CFP: All about Cinderella: retellings in the cultural imagination University of Bedfordshire
Three-hundred and nineteen years since the publication of Charles Perrault’s
famous Histories du Temps Passé, the myth of Cinderella remains integral to many
current facets of our cultures. Inspired by the University of Bedfordshire’s collection
of scripts, books, theatrical memorabilia, designs, ephemera on Cinderella and
organised by the Research Institute for Media, Arts and Performance, this
conference focuses on the role of performance and storytelling as a way to analyse
moments of significant artistic, cultural and social change.
The interdisciplinary event will provide an open debate about this ever-present story
from different cultural perspectives across the world and we invite abstracts of 300
words for 20 minute papers.
Possible themes include:
Cinderella narratives and metaphors
Cinderella on screen and stage
The publishing of Cinderella
Cinderella and design
Adaptations of the Cinderella story
The psychology of Cinderella
Non-traditional proposals featuring collaborative papers, practice-led research,
video-essays, elements of performance etc. where they increase our knowledge of
the role of re-narration of fairy tales in artistic, cultural and social change are actively
encouraged. RIMAP wishes to offer a prize for the best Postgraduate proposal.
Please include the following with your abstract:
* Collaborators’ and presenters’ names, addresses, affiliations, contact details
in a short biography, together with a URL to a sample of work (if appropriate).
Please state if you are a postgraduate research student.
* Description of the presentation/performance/screening 300 words max (if
* Technical or space requirements
* Duration (the standard duration is 20 minutes but you may request multiples)
Please send your abstracts and support documentation to Cinderella@beds.ac.uk by
11.30pm on 9th December 2016. Notification of acceptance will be sent by 3rd
More information about the conference will be posted on the conference website:
www.beds.ac.uk/cinderella and on Twitter @cinderellaconf