CFP: Re-telling Tales (grad) (UK) (3/16/07; 5/19/07-5/20/07)
Department of English Studies, University of Stirling
19th - 20th May 2007
With a plenary lecture by Professor Stephen Knight who will speak on the hi=
storical recurrence of Merlin and King Arthur.
Call for Papers
'Retelling Tales' is part of our everyday lives. From Shakespeare's 'theft'=
of Arthur Brooke's The Tragical History of Romeus and Juliet to Baz Luhrma=
nn's film with Leonardo DiCaprio, to the star-crossed lovers on the streets=
of Walford in EastEnders, the revisiting of canonical texts has been major=
factor in Western culture. Is this homage or plagiarism? Is it a sign of c=
ultural exhaustion or creative renewal? Is it evidence of the intertextual =
liquidity that flows through all texts? Why do some stories refuse to die, =
or come back horribly changed, like Frankenstein's creature?
The overall focus of our conference is literary, but we welcome contributio=
ns from all areas of the Arts and Humanities and want to encourage an atmos=
phere of lively, open discussion. Papers are invited on the themes of 'Rewr=
iting and Retelling' and might include but are not limited to:
WRITING AS RIGHTING
MYTHS AND MYTHOLOGIES
ADAPTATIONS, 'IMITATIONS' AND PERMUTATIONS
THE FILM OF THE BOOK OF THE FILM
TALES FROM THE HYPER-TEXT
RE-THINKING CRITICS AND CRITICISM
HISTORY AND HISTORIOGRAPHY
We are looking for submissions from fellow postgraduate students and young =
academics. Please send abstracts of 250-300 words for a 20 minute presentat=
ion plus brief biographical details to Elizabeth Fuller, Jonathan Maxwell, =
and Brian Rock at retellingtales_at_stir.ac.uk <mailto:retellingtales_at_stir.ac.=
uk> by Friday 16th March 2007.
Deadline for conference registration, whether presenting a paper or attendi=
ng, is Friday 27th April, 2007.
See http://www.retellingtales.stir.ac.uk for further information.
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