Call For Papers: “Shakespeare and Dance” essay cluster 5/15/15 | cfp.english.upenn.edu
by Jessica C. Murphy
Borrowers & Lenders, The Journal of Shakespeare and Appropriation, is soliciting contributions to its “Appropriations in Performance” section. B&L is a peer-reviewed, online, multimedia scholarly journal and winner of the CELJ’s “Best New Journal” award for 2007. We publish two issues each year. In addition to the main section, which features articles and article clusters, we regularly run three dedicated sections: Appropriations in Performance, Digital Appropriations, and Book Reviews.
For the “Appropriations in Performance” section, we prefer thesis-driven reviews focused on arguments and observations over more traditional, archival reviews geared primarily to making descriptive or evaluative records.
We are soliciting contributions to a cluster of short essays on the topic of “Shakespeare and Dance.” Potential contributors may interpret this topic in a number of ways, including, but not limited to:
Adaptations of Shakespeare’s plays for the dance stage, across a variety of dance types, including ballet, modern, hip-hop, and others.
Dancing within performances of Shakespeare’s plays, in theatre, film, television, etc.
Dance and movement theories and Shakespearean performance.
Dance as metaphor within Shakespeare’s plays, and its implications for performance.
Essays should typically run 1,000 – 3,000 words, but may be longer. All contributions are subject to editing for length and content. Please send submissions, or any questions, to the cluster editor, Dr. Elizabeth Klett, by May 15, 2015.