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preference for parenthetical citations using the author-date -page number system. We can accept manuscripts
in Word, Word Perfect or RTF formats. We prefer email attachments, but also accept manuscripts on diskette
Articles generally run from 7000 to 9000 words, but we also occasionally publish "clusters" of shorter essays
on a related theme. We send articles out for review as soon as we find a reader with expertise in the field
who is willing to serve. Each essay will be sent to no more than two readers; if these readers disagree, the
editors make the final decision. We strongly encourage authors who receive a report to “Revise and Resubmit”
to do so, with the guidance of the editors.
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essay-cluster (two or more essays on a related theme) for a general or a special issue, please send
manuscripts to the editors, preferably along with the name of another scholar to introduce the cluster.
Essay-clusters are subject to the same peer-review process as articles considered singly.
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Fineman, taking a world-historical point of view, hypothesizes that "Shakespeare marks the beginning of the modernist self and Freud . . . its end, the two of them together thus bracketing an epoch of subjectivity" (Fineman 1986, 47); but Sinfield largely avoids the issue, asserting a "sufficient continuity" between these understandings (Sinfield 1992, 60), while insisting that what has been the problem all along is, not selfhood, but essentialist humanism, the way in which we interpret selfhood.
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Borrowers and Lenders: The Journal of Shakespeare and Appropriation is supported by the University of
Georgia English Department, the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts, University of Georgia, the
President's Venture Fund of the University of Georgia, and the <emma> project.
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About the Journal
Borrowers and Lenders,
winner of the CELJ Best New Journal Award in 2007, is a peer-reviewed, online, multimedia Shakespeare
journal (http://www.borrowers.uga.edu). The journal is indexed in the MLA Bibliography, World
Shakespeare Bibliography, and other databases.
Editorial Staff and Board
General Editors: Christy Desmet and Sujata Iyengar, University of Georgia
Associate Editor: Robert Sawyer, East Tennessee State University
Managing Editor: Maria Chappell, University of Georgia
Book Review Editor: Joshua King, University of Georgia
Appropriations in Performance Editor: Matthew Kozusko, Ursinus College
Software Code Writer: Ron Balthazor, University of Georgia
Website Design: William Reeves, University of Georgia
Editorial Assistant: Sarah Mayo
Michael Best, University of Victoria, Victoria
Mark Thornton Burnett, Queen’s University, Belfast
Richard Burt, University of Florida
Thomas Cartelli, Muhlenberg College
Celia Daileader, Florida State University
Juliet Dusinberre, Girton College, Cambridge
Daniel Fischlin, University of Guelph, Ontario
Sarah Hatchuel, University of Le Havre
Alexa Huang, George Washington University
Russell Jackson, University of Birmingham
Ruru Li, University of Leeds
Arthur Little, University of California, Los Angeles
Ania Loomba, University of Pennsylvania
Sharon O'Dair, University of Alabama
Laurie Osborne, Colby College
Patricia Parker, Stanford University
David Riggs, Stanford University
Katherine Rowe, Bryn Mawr College
Anne Russell, Wilfrid Laurier University
Jyotsna Singh, Michigan State University
Bruce Smith, University of Southern California
Stanley Wells, Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham
Call for Papers: Girls and Girlhood in Adaptations of Shakespeare
Special Issue of Borrowers and Lenders: The Journal of Shakespeare and Appropriation
The editors of Borrowers and Lenders: The Journal of Shakespeare and Appropriation, in conjunction
with guest editor Deanne Williams,
York University, extend a call for papers for B&L 9.2 (Fall 2014) on the topic of Girls and
Girlhood in Adaptations of Shakespeare.
In 2012, the United Nations celebrated the first “Day of the Girl Child,” highlighting the treatment of girls
and young women
as the key moral issue of our time. As the advancement of girls becomes a global economic, medical, and
literary scholars are turning their attention to cultural representations of and by girls and to historical
conceptions of girlhood. This special issue of Borrowers and Lenders initiates a scholarly
conversation on girls and girlhood
in adaptations of Shakespeare, seeking papers that address the process of adapting Shakespeare for girl
patrons or audiences; adaptations of Shakespeare’s “girl” characters; and girls’ responses to and
appropriations of Shakespeare.
We encourage contributions that range from Shakespeare’s contemporaries and Restoration theatre to
contemporary authors, playwrights,
visual artists and directors, as well those that engage with newer or non-canonical literary genres such as
online and Web 2.0 Shakespeares;
fanfiction and the graphic novel; autobiography, memoirs and life writing; Shakespeare for children; and
international, multicultural and
Please send inquiries and completed essays as Microsoft Word documents sent as email attachments to Deanne
dmw[at]yorku.ca by October 1, 2013. Essays should make original contributions to the study of Shakespeare
and of girlhood.
We encourage authors to consult Richard Lanham’s Revising Prose or Joseph Williams’s Style:
Lessons in Clarity and Grace as they edit their work.
Essays will be reviewed by the guest editor and then by the board of Borrowers and Lenders: The Journal
of Shakespeare and Appropriation before
final acceptance. Upon acceptance, we will ask authors to verify all citations and to put their essays into
Borrowers and Lenders house style.
Borrowers and Lenders: The Journal of Shakespeare and Appropriation is a peer-reviewed,
online, multimedia journal that welcomes original scholarship engaging with the afterlives of Shakespearean
texts and their literary,
filmic, multimedia, and critical histories. It encourages contributors to use the online format to its best
advantage, in particular,
by imagining how to enhance or illustrate their essays with multimedia (screen captures, sound clips,
images, and so on). B&L won the CELJ's
"Best New Journal" Award in 2007. B&L is fully indexed in the MLA Bibliography. B&L is
currently co-edited by Dr. Christy Desmet (cdesmet[at]uga.edu)
and Dr. Sujata Iyengar (iyengar[at]uga.edu); correspondence should be addressed to lenders[at]uga.edu or to
Managing Editor Ms. Maria Chappell