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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 … Continue reading

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CFP: Shakespeare in Modern Popular Culture

International Symposium – Arras, Université d’Artois, FRANCE – June 15-17, 2016 Convenors : Guillaume Winter (Université d’Artois), Vincent Roger (Institut Catholique de Lille), Julie Assouly (Université d’Artois). Symposium organized by Textes & Cultures (Université d’Artois, EA 4028) and Laboratoire Pluridisciplinaire … Continue reading

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CFP: Filming Locations: The Fabric of Culture, Myth & Identities in Small Cinemas

We welcome proposals for individual presentations and full panels at the 6th annual international conference dedicated to small cinemas. This year’s edition of the conference will be held in Valletta, Malta. Aimed at academics and media industry professionals, this year’s … 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 … Continue reading

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From Deerstalker Hat to Black Wool Overcoat: Timelessness in Sherlock Holmes’ Speculative Stories and Drama

Originally posted on The Spectatorial:
This review contains spoilers. BBC’s Sherlock is  my favorite TV series. The 2012 reboot of the Victorian detective solving mysterious crimes retains the curious aura of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s story. Brain-twisting crime plots, breathtaking…

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Special Issue CFP: The Classical Canon and/as Transformative Work

Fan fiction is often compared to the literature of Greco-Roman antiquity. Both fan writers and classical authors use the techniques of allusion, appropriation, and transvaluation to expand on and/or to critique existing works. Both circulate works within small, intimate communities, … Continue reading

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CFP: Missing, presumed dead: absent mothers in the cultural imagination

Umeå University 11-12 June, 2015 The dead or absent mother is a recurring feature in Western cultural productions, from Greek myths through folktales, Shakespeare and Dickens to contemporary literature such as Miriam Toew’s A Complicated Kindness (2004), television, and films … Continue reading

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