CFP: [Film] Film and Literature: Reimagining the Relationship

full name / name of organization: 
James Lange
contact email: 

This call is for a panel at the Free Exchange Graduate English Conference
at the University of Calgary, March 28-30, 2008. Deadline for proposals
is February 18th, 2008. For more information please e-mail James Lange at

When one considers the linkages between film and literature, it is often
difficult to think beyond recent highly successful adaptations, namely
The Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter movies. While adaptation is an
important aspect of the literariness of film, it is by no means the only
point of connection between the page and the screen. In this panel I am
looking for unique considerations of film as literature, film in
literature, or the literariness of film. The scope of this panel might
include everything from script and adaptation studies, to Shakespeare and
comic books adapted for the screen. Topics might include, but are in no
way limited to:
• The script as a literary work
• Books written after the film
• Adaptations: children’s literature, romance novels, westerns,
science fiction novels, comic books, autobiographies, religious texts,
• Disney’s fairy tales
• Writers or literature in film
• Authors known for both their books and the movies made from them
(Stephen King, John Grisham, J. K. Rowling, Tom Clancy, etc.)
• Issues surrounding the 2007/08 writer’s strike
Please submit 250 word proposals (for papers approx. 15 minutes in
length) to panel chair James Lange at Attachments
should be in Rich Text or Word format only, and please include your name,
professional affiliation, and contact information in the body of your
email. Deadline for proposals is February 18th, 2008.

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