Call for Papers
2012 is the bicentenary of the publication of the first volume of the Kinder- und Hausmärchen by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm. To mark this occasion, the Department of English Literature and Creative Writing at Kingston University (U.K.) is planning a series of open lectures and a conference assessing the impact of the Grimms’ collection upon literature and culture in the English speaking world. Proposals for conference papers are invited on the following subjects:
- Translations of Grimms’ tales into English
- The influence of Grimm upon British collectors of fairy tales
- The impact of Grimms’ tales upon world literatures in English
- Uses of Grimms’ tales in English-language visual media
- Uses of Grimms’ tales in English-language performing arts
- Grimms’ tales and British Romanticism
- Grimms’ tales in Victorian Britain
- Grimms’ tales in colonial and post-colonial contexts
- Illustrations and art works relating to Grimms’ tales
- Grimms’ tales in the electronic age
This will be a multi-disciplinary conference, and contributions from any disciplinary perspective will be welcome. We also welcome proposals to read creative work, screen films, mount performances and exhibit visual work.
Confirmed Keynote Speakers: Professor Donald Haase (Wayne State University) and Neil Philip (Author and Independent Scholar).
Please submit an abstract of approximately 300 words, and a brief contributor’s bio online at:
Deadline: January 31st 2012.
Enquiries: Dr Andrew Teverson, e: firstname.lastname@example.org