Midwest MLA Special Session, Nov 8-11, 2012 "Debts to the Moor: Influences, Adaptations, and Citations of Shakepeare's Othello"

full name / name of organization: 
Carol Mejia LaPerle / Wright State University
contact email: 
carol.mejia-laperle@wright.edu

Debts to the Moor: Influences, Adaptations, and Citations of Shakepeare's Othello

This panel invites theoretical inquiry and/or performance analyses of appropriations of William Shakespeare's Othello in film, popular culture and/or foreign non-English adaptations. Some questions to consider are: What methodologies are employed when considering the expectations of local audiences producing and consuming the adaptation? What contextual influences inform the reiteration of Othello in a range of performance venues? What literary debts are acknowledged when Othello is cited in popular culture, in widely distributed English films, and/or in foreign performances for non-English speaking audiences?
Please submit 250-word abstracts by July 2 to Carol Mejia LaPerle, Wright State University, carol.mejia-laperle@wright.edu.

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general_announcements
interdisciplinary
popular_culture
postcolonial
renaissance
rhetoric_and_composition
theatre
theory