[Update] Inhabited by Stories: Critical Essays on Tales Retold Deadline June 21, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Nancy Barta-Smith and Dr. Danette DiMarco, Slippery Rock University
contact email: 
nancy.barta-smith@sru.edu; danette.dimarco@sru.edu

Inhabited by Stories: Critical Essays on Tales Retold

We seek critical essays of approximately 5,000 – 8,000 words from emerging and established scholars for possible inclusion in the proposed edited volume Inhabited by Stories: Critical Essays on Tales Retold. We are especially interested in the ethical implications for why a story may be worth retelling. We are open to all types of theoretical frameworks that embrace discussions of either explicit or implicit literary revision and that are interested in why such literature-to-literature reshaping matters. Some possible approaches to intertextuality include (but are not limited to) tracing the appropriation or adaptation of a literary work in another writer’s single work, as a key text across an author’s opus, or as informing multiple literary works by different writers. We are also interested in discussions of the pedagogy of teaching literary intertexts.

Discourse on the future of English studies frequently reflects a revolutionary dimension: the “death” (of theory), “return” (to aesthetics), or “new” (directions). In contrast, Inhabited by Stories wishes to turn attention to the enduring critical idiom of intertextuality to recognize the complexity of interpretation beyond such language. It hopes to demonstrate the evolving, allusive, and intertextual insights of professing “English.”

Please send (in rich text format and double-spaced) a 250 word abstract indicating the main line of argument by June 1, 2010. Manuscripts are due by June 21, 2010 to nancy.barta-smith@sru.edu and danette.dimarco@sru.edu.

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