Edited Collection on Sherlock Holmes Adaptations

A friend of mine is co-editing a collection on Sherlock Holmes Adaptations. I’ve copied the call for papers below, but the link is here should anyone want to check it out at the source.

Edited Collection on Sherlock Holmes Adaptations

full name / name of organization: 
Mareike Jenner, Stephanie Jones, Nia Edwards-Behi, Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies, Aberystwyth University
contact email: 
mmj09@aber.ac.uk; sbj@aber.ac.uk; nne09@aber.ac.uk

Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes stories have recently gained new popularity through a variety of adaptations and re-interpretations in a broad variety of media forms. This edited collection will focus on three ways to access these texts: Fan and audience activity, adaptations throughout history and their political and ideological contextualization, and intertextual influences. We welcome submissions for articles of 200 word abstracts on adaptations of Sherlock Holmes. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
– Adaptation in film, television, theatre/performance, graphic novels, games, and other media forms
– Fan activity surrounding all texts, including fan fiction, slash fiction, shipping, online fandom, etc.
– Reception of adaptations
– Historical adaptations
– Influences on other franchises, such as the CSI franchise or The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen graphic novel series, or literary influences, such as Patricia Cornwell’s Kay Scarpetta series
– Games adaptation from board games to contemporary video gaming
– Adaptation in varying political contexts and systems
– Influences on the genre
Please submit 200 word abstracts by the 2nd of April to Stephanie Jones (sbj@aber.ac.uk), Nia Edwards-Behi (nne09@aber.ac.uk) and Mareike Jenner (mmj09@aber.ac.uk)


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