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Adaptation and the Novel - Saturday 9th November 2013
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Organisers: Joanna Taylor and Nick Seager
Plenary lectures by Rachel Carroll (Teeside University) and Sarah Wootton (Durham University)
Are novels tainted or legitimated in the process of adaptation? What aesthetic challenges and opportunities does the transition of a story from one genre to another present? And in what cultural, commercial, and artistic contexts have processes or adaptation and appropriation taken place?
This one-day conference invites proposals for 20-minute papers addressing any aspect of adaptation and the novel, from the origins of the genre to the present day. Papers may choose to address one of the following topics:
This is far from an exhaustive list and we are open to approaches that engage with adaptation and the novel in literal or in more abstract senses. We are eager to receive proposals that address Anglophone and non-Anglophone novels, and which reflect the long history of efforts to adapt the novel, efforts which are surely as old as the genre itself and which continue to this day.
Please send a proposal of 300–500 words by 13 September 2013 to firstname.lastname@example.org & email@example.com. Informal enquiries are also welcome. We will notify applicants of the decision on their paper as soon as possible after the deadline, but can possibly also offer earlier notification if you request this.
Two bursaries of £50 are available for current postgraduate students giving a paper, which will defray travel or accommodation costs. Please indicate when you send your proposal that you wish to be considered for these and include a 200-word ‘statement of need’ (specify any current or past funding and any financial support you have received for attending this conference).
The registration fee is £10, which covers lunch and refreshments (the fee is waived for Keele postgraduate students).