(5/1/06 2:06 am)
Call for Papers - Transformations|
FYI (and I do know that they're hoping to inculde essays on fairy tales transformations):
CFP: Transformations of Texts (6/15/06; collection)
From: Laurie F Leach <leachcfp_at_yahoo.com>
Date: Fri, 10 Mar 2006 21:04:54 -0800 (PST)
Laurie Leach and Phyllis Frus, Hawaii Pacific University, Honolulu, HI 96813
We are seeking essays for a collection “Transformations: Beyond Adaptation.” To us, a transformation is a reworking of a text, either canonical or popular, in a significant way, such as by telling a story from a different perspective and engaging themes and issues that were left out of the previous version (_Mary Reilly_, _Wide Sargasso Sea_); using a familiar plot but varying the setting, situation, and/or characters (_O_, _Clueless_); updating the source text to reflect a new social, political, and cultural context (Almereyda’s _Hamlet_); or radically transforming a source by using parallel plot events and similar characters without being constrained by the earlier plot (_O Brother, Where Art Thou? A Thousand Acres_).
We welcome insights by those using narrative theory, New Historicism, feminism and psychoanalysis, but our audience is general readers and students, not other academics.
Please include name, department affiliation, and contact information.
Essays should be between 6500 and 8000 words. Please send inquiries or one-page abstracts by June 15, 2006 to Laurie Leach (leachcfp_at_yahoo.com).