[UPDATE] Deadline approaching for 'Neo-Victorian Villains' edited volume

full name / name of organization: 
Benjamin Poore, University of York, UK

Chapter proposals are still being accepted for contributions to this edited collection.
Deadline for proposals: 31st August 2013

The collection will provide an innovative and wide-ranging exploration of the afterlives of the Victorian villain, in fiction, and stage and screen performance.

Subjects covered may include, but are not limited to:

Direct transmedia adaptations - from nineteenth-century classic fiction and neo-Victorian novels, to stage, screen, console and graphic novel.

Intertextuality – including allusion, pastiche and crossover fiction and film.

Genealogies of villainy from the nineteenth century to the present day – investigating the development of such figures and types as the supervillain, the master of disguise, the adventuress, the mesmerist, the femme fatale, and the split-personality.

The afterlives of specific Victorian villains in modern culture, for example: Augustus Melmotte, Michael Henchard, Count Fosco, Sweeney Todd, Svengali, Dracula, Edward Hyde, Hawley Griffin, Dorian Gray, Professor Moriarty, Jack the Ripper, Lucy Graham, Helen Vaughan, Lydia Gwilt.

Processes of production, from the commissioning, filming and design of Victorian and neo-Victorian screen adaptations, to actors' processes and approaches to their roles, as well as those of playwrights and screenwriters.

Potential contributors are invited to submit a 250-word abstract for consideration, along with a biographical note of 50 to 100 words.