CFP: All about Cinderella: retellings in the cultural imagination

University of Bedfordshire, 9-10 June 2017 Three-hundred and nineteen years since the publication of Charles Perrault’s famous Histories du Temps Passé, the myth of Cinderella remains integral to many current facets of our cultures. Inspired by the University of Bedfordshire’s collection of scripts, books, theatrical memorabilia, designs, ephemera on Cinderella and organised by the Research... Continue Reading →

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CFP: Adaptation and Dance

One-day conference Wednesday 2 March 2016 Centre for Adaptations, De Montfort University, Leicester Dance productions frequently draw on artistic precedents. Ballet companies rely on classics based on fairy and folk tales but audiences also enjoy an expanding repertoire of works based on a broader range of sources: art – The Green Table, The Rake’s Progress,... Continue Reading →

Review of Other Worlds

An edited version of this review appeared on ShortbreadStories.com on 8th June 2015. In May I visited the British Academy in London for two of the events in their Literature Week programme. This was the British Academy’s fourth biennial Literature Week and a range of public events around the theme of ‘Other Worlds’: exploring the... Continue Reading →

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Academics Wanted: The Supernatural Revamped

Project Overview: Editors Brodman and Doan are seeking original essays for their third of a series of books on legends and images of the supernatural in film, literature and lore from early to modern times and from peoples and cultures around the world. It will be titled The Supernatural Revamped: From Timeworn Legends to 21st Century... Continue Reading →

CFP: Science Fiction/Fantasy Now

SF/F Now (22-23 August 2014) is a 2-day international, interdisciplinary conference exploring the current research into the fantastic (in any medium) and the ways in which sf, fantasy, and the weird grapple with and illuminate the crucial political and social issues of the moment. It will consist of conventional panels and a series of innovative workshops... Continue Reading →

CFP: Gender and Sexuality Journal

Gender and Sexuality in Fairy Tales - Then and Now Recently, Hollywood rediscovered the fairy tale and released two reworkings of the story of Snow White. This continued interest in the imagery of these tales is palpable around us every day, from the aggressive marketing of pink princess paraphernalia for little girls to the cultural... Continue Reading →

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