Academics Wanted: Afterlives of Alice and Dorothy

Contributors Wanted for Two Academic Collections

As you probably know I presented a paper at the Afterlife of Dorothy Conference in Manchester. (I know I go on about it a lot, but it was very, very awesome.) The conference was organised by Hic Dragones, and they are putting together an academic publication on the same theme. There are currently a few spaces for chapter in this and the companion Afterlife of Alice book. You can read the whole post about these here, but I’ve copied below the bare bones of the call for proposals. If you are interested, email Hannah with an abstract as described below.

**EDIT: The text below is lifted directly from Hanna’s blog post. Please make sure you email her to introduce yourself and propose a chapter, not me. I’m not putting the publication together, just helping out.**

Afterlife of Alice edited collection

A collection of essays exploring interpretations and adaptations of Lewis Carroll’s Alice novels. This collection is inspired by the Hic Dragones Afterlife of Alice conference, which ran in December 2011. 

What I’m looking for: essays on adaptations, interpretations or the use of elements from Carroll’s novels in ‘popular’ or ‘high’ culture. For instance, John Logan’s Peter and Alice, psychedelic Alices, Alice merchandise and collectibles, Fifty Shades of Alice in Wonderland, fan fic, non-Anglophone Alices (except Japanese).
What I’m not looking for: essays on Carroll’s novels or translations, essays on adaptation theory (though more than happy for essays to use this as a framework), essays on Charles Dodgson and Alice Liddell, essays on Gothic subcultures and fashions, essays on Disney.
Timescale: I’ll need an abstract of 300-500 words ASAP, and then deadline for full chapter (7000 words) can be negotiated.

Afterlife of Dorothy edited collection

A collection of essays exploring interpretations and adaptations of L. Frank Baum’s Oz novels. This collection is inspired by the Hic Dragones Afterlife of Dorothy conference, which ran in February 2013.

What I’m looking for: essays on adaptations, interpretations, revisions or the use of elements from Baum’s novels in ‘popular’ or ‘high’ culture. For instance, The Wiz (I would really like a chapter on this!) , fan fic, graphic novels, non-Anglophone Dorothys.
What I’m not looking for: essays on Baum’s novels, essays on the MGM film adaptation, essays on Gregory Maguire’s Wicked novels and the musical adaptation, essays on Return to Oz or Oz: The Great and Powerful.
Timescale: I’ll need an abstract of 300-500 words ASAP, and then deadline for full chapter (7000 words) can be negotiated.

If you’re interested in contributing to either collection, please email me (Hannah Priest) in the first instance. Just introduce yourself, give me an idea of your research background/interests and let me know what your proposed chapter would focus on. We can take it from there.

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