CFP: [Renaissance] Afterlives and Adaptations––SAMLA, 11/7–9/2008

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Meg Pearson
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In keeping with SAMLA's special focus on drama this year, we welcome papers
addressing adaptation and early modern drama. Of particular interest are
papers that cross national and period boundaries to discuss how figures,
plots, and even scenery lived on and changed from one play to another, even
across centuries. Possible topics might include but are not limited to the
adoption of medieval dramatic tropes and visuals by Tudor and Stuart
playwrights, the adaptation of non-Shakespearean plays into film, the
afterlife in later centuries of early modern dramatic figures like Faustus,
the manipulation of trial transcripts by playwrights, Senecan adaptations
and their political significance, the incorporation and transformation of
cultural figures such as Turks and Moors, translations and adaptations of
Continental plays and practices by English playwrights, genre-crossing
adaptations of early modern drama, and performance histories. By May 20,
2008, please send 250 word abstracts and contact details to Meg Pearson,

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