UPDATE: [Victorian]

full name / name of organization: 
Kelly V. Jones
contact email: 

Updated CFP: ‘Attend the tale’…new contexts for Sweeney Todd

Saturday 31 May 2008
Lincoln School of Performing Arts
Centre for Innovation in Performing Arts, University of Lincoln

Following discussions with the peer-reviewed e-journal Neo-Victorian
Studies (http://ww.neovictorianstudies.com) who, in collaboration with
the event, will be publishing a special issue on "Swing your razor
high...": Sweeny Todd and Other (Neo-)Victorian Criminalities, we would
like to extend our CFP for the ‘“Attend the tale”…New Contexts for
Sweeney Todd’ symposium to include papers, performance workshops,
creative writing and other forms of artwork that will address a
comprehensive and interdisciplinary range of topics surrounding
representations of Victorian criminality in performance, literature, art,
film and television.

Possible topics include (but are not limited to):

- Victorian criminality and its place in the popular imagination
- Representations of Jack the Ripper and/or the serial killer’s
- The Sweeney Todd legend and its various performance contexts
- The role of the criminality in the Victorian melodrama
- Shady cities, underworlds, and villainous topographies
- Gendering criminal performance
- Historical revisions/adaptations of ‘real-life’ crimes

Abstracts of no more than 200 words in length may be submitted to Dr
Kelly V. Jones (kejones_at_lincoln.ac.uk) by Wednesday 30th April.


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