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>From: "Leslie Fife" <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: CFP: Adaptation (11/1/06; PCA/ACA, 4/4/07-4/7/07)
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>ADAPTATION  ADAPTING CULTURE IN LITERATURE, FILM, AND NEW MEDIA
>   
>   Deadline for Abstracts: Nov 1, 2006
>   
>   For the 2007 Popular Culture Association (PCA)/
>   American Culture Association (ACA) Conference
>   in Boston, Massachusetts, from April 4th to April 7th.
>   
>   Adaptation studies, long the step-child to both literary studies
>   and film studies, has begun to mature into its own discipline
>   spanning the gaps between film, literature, and translation
>   studies.  Since at least the time of George Bluestone a handful
>   of scholars has worked to understand adaptation not simply
>   as a way of thinking about literary works that have been
>   adapted to the screen, but in a larger context of mimesis,
>   influence, and intertextuality.
>   
>   This section of the American Culture Association is looking
>   for papers on any aspect of adaptation.  This includes papers
>   treating the adaptation of literature to film and other new media,
>   film and other new media to literature, literature to literature, etc. 
>   (ěLiteratureî is defined broadly here to include everything from
>   novels and biographies to childrenís books and comics.)
>   
>   Although we welcome a broad range of topics and subject matter,
>   we are particularly interested this year in papers that apply the
>   theoretical work of Stam, Naremore, and others to largely
>   unexplored questions of intercultural adaptations.  How, for
>   instance, was a film like ěWe Were Soldiers,î shown in most
>   South American countries under the title ěWe Were Heroes,î
>   adapted for non-US audiences?  Or what adaptations occur,
>   as one paper in Atlanta discussed, when Spiderman comic
>   books are produced in Hindi?  Another recent paper examined
>   how one might adapt a popular Brazilian novel for the British
>   Stage.  These intercultural adaptations exemplify some of the
>   most interesting relationships in literary/cinematic/new media
>   texts.
>   
>   Please send 150-250 word abstracts by November 1, 2006
>   to Dr. Dennis Cutchins via email at [log in to unmask]
>   
>   Or by regular mail to:
>   Dr. Dennis Cutchins
>   English Department
>   Brigham Young University
>   Provo, UT 84602
>
>

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