CFP: [General] CFP: Cultures of Translation: Adaptation in Film and Performance (26-28 June 2008)

full name / name of organization: 
Marta Minier


Cultures of Translation:
Adaptation in Film and Performance

An interdisciplinary and international conference

University of Glamorgan, Cardiff
  26-28 June 2008

Contributions are invited to an international conference which focuses on
various aspects of adaptation into film, performance, television, radio
and other media.

Adaptation â€" the reworking of a verbal text or another artefact for a new
audience in a different genre or media â€" is as old a practice as cultural
production itself, yet its systematic study â€" adaptation studies â€" is only
a recently emerging discipline. The Cardiff School of Creative and
Cultural Industries with its strengths in drama, music, media and
communication and having strong links with the creative writing unit of
the university is the editorial home of Journal of Adaptation in Film and
Performance and is now hosting a major international and interdisciplinary
conference that will shape the formation of this neglected field of

The event is open to scholars from as diverse, yet closely interconnected
areas as the study of film, theatre, opera, music, dance, television,
radio, games and graphic narratives. Whereas some of the most recent
research in the field focused on the connections between adaptation and
appropriation, this conference also addresses analogies and differences
between adaptation and translation processes.

The conference embraces a plethora of perspectives characteristic of the
encompassed disciplines and facilitates a negotiation between these
stances, whether they emphasise the creative or the interpretive aspect of
translation and adaptation. Both the concepts and independent cases of
adaptation and translation will receive attention. The event will provide
room for the investigation of transformative strategies both against the
respective cultural and historical settings and generic or media-based
The conference therefore offers a range of platforms to participants,
including plenaries, papers, workshops, masterclasses, exhibitions,
screenings and performances so as to initiate dialogue between theoretical
and more practice-based approaches to adaptation and translation.

Provisional keynote speakers include:

Dr Deborah Cartmell (De Montfort University)
Professor Michael Cronin (Dublin City University)
Professor Steffen Hantke (Sogang University, Seoul, Republic of Korea)
Professor Graham Ley (University of Exeter)
Dr John Milton, (Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil)
Dr Anthony Minghella (British Film Institute, London, UK)
Professor Jonathan Powell (Royal Holloway; former Head of Drama, BBC)
Professor Eckart Voigts-Virchow (University of Siegen, Germany)

The conference is organised by Professor Richard Hand (University of
Glamorgan), Dr Katja Krebs (University of Bristol) and Dr Márta Minier
(University of Glamorgan).

Please send enquiries, abstracts for papers (max. 250 words) and proposals
for masterclasses/workshops, book stalls, screenings, performances or any
other platforms of presentation to by Friday 29
February 2008.

To inspect the inaugural issue of Journal of Adaptation in Film and
Performance please visit
or to order a hard copy please contact Luke Roberts:

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