CFP: Shakespearean Screen Adaptations for the Teen Market (6/20/07; journal issue)

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Call for Essays
Shakespeare Bulletin - Special Issue
Shakespearean Screen Adaptations for the Teen Market

            Shakespeare Bulletin, a journal of performance criticism and
scholarship incorporating the Shakespeare on Film Newsletter, announces
a special issue devoted to Shakespearean Screen Adaptations for the Teen
Market. Essays should address questions concerning the transformation
of Shakespeare's plays from their textual incarnations to cinematic and
video renderings designed for teenage audiences. Subjects that might be
addressed in such essays include:

                        The definition of a Shakespearean teen film

                        Recent trends in Shakespearean films aimed at

                        The differences between a teen film version, an
adaptation, and a spinoff

                        The effects of teen film conventions on
Shakespearean film adaptations

                        The language of Shakespearean film adaptations
intended for the teen market

                        Shakespearean teen film adaptations and the DVD
as a viewing medium

                        Shakespearean adaptations designed for teen TV

Strategies for marketing Shakespearean film adaptations to teenage viewers

                        The social and historical context of
Shakespearean film adaptations for teens

                        The use of Shakespearean film adaptations in the
high school or college


Essays may explore these subjects in a theoretical manner, or they may
focus attention on one or more films (such as Romeo + Juliet, 10 Things
I Hate about You, or She's the Man) that illuminate some aspect of these
issues. Documentation of sources in such essays should conform to the
most recent edition of the MLA Style Manual. Contributions should be
sent in electronic form (Word format) by June 20, 2007 to the issue's
special editor, Michael D. Friedman, at

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