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CFP: Teen Shakespeare Adaptations
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0550  Monday, 12 June 2006

From: 		Michael Friedman <
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Date: 		Monday, 12 Jun 2006 14:06:58 -0400
Subject: 	CFP: Teen Shakespeare Adaptations

Call for Essays

Shakespeare Bulletin - Special Issue

Shakespearean Screen Adaptations for the Teen Market

Shakespeare Bulletin, a journal of performance criticism and scholarship 
incorporating the Shakespeare on Film Newsletter, announces a special 
issue devoted to Shakespearean Screen Adaptations for the Teen Market. 
Essays should address questions concerning the transformation of 
Shakespeare's plays from their textual incarnations to cinematic and 
video renderings designed for teenage audiences.  Subjects that might be 
addressed in such essays include:

* The definition of a Shakespearean teen film adaptation
* Recent trends in Shakespearean films aimed at teenagers
* The differences between a teen film version, an adaptation, and a spinoff
* The effects of teen film conventions on Shakespearean film adaptations
* The language of Shakespearean film adaptations intended for the teen 
market
* Shakespearean teen film adaptations and the DVD as a viewing medium
* Shakespearean adaptations designed for teen TV audiences
* Strategies for marketing Shakespearean film adaptations to teenage 
viewers
* The social and historical context of Shakespearean film adaptations 
for teens
* The use of Shakespearean film adaptations in the high school or 
college classroom

Essays may explore these subjects in a theoretical manner, or they may 
focus attention on one or more films (such as Romeo + Juliet, 10 Things 
I Hate about You, or She's the Man) that illuminate some aspect of these 
issues.  Documentation of sources in such essays should conform to the 
most recent edition of the MLA Style Manual.  Contributions should be 
sent in electronic form (Word format) by December 15, 2006 to the 
issue's special editor, Michael Friedman, at 
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Michael D. Friedman
University of Scranton

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