CFP: [General] Translation, Adaptation and Transformation

full name / name of organization: 
Jennifer Shepherd
contact email: 
J.Shepherd@hull.ac.uk

Call for Papers: MHRA Working Papers in the Humanities

Contributions are now invited for the 2008 issue of the MHRA Working
Papers in
the Humanities. A special, themed section of the journal will be
dedicated to
'Translation, Adaptation and Transformation,' though papers on other
topics are
also welcome.

The MHRA Working papers in the Humanities
<http://www.mhra.org.uk/ojs/index.php/wph> is an electronic publication
forum
intended to allow researchers to present initial findings or hypotheses
such as
might, at a more advanced stage, become eligible for publication in
established
scholarly journals. As such it will be of particular interest to
postgraduate
researchers, though established scholars are also invited to submit
papers.

The third issue of the Working Papers will be published in November 2008,
and
the editorial panel aims to choose half of the papers from submissions
that
relate to the theme of 'Translation, Adaptation and Transformation'.
Authors
might consider, among other things:

-the theory of literary and cultural translation/transfer

-the relationship between translation/adaptation and reception

-case studies of cultural/literary transfer and adaptation

-transformation, adaptation, translation or conversion as literary
tropes/themes

-cultural transfers from East to West; high to low; male to female;
straight to
queer (and vice/versa)

-literary history and transformations across time

-transgender; transexuality; cross-dressing

-geographical transfer/exchange of people, ideas and culture: diaspora,
transnationalism, cosmopolitanism, transculturation, migration,
emigration,
immigration, racial passing

-rewriting, stage/film/literary adaptation, multimodal/transmedial
representations

-conversion narratives

-makeovers, aesthetic transformation, modernization

-technology and knowledge transfer

Papers may come from any field in the 'modern humanities', which include
the
modern and mediaeval languages, literatures, and cultures of Europe
(including
English and the Slavonic languages, and the cultures of the European
diaspora).
History, social sciences, library studies, education and pedagogy, and the
medical application of linguistics are excluded.

THE SUBMISSION DEADLINE IS 1 MAY, 2008.

In order to submit a paper, you are kindly requested to register as an
author
on the journal's website at
<http://mhra.org.uk/ojs/index.php/wph/user/register>; thereafter,
submissions
may be made via the website or via email to the editors (see below).

Queries or questions should be directed to the editors as
postgrads_at_mhra.org.uk.

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