Le riscritture e gli adattamenti delle fiabe in epoca vittoriana. È il tema di una sessione di studio che si tiene dal 17 al 20 marzo 2016 nel Connecticut (USA). La scadenza per le proposte di intervento è il 30 settembre 2015.
The Northeast Modern Language Association will meet in Hartford, Connecticut, for its 47th annual convention and will feature approximately 400 sessions, as well as dynamic speakers and cultural events.
NeMLA 2016 – panel “Victorian Fairy Tales: Formal Innovations and Functions”
Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association,
17-20 March 2016, Hartford, CT, USA
This session invites papers focused on the formal and/or functional aspects of the fairy-tale adaptations that proliferated during the Victorian era. Proposals may choose to address either one or both of the following issues:
(1) what rhetorical innovations were introduced into the narrative structures of the classic fairy tale, as exemplified by Charles Perrault’s Histoires ou contes du temps passé and the Grimm Brothers’ Kinder- und Hausmärchen? How did Victorian writers reshape canonical, allegedly timeless tales such as “Beauty and the Beast”, “Bluebeard”, or “Little Red Riding Hood”?
2) To what social and cultural uses did Victorians put the stories they adapted and also integrated into other genres, including poetry, novels, drama, and popular media? What ideological agendas or functions did their revisionary variants serve? Is there a tendency to uphold the status quo, to resist an existing state of affairs or, rather, to exhibit – whether knowingly or not – doubts and anxieties via the retold tale? Papers may examine a specific cluster of fairy tales having thematic continuity (for example, rags-to-riches or adventure stories) as well as specific authors and their vested interests in social reform or other areas of nineteenth-century economic, political, religious, and cultural tension
Submission del CfP
Upload a 250-300 word abstract by choosing session #15865.
The deadline for abstracts is 30 September 2015.
Nemla 2016 website