Monday, February 20, 2012

Call for Papers: Proposed Book Project on Fairy Tales on TV

The deadline for submissions has passed on this one, but I wanted to share since it is very relevant to this audience and gives us something to hopefully look forward to being published. The biggest regret is that full seasons of Once Upon a Time and Grimm won't be finished, or just barely, by the time the papers are due.

Call for Papers: Proposed Book Project on Fairy Tales on TV
Tuesday, December 06, 2011
Posted by: Lorraine Cashman

Pauline Greenhill and Jill Rudy are soliciting proposals for a book project, tentatively titled Supernaturally Grimm: Fairy Tales on TV, which will gather new, original, previously unpublished essays covering a range of aspects of fairy tales on television. Submissions may address such areas as: specific series, like the current Grimm and Once Upon a Time shows or Nickelodeon’s animated Grimm’s Fairy Tale Classics, which use fairy tales as organizing themes; fairy-tale themed episodes in series like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Muppet Babies, and Rocky and Bullwinkle’s "Fractured Fairy Tales;” made-for-television feature-length fairy tale adaptations, like Catherine Breillat’s Bluebeard; uses in made-for-television films of fairy tale images and themes as in the Red Riding trilogy; television auteurs who often use fairy tales like Joss Whedon or Rob Tapert; fairy tale television fandom; themes in fairy tale television including crime and vampirism; fairy-tale premised reality television shows like the Canadian LGBT Fairy Tale; made-for-television mini-series like The 10th Kingdom; specials, like holiday presentations of The Nutcracker; and other topics. We are interested in live-action and animated material for children and adults and will be happy to consider additional ideas not specified here. Anticipating a wide readership, we prefer projects that would be accessible, yet challenging, for an upper-level undergraduate audience as well as graduate students and specialists in a variety of fields.

Please send a 250-500 word (strict limit) abstract with title to both Jill Rudy and Pauline Greenhill by January 15, 2012. Please also send a 1-2 page c.v., with current position and relevant publications. Please send as an email attachment in Word. Decisions will be made by January 31, 2012 and confirmations sent shortly thereafter. Quality drafts of 8-10,000 words including notes and bibliography (Chicago online author-date style) will be expected for May 31, 2012.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us both.

Pauline Greenhill: p.greenhill (a)

Jill Rudy: jill_rudy (a)

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