Reminder CFP: Translation, Adaptation, and Dramaturgy: collisions and convergences
26 May, 2015
Translation, Adaptation, and Dramaturgy: collisions and convergences
Call for Papers
There have been significant critical contributions to the fields of translation,
adaptation, and dramaturgy in the last couple of years. Theatre and Adaptation:
Return, Rewrite, Repeat, edited by Margherita Laera, Translation and Adaptation in
Theatre and Film, edited by Katja Krebs, and New Dramaturgy, edited by Katalin
Trencsényi and Bernadette Cochrane come immediately to mind.
Where there remains a gap in the field is a collection that addresses the relationship –
the collisions and the convergences – between the three fields. The proposed edited
collection, Translation, Adaptation, and Dramaturgy: Collisions and Convergences,
takes as its theme an examination of the collisions and convergences between
translation, adaptation, and dramaturgy. The import of ‘collision’ lies in it being
understood as “the encounter of opposed ideas and interests” but also carrying the
sense of “the action of coming into contact (with no notion of violence or hostility);
co-incidence, conjunction” (OED). Between these two poles exists the notion of
convergence. The three terms – hostility, co-incidence, and convergence – enable a
critical engagement apropos translation, adaptation, dramaturgy, and the complex
relationships therein. It is this complex of relations that is the focus of the collection.
Editorial team: Bernadette Cochrane, Katja Krebs, Christophe Collard, Maria
Please, send a 300 – 500 word abstract to transdapturgy@gmail by no later than the
15th of June. 2015
If your proposal is accepted for inclusion you will be notified during July 2015.
Two publishers are currently interested in publishing the collection. The final
submission to the publisher will be shaped around the successful abstracts. Estimated
date of publication is late 2017.
Approximate Submission Deadlines:
The first draft of your article will be due on the 30 November 2015. It is this draft
that will be sent for peer review. It is expected that the peer review process will be
completed and the articles returned to you by mid-January 2016. Second drafts will
be due on 30 April 2016.