MMLA 2018 special session: Consuming Cannon: adapting the 19th Century

deadline for submissions: 
April 15, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Language Association
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From Amy Heckerling’s 1995 film Clueless to Seth Graham-Smith’s 2016 novel, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (and its many adaptations),and from Sherri Browning Erwin’s 2011 novel Grave Expectations to Thomas Vinterberg’s 2015 film Far from the Madding Crowd, the proliferation of adaptations of nineteenth century texts does not look to abate soon, and scholars have been taking notice. Adaptation offers a new way to consume both nineteenth century culture and canonical texts. We are seeking submissions of papers exploring adaptations of Nineteenth Century literature in new genres and/or mediums. Abstracts should be no more than 300 words.  Send questions and submissions to Sharon Fox at slfox@uark.edu by April 15th, 2018.