The Rituals of Earth’s Defenders: Dancing through the Darkness

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Call for Papers
May 30, 2020
United States
Subject Fields: 
Environmental History / Studies, Human Rights, Social Sciences, Theatre & Performance History / Studies, Women's & Gender History / Studies
Coreopsis Journal of Myth & theatre, Autumn 2020: The Rituals of Earth’s Defenders: Dancing through the Darkness

Query/Abstract deadline: May 30

Please be prepared to submit a full essay upon acceptance of your query and/or abstract.

Parents & editors -please share!- inspired by our parent volunteers who are valiantly finding educational activities for their youngsters stuck at home. We are opening the Autumn issue to submissions from our youngest scholars. Invitation to members of your household under 15: Please send a 2-5 page research paper on any topic that is covered by the Call for Papers for Autumn 2020. We will review this paper as always do and send it through the normal editing process with a flag that it should be noted that the scholar is a promising young scholar in order to give them a fair advantage. We will publish at least one paper alongside our scholars and artists by a young scholar in Autumn 2020.

Publication Date: September 21, 2020.

Everything in the universe has rhythm, everything dances.— Maya Angelou

The last 40 years have seen rituals that have a deep connection to the eco-spiritual movements from every corner of the Earth. As the climate crisis deepens, rituals and ritual performances that draw attention to the issues that we face as a species continue to be created, and to find venues ranging from traditional proscenium theatre stages and galleries, to street theater and seasonal folk celebrations, to the concert stage during festivals, in clubs and in stadiums. Such emerging movements as Sunrise, Extinction Rebellion, and established organizations such as Greenpeace and Sea Shepherd use theater and ritual to draw attention to the ecological crises unfolding around us.

The Autumn issue of Coreopsis Journal proposes to celebrate such artists and to explore the ritual arts of resistance to corporate degradation of the environment and the uncertain future we all face as living beings on this Earth.

Scholars and artists in the sacred, folk, and ritual arts are invited to submit essays of 3000 to 10,000 words to the editors of Coreopsis Journal of Myth & Theatre describing ritual and sacred works addressing the ecological issues facing our species and our planet. With an emphasis on the performing arts, topics may range from street theatre to privately-held events and devotions from all traditions and disciplines of the arts.

Essays from artists do not have to be strictly prepared for review. As Coreopsis Journal is a web-based publication, we can accommodate samples of both audio and video performances. Visual art submission guidelines:

Papers submitted for peer review from scholars must be in APA style and prepared for blind review following these guidelines:

This journal accepts papers from many disciplines and is welcoming of all faiths and philosophies. We publish 3-5 papers per issue that have been peer-reviewed according to academic standards. Final submissions should be 3000 to 10,000 words. If you have a finished paper ready for submission, send it directly to

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Editor, Lezlie A. Kinyon, Ph.D.