CFP: [Film] LFA - "Texts, Technologies, and Intertextualities" (8/15/09; 10/15-18/09)

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Cynthia Miller
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Call for Papers

October 15-18, 2009
Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA

“Texts, Technologies, and Intertextualities: Film Adaptation in a
Postmodern World”

Paper proposals are invited from ALL AREAS of adaptation studies and film
or media studies. Proposals relevant to the conference title above,
including questions about graphic novels, comics, CGI, HD/Blue-ray
television, home theater/surround sound, YouTube and other internet
media, adapted screenplays, remakes, etc., are especially encouraged.
Also of significant interest are papers on literature/film theory, film
and history, national cinemas, international cinematic influences,
cultural and political issues related to film/media, and concepts of
race/class/gender/sexual orientation in lit/film contexts. We welcome as
well papers comparing a single film and its source text, individual film
analyses, auteur studies, and fresh looks at traditional genres and
subgenres like film noir, war films, Shakespeare films, biopics, romantic
comedies, and so on.

Proposal abstracts should be 300-500 words in length (eventual papers
must be read in no more than 20 minutes) and are due by 15 August 2009.
Send by email attachment to David Kranz, LFA 2009 Conference Director, at Proposals sent by regular mail should be addressed
to David Kranz at Dept. of English, Dickinson College, P.O. Box 1773,
Carlisle, PA 17013. Rolling notifications of acceptance will arrive over
the summer and by 1 September 2009 at the latest.

Conference Registration Fees: $100 before 25 September 2009 and $125
thereafter. Fees for graduate students and retired professionals: $75
before 25 September 2009 and $100 thereafter. Make checks out to
Dickinson College and mail to David Kranz at the address above.

LFA Dues: All conference attendees must be now or soon become members of
LFA. To join and pay 2009 dues, please go to our website at and use
our PayPal feature. Annual dues are $20.

Travel: Carlisle, PA is 1 3/4 hours drive from Baltimore, 2 hours drive
from Washington, DC, and Philadelphia, 3 1/2 hours from New York City, 40
minutes from Harrisburg International Airport, and 30 minutes from the
combined Harrisburg Amtrak Station and Greyhound/Trailways Bus Depot.
HIA is served by a number of air carriers and by most rental car
agencies. Carlisle is at the crossroads of Interstates 81 and 76, not
far from Interstates 83 and 78.

Lodging: Carlisle Comfort Suites (downtown, short walk to campus): Call
for reservations at the Dickinson College LFA 2009 Conference rate of $93
per night. Tel. 717-960-1000 or 800-704-1188.

        Sleep Inn (Off Interstate 81, 2 miles from campus): Call for
reservations at LFA Conference rate of $69.99 for singles or doubles.
Tel. 717-249-8863.

        Day’s Inn (Off Interstate 81, 3 miles from campus): Call for
reservations at LFA Conference rate of $60 for singles and $70 for
doubles. Tel. 717- 258-4147.

To get these special rates, reservations must be made by 15 September

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