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June 2006, Week 2


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Michael Friedman <[log in to unmask]>
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Please post the following CFP on SCREEN-L.  Thank you.

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 

                        Recent trends in Shakespearean films aimed at 

                        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 

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 

 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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