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Call for Submissions: Articles Regarding Dickens Adaptations

dickensCall for Submissions: Dickens Adaptations
Streaky Bacon: A Guide to Victorian Adaptations

“It is the custom on the stage, in all good murderous melodramas, to present the tragic and the comic scenes, in as regular alternation, as the layers of red and white in a side of streaky, well-cured bacon.” –Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist

Every year brings forth new adaptations of Charles Dickens’s works, from stage, to screen, to song. These adaptations foster passionate discussion, as they range from works that strive to faithfully preserve the source material to those that strip well-known characters of their traditional context and place them in new settings. Whether they preserve or alter the original language, plot, settings, or themes, these adaptations provide new perspectives on classic works that are often staples of English classes.

Streaky Bacon, a curated website about adaptations of Victorian literature and culture, is soliciting articles of 500-700 words on Dickens adaptations.

Topics might include:

  • Repurposing Dickens and his characters in media, including Dickensian, Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, and Jasper Fforde’s Thursday Next novels
  • Film and mini-series adaptations of Dickens novels, particularly Bleak House, Little Dorrit, and Great Expectations
  • Musical adaptations of Dickens novels, including Oliver!, The Muppet Christmas Carol, A Christmas Carol: a Musical, and The Mystery of Edwin Drood
  • For more information, and to propose a topic, visit www.streakybacon.net/submissions.

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