Event Nov 01

Abstract Nov 01

???Preposterous Contemporary Jacobean???--Interdisciplinary Literary Studies (Special Issue)

Event: 11/01/2012
Abstract: 11/01/2012
Categories: American, 20th & 21st Century, British, 20th & 21st Century, Early Modern & Renaissance, Long 18th Century, Comparative, Gender & Sexuality, Interdisciplinary, Anthropology/Sociology, Classical Studies, Cultural Studies, Film, TV, & Media, History, Literary Theory, Women's Studies, World Literatures, Postcolonial
Location: Publication
Organization: Interdisciplinary Literary Studies Journal: Special Issue on Contemporary Jacobean Film

We invite essays from interdisciplinary perspectives that respond (directly or otherwise) to Pascale Aebischer’s discussion of the “preposterous contemporary Jacobean” in discussion of early modern source texts (ca. 1500-1800 – not, for this journal issue, limited to the Jacobean era). Examination of the “contemporary Jacobean” in films might include anachronism, narrative disjunction, radical or extreme subject matter, and irreverence toward their early modern source material. Approaches might include adaptation studies, art history, film and media studies, reception history, genre studies, postcolonial studies, gender and sexuality studies, and historical and theoretical approaches to early modern works and the materials and production of adaptations.

Accepted essays will be published in a special issue of the peer-reviewed journal Interdisciplinary Literary Studies (Pennsylvania State University Press).

Please send essays of no longer than 7,500 words to Elizabeth Kelley Bowman, Northern Illinois University (ebowman@niu.edu). Deadline for receipt of essays is November 1, 2012.

Contact Email: ebowman@niu.edu

Website: http://www.psupress.org/Journals/jnls_ILS.html