Returning to Oz: The Afterlife of Dorothy

full name / name of organization: 
Hic Dragones
contact email: 
conference@hic-dragones.co.uk

Papers are sought for a one-day conference in Manchester on representations and interpretations of Dorothy and Oz in popular culture. This conference seeks to address the perennial popularity of L. Frank Baum’s creations, and to explore their most recent incarnations.

Possible themes may include (but are not limited to):
• Film, TV and animated adaptations
• Sequels and prequels (other than Baum’s series); translations, editions and revisions
• Music and musicals
• Kitsch
• ‘Friends of Dorothy’ and gay culture
• MGM and Judy Garland
• Graphic novels and visual art
• Merchandise, memorabilia and ephemera

This conference is the sister project to our Further Adventures in Wonderland: The Afterlife of Alice project. As such, papers are also welcomed that offer some comparison of the respective afterlives of Alice and Dorothy, or that deal with texts featuring both characters. For more information on our Afterlife of Alice conference, please see
www.hic-dragones.co.uk/events.

Abstracts of 250-300 words (for a 20 min paper) should be sent via email to
conference@hic-dragones.co.uk by 30th September 2012.

Selected papers may be invited for inclusion in an academic collection of essays following the conference.

cfp categories: 
american
childrens_literature
film_and_television
gender_studies_and_sexuality
interdisciplinary
international_conferences
popular_culture
twentieth_century_and_beyond