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CFP: Shakespeare on Silent Film
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0885  Saturday, 7 October 2006

From: 		Judith Buchanan <
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Date: 		Friday, 6 Oct 2006 15:12:27 +0100
Subject: 	CFP: Shakespeare on Silent Film

This is a second CFP for articles on the special issue theme 'Silent 
Shakespeare' for the BSA's peer-reviewed journal Shakespeare.

The December 2007 issue of the British Shakespeare Association's major 
peer-reviewed journal Shakespeare 
(http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/17450918.asp) will be part 
devoted to the special issue theme of 'Silent Shakespeare Films'. 
Potential contributors are invited to send a 250-300 word abstract to 
guest editor Judith Buchanan (
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Completed manuscripts (c.6000 words) conforming to MLA style will need 
to be received no later than 31 March 2007.

Subjects of enquiry might include, without being limited to:

- interpretive trends in relation to silent cinematic treatments of 
individual Shakespeare plays, scenes, characters
- the Shakespeare films of particular artists (actors, producers, directors)

- the Shakespeare films of particular production companies
- the variations in approach to Shakespeare between different national 
film industries
- the production, distribution, marketing, exhibition and/or reception 
of individual films or clusters of films
- the ontology of a silent Shakespeare film
- the acoustic accompaniments (musical, vocal, other sound effects) 
available in particular exhibition venues or for particular screenings
- the varied uses of textual quotation/paraphrase/plot summary in 
intertitles
- the variety of performance styles on offer in different films, at 
different moments, from different production stables, for different purposes
- the conventions of film pastiche, and the allure of Shakespearean 
material for parodic treatment
- the legacy of these films in the context of a broader Shakespearean 
performance history and/or of a broader film history

Scholars working at British universities will note that contributions 
that appear in the December 2007 issue of Shakespeare will be published 
within the time frame of the current RAE round. Contributions are, of 
course, warmly welcomed from scholars working in all parts of the world.

Judith Buchanan
Writing and Performance: Film Studies
Department of English
University of York
UK

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