Filming the Nineteenth Century Novel (NeMLA, March 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
rpc2108@columbia.edu

Papers addressing filmed adaptations of 19th century novels are invited, from all theoretical perspectives. Books and films both major and less conventional are welcome. What choices confront film-makers in bringing these works to the screen? What features of the novels make them appealing to producers/directors/the public? What effect do modernizations of the texts have on their meaning? How are they used to comment on contemporary culture and society?

300-word abstracts to Rod Cooke, rpc2108@columbia.edu 'Filming the Nineteenth Century Novel' has been approved as a session at the 43rd annual NeMLA convention, to be held in Rochester, New York, March 15th-18th, 2012.

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cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
film_and_television
general_announcements
interdisciplinary
popular_culture
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