Writers in Hollywood: Film Industry and Imagined Communities of the Literary - NeMLA 2018

deadline for submissions: 
September 30, 2017
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Northeast Modern Language Association
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CFP for NeMLA 2018: Pittsburgh, April 12-15

Writers in Hollywood: Film Industry and Imagined Communities of the Literary

In the 20th C, writers like Raymond Chandler, William Faulkner, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Dorothy Parker, and Nathanael West went to Hollywood. As Chandler put it, they encountered a new industry of the literary where “little of worth their talent is allowed to achieve”. This session invites papers that explore colliding writing cultures, notions of the literary, adaptation, and movement across genre as writers successful in the novel, short story, essay, poem, etc. moved to screenplay, often a collaborative form, and to the “Hollywood system”. Submit proposal by September 30, 2017 at https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/login