Woke Cinderella: 21st-Century Adaptations

deadline for submissions: 
December 31, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
Suzy Woltmann
contact email: 

I am seeking scholarly, research-based articles that explore and analyze different 21st-century “Cinderella” adaptations. This collection of essays will create a conversation about the contemporary “Cinderella.”

Topics for consideration may include, but are not limited to:

  • Narrative stance and framing

  • Rags to riches stories

  • Speculative texts

  • Film studies

  • Manga and comics

  • Male Cinderellas

  • Gender and sexuality

  • Queer adaptations

  • Fairy godmothers

  • Evil stepmothers

  • Ugly stepsisters

  • The glass slipper

  • Transfigurement

  • Animals

  • Music and dance

  • Disney

  • Adaptation theory

  • Cinderella intertexts

  • Cinderella and race/ethnicity

All texts will be considered as long as the focus of inquiry is a 21st-century “Cinderella” adaptation, but I am especially interested in articles addressing "wokeness," the post-human, queerness, and bodies. We are under contract with Lexington. IMPORTANT: at this time, we are only accepting submissions from contributers who have a PhD. 


The deadline for proposals/abstracts is 31st December 2019.

Draft chapters of 5-8,000 words are due on or before 29 Feburary 2020.

Please send 500-word proposals, including a working title, and a brief author bio to Suzy Woltmann (kwoltman@ucsd.edu) by 31st December 2019. Queries are encouraged.