Recently adaptation theorists have argued for a re-valuing of adaptations and of the dynamic between originary texts and their adaptation. Critics such as Brian McFarlane, Imelda Whelehan, and Deborah Cartmell have argued that adaptations carry "cultural capital" equal to the original's, and that putting a material, original text in dialogue with an adaptation provides an opportunity to revalue, perhaps increase the value of the original.
Whodunit', and how have they 'dunit'? Investigating Agatha Christie's works and their adaptations
FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS
Agatha Christie is the best-selling author of all time. She has sold over two billion books worldwide and has been translated into over 45 languages. She has written over 80 novels and a number of plays. Her work has been adapted for cinema, television, animation and, more recently, computer games. The characters she created have assumed the status of 'fictional celebrities'; Poirot and Miss Marple have become transnational phenomena, and are the protagonists of Japanese animations series and video games for various platforms.
We are happy to accept articles for the peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary yearbook Jahrbuch immersiver Medien/Yearbook of Immersive Media. The 2011 issue is entitled 'Immersion: Classifications, Definitions and Explorations'.
There is no custom of hospitality here, we do not need guests.'
--Kafka The Castle
The ethics of Hospitality is embedded with the politics of national and foreign diplomacy in Immanuel Kant's Perpetual Peace Treaty (1798) in which he puts forth the hypothesis that the extension of this action is not of one related to philanthropy, but of one related to right. Jacques Derrida further defines this 'right' proposed by Kant as one 'in relation to citizenship, the state, the subject of the state' going so far as to declare that it is an 'international right' (Derrida 3).
The Literature and Science session of the RMMLA invites interpretive
papers focusing on science and its intersection with written
methods of transmission. They might include the reuse of
scientific matter in literary forms; the relationship of
individual writers to science and of certain scientists to
literary figures of their day; the combination of scientific
and literary methods of knowledge making. Papers focusing on
the representation or integration of science in specific
literary texts are especially encouraged. However, proposals
dealing with any aspect of the interdisciplinary field of
literature and science are welcome.
Francis Bacon Workshop*
Dibakar Pal, 7A 2 1 1 Srinath Chakrabarty Lane, Kolkata, West Bengal India 700 035; 033-25773205; firstname.lastname@example.org
Description: Francis Bacon (1561-1626) wrote many essays namely Of Love, Of Friendship, Of Ambition, Of Studes, etc. We invite essays from scholars, creative writers, teachers and students following Baconian Style preferably within 500 words on any topic.
Any approach to the recently-published archival text, including comparative, historical, psychoanalytic, feminist, queer, materialist, biographical; Monroe as icon, poet, performer; in celebrity culture, fashion, politics, and film. 300-word abstracts by 20 March 2011.
Papers sought in the area of film theory and criticism. Membership in RMMLA and convention registration required to present, not to submit proposal.
University of Portsmouth, Centre for Studies in Literature
Annual Postgraduate Symposium
Friday June 17 2011
CALL FOR PAPERS