throughout this process by one or more of the internal editors to ensure the rigour is maintained in each issue.

Journal contributors will receive a free PDF copy of their final work upon publication. Print copies of the journal may also be purchased by contributors at half price.

 

Special Issue Call for Papers 

 

'Costume and Fairy Tales'

Special Issue of Studies in Costume & Performance 7.2

Editors

Donatella Barbieri 

London College of Fashion 

d.barbieri@fashion.arts.ac.uk

 

Sofia Pantouvaki

Aalto University

Sofia.pantouvaki@aalto.fi

 

Suzanne Osmond

National Institute of Dramatic Arts, Australia

suzanne.osmond@nida.edu.ac

 

Costume plays an important part both in traditional fairy tales and in their adaptations in diverse media forms, especially in performing arts such as theatre, ballet, opera, and musical, but also in other media such as film, visual art, manga, theme parks, video games, and digital and social media. Clothes worn by characters in fairy tales function according to the internal narrative logic that constitutes and organizes the story-world, defining and transforming the wearers' identities and social contexts. In this sense, fairy-tale clothes can be regarded as costume, defined as the kind of clothes that bear significance, within a staged, performed moment for an audience, ranging from traditional theatre to live art, through spoken, movement based, or sung performance. The ubiquitous persistence of fairy tales in popular cultures across the globe renders them a means to express social, cultural and psychological anxieties, evoking ethical dimensions of individual and collective struggles. As such, the way characters are embodied through their clothes bears significant narrative and performative potential in layering of meanings in performance making. 

 

Equally, iconic fairy tale characters may float away from their narrative roles and be found to be expressing key themes in contemporary performance-based artistic practices. For example, Korean-born photographer Chan-Hyo Bae in his Existing in Costume series (2006-) casts himself in the roles of princesses in European fairy tales such as Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty by wearing authentic dresses worn by ruling-class women in eighteenth-century England, thereby foregrounding the physical and metaphorical tension between the male Asian body and those kinds of historical costumes which evidence the Eurocentric colonial norms still dominant in today's globalized culture.

 

While the relationship between fashion and the fairy tale has been examined in the fields of fashion studies and fairy-tale criticism, the concept of costume in the fairy tale has not yet been sufficiently explored. We believe that an interdisciplinary, cross-cultural approach to this topic will offer fresh insight into the fields of costume studies, fairy-tale studies, performance studies, and, more broadly, studies of art, narrative, and culture across time, space, and discipline. Topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Costume and gender/sexuality/race/class/ethnicity/age in fairy tales
  • Costume and multispecies entanglement in fairy tales
  • Costume in ballet/opera/theatre/musical/film/visual adaptations of fairy tales
  • Costume and metamorphosis in fairy tales
  • Costume and liminality in fairy tales
  • Post-colonial implications of costume in fairy tales
  • Costume and globalisation of fairy tales.

 

This issue of the journal invites full-research articles (4000-5000 words), visual essays (1000-2500 words), and reviews of events and of new publications. 

Submission deadline for all manuscripts: 31 December 2021| Publication: December 2022

 

Please send any questions regarding submissions to:

Mayako Murai: mayakomurai@me.com 

 

 

 

Editor

Donatella Barbieri
London College of Fashion, UK
d.barbieri@fashion.arts.ac.uk

Sofia Pantouvaki
Aalto University, Finland
sofia.pantouvaki@aalto.fi

Suzanne Osmond
National Institute of Dramatic Art, Australia
suzanne.osmond@nida.edu.au

Exhibition and Events Reviews Editor

Nadia Malik
London College of Fashion, UK
n.malik@fashion.arts.ac.uk

Book Reviews Editor

Veronica Isaac
London College of Fashion, UK
vtisaac@yahoo.co.uk

Editorial Board

Alexandra Bonds
University of Oregon, USA

Kate Dorney
University of Manchester, UK

Joanne Entwistle
King’s College London, UK

Tiziana Ferrero-Regis
Queensland University of Technology, Australia

Catherine Hindson
University of Bristol
, UK

Patricia Lennox
NYU Gallatin, USA

Bella Mirabella
Gallatin, New York University, USA

Margaret Mitchell
UIW Theatre Arts, Texas, USA

Siobhán O'Gorman
University of Lincoln, UK

Catherine Spooner
Lancaster University, UK

Peta Tait
LaTrobe University, Melbourne, Australia

Melissa Trimingham
University of Kent, UK

Fausto Viana
Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil

Advisory Board

Christopher Breward
National Galleries of Scotland, UK

Judith Clark
University of the Arts London, UK

Amy de la Haye
University of the Arts London, UK

Nicky Gillibrand
Costume Designer, UK

Barbara Kaesbohrer
University of Osnabrück, Germany

Sodja Lotker
Prague Academy of Performing Arts, Czech Republic

Deborah Nadoolman Landis
University of California, Los Angeles, USA

Aoife Monks
Queen Mary University of London

Jane Pritchard
Victoria and Albert Museum, UK

Simona Rybáková
Costume Designer, Czech Republic

Helen Thomas
University of the Arts London, UK

Claire Wilcox
Victoria and Albert Museum, UK

Editor

Donatella Barbieri
London College of Fashion, UK
d.barbieri@fashion.arts.ac.uk

Sofia Pantouvaki
Aalto University, Finland
sofia.pantouvaki@aalto.fi

Suzanne Osmond
National Institute of Dramatic Art, Australia
suzanne.osmond@nida.edu.au

Exhibition and Events Reviews Editor

Nadia Malik
London College of Fashion, UK
n.malik@fashion.arts.ac.uk

Book Reviews Editor

Veronica Isaac
London College of Fashion, UK
vtisaac@yahoo.co.uk

 
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International Index to the Performing Arts (IIPA)
 
Publication Forum Finland
 
Ulrich's Periodicals Directory

Contents

  • Volume (7): Issue (1)
  • Cover date: 2022


Contents

  • Volume (6): Issue (1)
  • Cover date: 2021


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  • Volume (6): Issue (2)
  • Cover date: 2021


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  • Volume (5): Issue (1)
  • Cover date: 2020


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  • Volume (5): Issue (2)
  • Cover date: 2020


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  • Volume (4): Issue (1)
  • Cover date: 2019


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  • Volume (4): Issue (2)
  • Cover date: 2019


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  • Volume (3): Issue (1)
  • Cover date: 2018


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  • Volume (3): Issue (2)
  • Cover date: 2018


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  • Volume (2): Issue (1)
  • Cover date: 2017


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  • Volume (2): Issue (2)
  • Cover date: 2017


Contents

  • Volume (1): Issue (1)
  • Cover date: 2016


Contents

  • Volume (1): Issue (2)
  • Cover date: 2016


Editor

Donatella Barbieri
London College of Fashion, UK
d.barbieri@fashion.arts.ac.uk

Sofia Pantouvaki
Aalto University, Finland
sofia.pantouvaki@aalto.fi

Suzanne Osmond
National Institute of Dramatic Art, Australia
suzanne.osmond@nida.edu.au

Exhibition and Events Reviews Editor

Nadia Malik
London College of Fashion, UK
n.malik@fashion.arts.ac.uk

Book Reviews Editor

Veronica Isaac
London College of Fashion, UK
vtisaac@yahoo.co.uk

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