**Deadline Approaching** Call for Submissions * Edited Collection on Contemporary Uses of Fairy Tales in Popular Culture

Alon Lischinsky alischinsky at gmail.com
Wed Jun 12 10:56:15 UTC 2013

(with apologies for cross-posting)

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From: Melissa Lenos <melissalenos at gmail.com>

I invite submissions for an edited collection of essays on
contemporary uses of fairy tales in popular culture. The collection
will focus on recent reinterpretations and reboots of classical fairy
tales, ways the contemporary texts address the original tales and
narratological implications of the repetitions and adjustments of
these stories.  In essays that explore the functions and consequences
of fairy tale reboots, remakes and updates, authors will consider the
ways fairy tale generic conventions have been revised over time,
representations of race, gender, class and sexual identity, the roles
of archetypes, mythic tropes and patterns and the emergence of
self-referential and meta-tales within these texts.

Essays may also address fan culture influence on contemporary tales,
opportunities for interactivity and the roles of stars in fairy tale

Text focus could include television series, feature-length films,
comic books and graphic novels, games and animation.

Possible topics include but are not limited to:

    Fables (Bill Willingham/Vertigo, 2002-present)
    The Red Shoes (Kim Yong-gyun, 2005)
    Lost Girls (Alan Moore/Top Shelf, 2006)
    Hansel and Gretel (Yim Pil-Sung, 2007)
    Sydney White (Joe Nussbaum, 2007)
    Bluebeard (Catherine Breillat, 2009)
    The Sleeping Beauty (Catherine Breillat, 2010)
    Red Riding Hood (Catherine Hardwicke, 2011)
    Hanna (Joe Wright, 2011)
    Beastly (Daniel Barnz, 2011)
    Once Upon a Time (ABC, 2011-present)
    Grimm (NBC, 2011-present)
    Snow White and the Huntsman (Rupert Sanders, 2012)
    Mirror, Mirror (Tarsem Singh, 2012)
    Hansel and Gretel (Anthony Ferrante, 2013)
    Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters (Tommy Wirkola, 2013)
    Jack the Giant Slayer (Bryan Singer, 2013)

Submit a two-page proposals by the deadline of June 19, 2013 to Dr.
Melissa Lenos at melissalenos at gmail.com; questions may be addressed to
the same. Please also include a short bio. If your proposal is
selected, the final essay (5000-8000 words) will be due on December 1,
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