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Borrowers and Lenders
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.1044  Friday, 24 November 2006

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Date: 		Wednesday, 22 Nov 2006 22:49:12 -0500
Subject: 	B&L 2.1 / Call for Papers for 4.1, Shakespeare and Actors 
of Color

The Editors of Borrowers and Lenders: The Journal of Shakespeare and 
Appropriation are delighted to announce the launch of issue 2.1, 
Shakespeare for Children, at http://www.borrowers.uga.edu (click the 
"Current Issue" button on the left-hand menu bar, or go directly to the 
Table of Contents at 
http://atropos.english.uga.edu/cocoon/borrowers/current_index).

Borrowers and Lenders is a peer-reviewed, online, multimedia Shakespeare 
journal that was launched in 2005. The journal appears biannually, with a 
special issue in the Spring/Summer and general issue in the Fall/Winter. 
B&L is indexed in the MLA Bibliography, World Shakespeare Bibliograpy, and 
other databases, and belongs to the CELJ. For readers' convenience, we 
provide .pdf versions of the text of our articles, although copyright and 
technical restrictions compel us to display multimedia (pictures, film 
clips, sound clips, PowerPoint presentations, maps, etc.) online only. Our 
archive is available at 
http://atropos.english.uga.edu/cocoon/borrowers/archive .

Issue 2.1 (Spring/Summer 2006) is a special issue, Shakespeare for 
Children. It includes Sheila Cavanagh on cognition and crushes in Romeo 
and Juliet for children; Justyna Deszcz-Tryhubczak and Agata Zarzycka on 
Shakespearean Live-Action Role-Playing Games; Darlene Ciraulo and Daniel 
Schierenbeck on fraternal and sororal education in the Lambs' Tales from 
Shakespeare and Poetry for Children; Angela Keam on "Shakesteen" movies 
and the star-body of Claire Danes; Erica Hateley on the mermaid/Miranda 
metaphor in children's literature; and reviews of the Folger's exhibition 
on Shakespeare for Children and Georgia Shakespeare's "Boot Camp 
Shakespeare" for preschoolers. This issue also includes a special review 
cluster, edited by Alice Dailey, on Quinnopolis vs. Hamlet at the 2006 
Shakespeare Association of America, and reviews of books on Shakespeare 
and Appropriation.

Calls for Papers

The editors of Borrowers and Lenders: The Journal of Shakespeare and 
Appropriation welcome original scholarship engaging with the afterlives of 
Shakespearean texts and their literary, filmic, multimedia, and critical 
histories. We encourage contributors to use the online format to its best 
advantage, in particular, by imagining how to enhance, illustrate, or 
extend their essays with multimedia (screen captures, sound clips, images, 
and so on).

Currently we solicit essays, book reviews, accounts of Appropriation in 
Performance, essay-clusters, and new discoveries for upcoming general and 
special issues. Future special issues include Canadian Shakespeares (2007, 
guest editor Daniel Fischlin), and Shakespeare and Actors of Color (2008, 
guest editor Ayanna Thompson). We welcome suggestions for themes for 
special issues.

We accept submissions for general issues year-round, and are also 
currently accepting essays for our upcoming special issue, Shakespeare and 
Actors of Color, B&L 4.1 (Spring/Summer 2008), guest-edited by Ayanna 
Thompson, Arizona State University. This special edition of Borrowers and 
Lenders seeks to examine the use of actors of color in contemporary 
Shakespeare productions. We welcome essays that address such questions as: 
How does Shakespeare's cultural capital inform the desire to employ actors 
of color in modern productions? How do Shakespearean productions 
complicate and/or ameliorate anxieties about the significance of race 
vis--vis color in performance? Is there a relationship between the 
employment of actors of color and the desire to adapt Shakespeare's plays 
politically, culturally, and/or socially? Please send essays by electronic 
mail to 
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  by May 1, 2007.

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