CFP: Transformations: A Journal of Myth and Fairy Tale Studies

We are in the process of establishing a brand new web-based, peer-reviewed journal in English, in the field of myth and fairy tale studies. We are currently accepting proposals for the first two issues.
DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS: Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

Journal Description:
Transformations is designed to explore myth and fairy tale adaptations published after 1870. The journal’s coverage includes modern adaptations of myths and fairy tales in a variety of print and cinematic media, regional myths and fairy tales, colonial and postcolonial interpretations of fairy tale adaptations, myths and fairy tales as a forum for gender exploration, and comparative studies of myths and fairy tales. Transformations features English-language scholarship; however, the scope of the journal is broadly international and multidisciplinary. Individual papers do not have to address both myths and fairy tales, although we are interested in the interpretive intersections between these genre categorizations.

The journal will be published semi-annually in December and June. Each submitted article will be peer-reviewed by two academic experts selected from relevant fields of research. Articles should be 5,000-8,000 words in length, including notes and works cited.

The first two issues of the journal will be open submission for any topic related to myths and fairy tales. Thereafter, the journal will alternate between an open topic issue in the winter, and a special issue focused around a particular theme, tale, author, or sub-genre in the summer. Future special issue topics will include (“Little Red Riding Hood,” Late Victorian Political Myths and Fairy Tales, Myths and Fairy Tales from India, and Neil Gaiman)

Possible topics for general issues may include, but are not limited to:

– relationships between myths and fairy tales
– literary or film genres in myth and fairy tale revisions
– the politics of myth and fairy tale revisions
– gender in myths and fairy tales
– post-colonial perspectives on myths and fairy tales
– translation and displacement of myths and fairy tales
– history in myth and fairy tale revisions
– myths and fairy tales and modernism/post-modernism
– orality in the rewriting of myths and fairy tales
– narrative patterns in myths and fairy tales
– redefining the subject through myth and fairy tale revisions
– narrative technique and voice
– performing myths and fairy tales
– myths and fairy tales on screen
– myths and fairy tales in new media
– intermedial approaches to myths and fairy tales

500-word proposals should be sent by January 8th 2014 as e-mail attachments. Please include your full name and institutional affiliation. Address submissions to the editors:

Julie Sauvage
University Montpellier 3
julie.sauvage@univ-montp3.fr

Jacquilyn Weeks
Indiana University/Purdue University, Indianapolis
weeksj@iupui.edu

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