The International Journal of Screendance is calling for submissions to its 4th annual issue to be published in April 2014. Whereas the previous three issues of the International Journal of Screendance have been jointly curated around specific themes, this is an OPEN CALL for submissions that will engage with and expand critical and artistic dialogues within the intersecting fields of dance and screen-based images. We invite contributions from theorists and artists, dancers and screendance makers. Some questions the editorial board would like to consider are:

  • How is contemporary screendance influenced by the ubiquitous presence of screens in popular culture and contemporary art, dance, and performance?
  • How does screendance change the critical discourses surrounding film, video, and new media?
  • What new geographies and global contexts exist for screendance?
  • How are conversations about screendance changing and evolving across different parts of screendance communities?

Approximate length: 4,000-6,000 words

Please address all inquiries and forward your electronic version of the submission to:

Douglas Rosenberg:

Submission Deadline: March 2013

Date of Publication: April 2014


The International Journal of Screendance launches at the American Dance Festival, Durham, North Carolina (USA) June 25th, 2010

The International Journal of Screendance published by Parallel Press/University of Wisconsin-Madison USA, in collaboration with University of Brighton UK, was launched at a reception hosted by the American Dance Festival on June 25th. The launch coincided with ADF’s Dancing for the Camera: Festival of Dance on Film and Video and a meeting of the Screendance Network.

The International Journal of Screendance is a new peer-reviewed publication, the first-ever scholarly journal dedicated to the growing area of the inter-disciplinary practice of screendance. It is an initiative undertaken by an international group of practitioners, researchers, curators and activists engaged with screendance who wish to establish a forum for debate for all those interested in the intersection of dance and the moving image.

The International Journal of Screendance is hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Madison and published under the Parallel Press imprint. Print and digital (online) versions of the first issue are now available. The editorial board is constituted from members of the International Screendance Network, based at the University of Brighton and funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (UK), as well as scholars and artists from related fields of inquiry.

The International Journal of Screendance engages in rigorous critique grounded in both pre-existing and yet-to-be articulated methodologies from the fields of dance, performance, visual art, cinema and media arts, drawing on their practices, technologies, theories and philosophies. As an international platform for screendance scholarship, the journal seeks to foster not only a multi-cultural but also a multilingual discourse.

This Journal is essential reading for all those interested in the intersection of dance and the moving image including film and video-makers, dance artists, producers, composers as well as the wider interested public. Its goal is to become an invaluable resource for researchers and professionals in the field. The Journal includes original scholarship and historically pertinent yet hard-to-find writings, as well as specially commissioned articles. Each issue will be edited around a particular theme and a set of questions that frame current discussions in the global field of screendance as a means of promoting and enriching dialogue within the wider community of dance and the moving image.

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Douglas Rosenberg (University of Wisconsin, Madison USA) and Claudia Kappenberg (University of Brighton, UK)

Editorial Board:

Ann Cooper Albright, Professor of Theater and Dance, Oberlin College Harmony Bench, Assistant Professor, Department of Dance, The Ohio State University Ellen Bromberg, Associate Professor, Department of Modern Dance, University of Utah Simon Ellis, Senior Lecturer, Roehampton University Frank Gray, Director of Screen Archive South East (SASE), University of Brighton Miranda Pennell,
Independant film and video artist, London, UK Theron Schmidt
 PhD Researcher, Queen Mary University of London Silvina Szperling, Director, Internacional Festival de Videodanza, Buenos Aires, Argentina Sarah Whatley, Professor of Dance, Coventry School of Art and Design, Coventry University Marisa Zanotti, Senior Lecturer Dance, University of Chichester