CFP: [International] Contemporary Transformations

full name / name of organization: 
Martyn Colebrook

Contemporary Transformations
The UKNMFS in Association with University of Westminster, UK
 23rd May 2009 â€" 24th May 2009

A significant characteristic of artistic movements is the reconfiguration,
adaptation and transformation of texts. The focus of this conference is
the appropriation and conversion of existing artistic works for use in a
contemporary vogue. This ambition to ‘make it new’ in tandem with the
politics and intentions behind the transformation has led to the emergence
of startling works of contemporary art.

This interdisciplinary conference seeks papers focusing on transformations
where the new text has been created after 1968 and there is strong
engagement between each work. There is no limit to the time period from
which the source text can be located.

Submissions are welcomed from research students and established academics.

Possible topics include but are not limited to:
Modernism into Postmodernism
Poetry into prose or prose into poetry
Theatrical/filmic adaptations of novels
The role of the graphic novel as medium for transformation
Globalisation and transformation
The intersection of different artistic movements
The fetishism of the transformation
Cross cultural and cross genre adaptation

We will be pursuing various publishing outputs related to the conference.

Send abstracts (no more than 250 words) for proposed 20 minute papers by
31st December 2008 to Please mark
the subject of your email "Contemporary Transformations abstract".
Alternatively, you can post your abstracts to Martyn Colebrook, Department
of English, University of Hull, Cottingham Road, Hull, East Yorkshire,
England HU6 7RX. Proposals for comprised panels of three speakers are also

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