CFP: Literary Naturalism and Film Adaptation (5/25/07; ALA Symposium, 10/5/07-10/6/07)

full name / name of organization: 
Jeffrey Allan Jaeckle
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I am welcoming paper proposals for a panel on literary naturalism and film
adaptation for the American Literature Association Symposium on American
Literary Naturalism to be held at the Hyatt Regency in Newport Beach, CA on
October 5-6, 2007.

Topics can include but are not limited to:

 --film adaptations of naturalist texts, e.g., Erich von Stroheim’s Greed
(1924 adaptation of Frank Norris’s McTeague), Michael Curtiz’s The Sea
Wolf (1941)

 --multiple film adaptations of a naturalist text, e.g., Theodore Dreiser’s
An American Tragedy was the basis for Josef von Sternberg’s An American
Tragedy (1931), George Stevens’s A Place in the Sun (1951), and Lino
Brocka’s Nakaw na pag-ibig (1980)

 --serial adaptations of naturalist texts, e.g., the seven-part series, Jack
London’s Tales of the Fish Patrol (1922-1923)

 --naturalist directors

 --naturalist screenwriters

Please send proposals to Jeff Jaeckle (Michigan State University): by May 25th.

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