Edited Collection: Shakespeare's 'Mortal Living Ghost(s)': Supernatural Appropriations and Afterlives
I am seeking essays for a proposed collection for Routledge, titled "Shakespeare's 'Mortal Living Ghost(s)': Supernatural Appropriations and Afterlives." The collection will take a broad approach to rethinking Shakespeare's use of the supernatural as well as how subsequent authors and artists have interpreted Shakespeare's image and/or works vis-à-vis the supernatural. Interdisciplinary approaches are welcome.
Contributors are welcome to interpret this topic in a variety of ways. Some potential subjects of interest for this collection include, but are not limited to the following Shakespearean intersections:
• Shakespeare, contemporary pop culture (film, music, television, graphic arts, etc.), and supernatural figures/themes
• Literary or popular reception of Shakespeare's works
• Theater and performance history, emphasis on staging of witchcraft, ghosts, or other supernatural figures
• Appropriation, re-interpretation, and/or creative license applied to Shakespeare's works
• Supernatural, folkloric, and/or religious readings of Shakespeare's works
Please send a brief CV and 500-word abstract of your proposed essay submission to SupernaturalShax@gmail.com by June 12, 2015. Proposals will be evaluated and contributors will be notified of their acceptance by June 30. I anticipate needing complete essay submissions (6,000-7,500 words) by late August.