Shakespeare, National Origins, and Originality (Collected papers). Submit by 1 July 2015

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Journal: Multicultural Shakespeare

Guest editor: José Manuel González (University of Alicante)
Special Issue: Shakespeare, National Origins, and Originality

Shakespeare continues to feature in the construction and refashioning of national cultures and identities in a variety of original forms. Recent discussions about originality, now and then, have forced us to re-assess what we mean by Shakespeare, for originality not only travels backwards in time to a (perhaps mythologized) point of an "origin" but also refers to the "original" interpretation of Shakespeare today, one that–by definition of its newness–disrupts the continuity of tradition, and provides a transversal glimpse of a differential perspective. In the light of these views that demand a re-valuation of Shakespeare as original author, we need to rethink the idea of "Shakespeare originality". Thus the volume will explore original ways of appropriating, interpreting and re/producing Shakespeare in different cultures and contexts in accordance with particular expectations and anxieties.
It will include papers on:
1. Global Shakespeare.
2. Shakespeare´s Afterlife.
3. Shakespeare in the World: Reception, Translations and Adaptations.
4. Shakespeare and Popular Culture.
5. Shakespeare in Performance.
6. Shakespeare and the Visual Media
We invite submission of articles between 5.000 and 8000 words. Manuscripts should be written in English and be submitted by 1 July 2015.
Manuscripts should be in conformity with the journal instructions for authors, which may be consulted at the following internet address:
http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/mstap
Authors are expected to provide an e-mailed copy of the final version of the manuscript (WordPerfect or Word format) to the address given below where they can also send all queries concerning the forthcoming volume.