CFP: Modern Interpretations of Antigone (11/1/05; collection)

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Spring, Sarah C
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Antigone's Transformation: Modern Interpretations of the Classic Figure

Antigone is a figure of fascination. She has captured the attention of great
critical minds such as Hegel, Heidegger, Irigaray, and Butler; playwrights
continue to offer new ways of interpreting her actions. Why the continued
interest in Antigone's story? What are we to make of the newer, more modern
translations of Sophocles's original? How are we to interact with the mass
of critical scholarship written about Antigone?

The Texas A&M University Department of English seeks papers for a collection
of critical essays about Antigone. The essays should attempt to respond to
one of the previous questions, or a combination of these topics (e.g. Judith
Butler and Anouilh's Antigone; Hegel, Heidegger, and The Burial of Thebes by
Seamus Heaney; Antigone as Mystic, Anti-generation and the Next Generation
of Critical Thought).

If enough quality material is submitted, a publisher will be sought for the
collection. All essays should be approximately 15-25 pages in length, MLA
documentation style. There is no entry fee or reward for acceptance. Early
submissions are encouraged. Manuscripts will be accepted until November 1,
2005. Please submit manuscripts (with a SASE) to the collection's editor
Sarah Spring via email or send them to Sarah Spring,
Department of English, Texas A&M University, 4227 TAMU, College Station TX,

--Sarah C SpringDepartment of EnglishTexas A&M University979-845-3452, ext 17Blocker ========================================================== From the Literary Calls for Papers Mailing List Full Information at or write Jennifer Higginbotham: ==========================================================Received on Fri Sep 30 2005 - 12:31:22 EDT