CFP: Biopic Adaptations Centre for Adaptations De Montfort University Leicester 24 February 2015

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Deborah Cartmell, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK
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Although 'biopics', or film biographies, have been around since the beginning of cinema, scholarly interest in the subject is only beginning to develop. This one day conference hosted by the Centre for Adaptations will bring together scholars and practitioners in a range of topics, such as the evolution of the biopic from the silent to the contemporary period, biopics of writers, sporting heroes, politicians, royalty and gangsters and debates concerning gender, sexuality, race and historical integrity. Proposals (between 50-100 words) and a brief biographical note should be sent to Deborah Cartmell ( and Hila Shachar ( by 27 November 2014. Papers will be selected for publication