The Queer Roald Dahl Collection [Update]

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Dr. Jennifer Mitchell, Editor
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jennifermitchell6@weber.edu

The editor of this collection, per the feedback of the interested university press, solicits several more essays that tackle the subject of queerness in the Roald Dahl canon.

Roald Dahl has been the recipient of a slew of insults from anti-Semite to misogynist to general misanthrope. The controversies surrounding Dahl have focused primarily on these aspects of his work and his life, as well as the question of whether or not his texts, with their representations of violence, have been "appropriate" for young people. Yet, much of his work seems to possess the potential for radicalizing gender and sex--a subject that has remained remarkably overlooked by critics. This collection seeks 3-5 more contributions.

Particular texts to consider: The Twits, The BFG, The Fantastic Mr. Fox, Dahl's collections of poetry, some lesser known fiction, and film/television adaptations.

Send complete submissions to jennifermitchell6@weber.edu by March 31st, 2014.

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