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*Call for Papers*



For *“Sissi’s World: The Empress Elisabeth in Memory and Myth,” *a volume
to be published by Bloombury Press (New Directions in German Studies
series).



Editors: Heidi Schlipphacke (Associate Professor of Germanic Studies,
University of Illinois-Chicago) and Maura Hametz (Professor of History, Old
Dominion University)



We invite proposals for articles to be included in a forthcoming
peer-reviewed collection that explores the cultural resonance of the iconic
Empress Elisabeth in Central European Habsburg lands and around the world.  We
seek submissions that will harmonize with the volume’s transdisciplinary
approach and global reach, supporting its aim to investigate the myths,
legends, and representations of the enigmatic empress.



*Topics might include (but are not limited to):*

• Studies of the empress in art, architecture, costume, film, fashion,
drama, history, or literature.

• Representations of Elisabeth in media, museums, tourism, or popular
culture.

• Examinations of the enduring popularity of Sissi or the“cult of Sissi” in
Europe and around the world.

• Studies of the empress and her memory that employ theoretical
perspectives related to gender/sexuality, environment, questions of
sovereignty and status.

• Examinations of the impact of Sissi or the “cult of Sissi” on
contemporary culture, politics, diplomacy, economic or social relations.

• Perspectives on the national/transnational/international “stardom” of
Sissi or the diffusion of symbols and representations of Sissi.

*Proposals*

Proposals of 1,000 words or fewer (in English) describing the author’s
topic, theoretical and disciplinary approach, geographic focus, and
perspective on current research relating to the empress and a short (2
page) c.v. describing the author’s relevant work and research experience
should be sent by email to the editors Maura Hametz ([log in to unmask]) and
Heidi Schlipphacke ([log in to unmask]) by *1 February 2016*.

Decisions on acceptance will be forwarded to prospective authors soon after
February 1 2016.  Manuscripts between 6,000 and 8,000 words in length (in
MLA style), exclusive of bibliography, will be due by 15 October 2016.
Proposals
must relate to new and original work, and if a proposal is accepted for
inclusion in the volume, the article must be submitted exclusively to the
editors for this volume and may not be submitted simultaneously for
publication elsewhere.  All submissions will be subject to blind peer
review.

*For more information*
For more information, for any editorial inquiries, or questions about
submissions, please contact Heidi Schlipphacke ([log in to unmask]) or Maura
Hametz ([log in to unmask]).
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Heidi Schlipphacke
Associate Professor, Department of Germanic Studies
University of Illinois at Chicago
601 South Morgan Street (MC 315)
1516 University Hall
Chicago, IL 60607

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