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50th anniversary of William Goldman’s The Princess Bride (Book (anthology of scholarly articles))

Organization: Signum University
Event: Book (anthology of scholarly articles)
Categories: Comparative, Interdisciplinary, Lingustics, Genre & Form, Popular Culture, Literary Theory, Adventure & Travel Writing, Children's Literature, Comics & Graphic Novels, Drama, Narratology, Poetry, Aesthetics, Anthropology/Sociology, Classical Studies, Cultural Studies, Environmental Studies, Film, TV, & Media, Food Studies, History, Philosophy
Event Date: 2024-07-01 Abstract Due: 2023-04-01

Signum University Press is pleased to announce a call for papers in honor of the 50th
anniversary of William Goldman’s The Princess Bride, to be released in 2024 and edited by
Faith Acker and Maggie Parke. We welcome papers by experienced and renowned or young
and emerging scholars, of all nationalities, genders, identities and colors. Interested
contributors may submit a 500 words abstract, in English, by 1 April 2023 to press@signumu.org.

While existing academic scholarship on The Princess Bride is sparse, contributions should draw upon secondary criticism in relevant areas to situate their essays within existing critical conversations. The editors are happy to discuss options with prospective and accepted authors.

While we are open to all approaches to the text and film, some starting points might include:

Connections to traditions of folklore and fairy tales
Connections to Goldman’s larger literary or cinematic canon 
Goldman’s frame narrative
Critical (feminist, racial, socioeconomic, etc.) readings of the text
Language and wordplay
Misogyny and/in satire
Cinematic adaptation
Fandom and the role of fandom 
Afterlives of The Princess Bride
The Princess Bride as a cultural icon

We expect completed chapters to be released in serial form beginning in 2024. When serial release has concluded, the chapters will be published in eBook, audiobook, and printed codex formats.

The Signum University Press pays generous royalties: usually around 50% on net, which will be shared among all book authors and editors. Our authors are never asked to pay anything up front to offset publication costs. SUP also welcomes full book manuscripts on this and related topics. Learn more at https://press.signumuniversity.org/submissions/. For any further inquiries, contact us at press@signumu.org.



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