John Huston's Adaptations, Edited Collection

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Wesley King/ Flagler College
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Douglas McFarland, Professor of English, Flagler College
Wesley King, Assistant Professor of English, Flagler College

Edited Collection on John Huston's Adaptations

John Huston is one of the most prominent directors in American cinema. Although many of his best-known films are adaptations from literature—from 19th-century classics such as Moby-Dick and The Red Badge of Courage to works like The Maltese Falcon and The Treasure of the Sierra Madre—there has not been a comprehensive collection of essays which address this central aspect of his work.

This volume intends not only to address this absence of scholarship on John Huston but also to contribute to the growing field of film adaptation studies. As such, we are interested in essays—from a variety of interpretative approaches—which explore the concept, process, and consequences of adaptation from written text to screen. While we will consider abstracts on any of Huston's adaptations, we are seeking specifically contributions on the following films: The Dead, The Man Who Would Be King, Moby Dick, The Red Badge of Courage, Reflections in a Golden Eye, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, and Prizzi's Honor.

Abstracts should be 300-500 words (in .doc or .docx format) and are due by August 15, 2012. Drafts of accepted 5,000 word essays are due to the editors by March 1, 2013. Please email abstract and current CV to Wesley King ( Please direct general queries about the project to Douglas McFarland (