full name / name of organization:
Horror Area, Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association
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FILM ADAPTATIONS OF THE WORK OF EDGAR ALLAN
The Horror Area of the 2010 PCA Conference
invites submissions for a panel focusing on film adaptations of Edgar Allan
Poe’s fiction. We are interested in receiving a variety of papers and
approaches that range from national to international adaptations of Poe’s work.
We are especially interested in papers that discuss how film adaptations
critically engage Poe’s stories, the kinds of questions they raise about Poe’s
work, and how theories of adaptation help unpack the films.
Although we are interested mainly in film
adaptations, we will consider interesting work on adaptations of Poe’s work in
other media. We welcome a variety of approaches and questions. Some possible
ideas for papers may include the following:
1) Adaptation theory
2) Analysis of films by particular directors (e.g.
Corman, Epstein, etc.)
3) Discussion of how the films raise critical
and interpretive questions about the tales.
4) Discussion of prominent actors in the Poe
tradition (e.g. Vincent Price, Jeffrey Combs, etc.)
5) Exploration of significant themes raised
in the movies (madness, perversity, fear of death, etc.)
6) Analysis of how the films treat questions
of Gender and sexuality
We look forward to your submissions.
Submit proposals to Carl Sederholm: firstname.lastname@example.org.