Arthurian Legend in the 20th & 21st Centuries - Call for Chapters
Vernon Press invites chapter proposals on Arthurian Legend in the 20th &
21st Centuries for an edited volume.
Nostalgia for an imagined and glorious past has influenced the evolution of
stories about King Arthur and his court for centuries. According to the
moods and needs of the period, new characters were added to demonstrate or
question the excellence of these paragons, or to replace those who had
perhaps become too human or simply gone out of style. New plot motifs,
such as the search for the grail and Lancelot’s love for Guinevere became
part of the legend.
The past hundred years has brought the legend of King Arthur to Broadway,
television, comedy, and Disney; countless authors have appropriated or
reimagined the legend and elements from it. How have films, television
shows, games, comics, and books for all audiences and ages employed
Arthurian characters, themes, motifs, and plots? How have these changes
reflected shifting cultural attitudes and values? What do recent
retellings and appropriations of Arthurian legend tell us about ourselves
and the generations immediately preceding us? How have these changes
reflected shifting cultural attitudes and values? What do we want and need
from King Arthur and his court?
Possible contributions may include the following topics (non-comprehensive
list, open to suggestions):
- How do references to and re-imaginings of Arthurian legend appear in
literature, film, television and popular culture in general from 1960
- How have films, games, comics, and books for all ages employed Arthurian
characters, themes, motifs, and plots?
Extended deadline for proposals: December 31st, 2018
The volume will be edited by Susan Austin
in Putney, VT).
How to submit your proposal
Please submit one-page proposals including an annotated summary, a short
biographical note and (if available) a list of similar titles.
For further questions or to submit your proposal, you can write to:
A paper that has been published previously may not be included.
About the publisher
Vernon Press is an independent publisher of scholarly books in the social
sciences and humanities. We work closely with authors, academic
associations, distributors, and library information specialists to identify
and develop high quality, high impact titles.
More information about this and other open calls on
https://vernonpress.com/ and https://vernonpress.com/calls-for-proposals
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