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Performance Matters


Performance Matters is a peer-reviewed (double blind), open-access electronic journal published bi-annually by Simon Fraser University. Most of our issues are organized around specific topics and themes, though we also consider unsolicited individual submissions.

We are especially interested in work that focuses on the materiality and the consequentiality of performance: the objects that comprise it, the labour that goes into it, the physical sites that give shape to it, as well as the effects it has—what, in short, performance does, and why that is meaningful.

We encourage investigation of these questions from a variety of disciplinary and methodological perspectives, and across a range of formats: scholarly articles; photo and video essays; book and performance reviews; manifestos and policy statements; interviews and critical dialogues; ethnographic transcriptions; and performance scripts.

Scholars, artists, curators, and activists whose practice focuses on the broad spectrum of performance are invited to make further editorial and submission enquiries.