Aims and scope of the journal

Performing Islam is the first peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal about Islam and performance and
their related aesthetics. It focuses on socio-cultural as well as historical and political contexts of artistic
practices in the Muslim world. The journal covers dance, ritual, theatre, performing arts, visual arts and
cultures, and popular entertainment in Islam-influenced societies and their diasporas. It promotes insightful research of performative expressions of Islam by performers and publics, and encompasses
theoretical debates, empirical studies, postgraduate research, interviews with performers, research notes and queries, and reviews of books, conferences, festivals, events and performances.

The journal, which is rigorously peer-reviewed, invites submissions that pursue the methods and
methodologies by which we attempt to approach original research in Islam in performance studies, and
the study of the performativity inherent in Islam-related cultural production. Contributions which share
research interests and experiences in interrelated areas of performative, homeland and diasporic
negotiations, and the complexities of contemporary Islam are particularly welcomed.

The journal is uniquely positioned to disseminate the groundbreaking work of genuinely international
dimensions. Articles that encourage challenging debate on problem areas within this new developing
field are also welcomed to the journal‚s open forum, as are high quality articles usually published as
peripheral items in journals from other disciplines. Proposals for special or themed issues will be
Hazem Azmy, PhD
School of Theatre Studies
University of Warwick

Co-Convener, Arabic Theatre Working Group
The International Federation for Theatre Research (IFTR/FRIT)