CFP: Film Adaptation (11/1/05; PCA/ACA, 4/12/06-4/16/06)

full name / name of organization: 
Prof. Housel

FILM ADAPTATION CALL FOR PAPERS for the 2006 Popular Culture Association =
(PCA)/ American Culture Association (ACA) conference in Atlanta, Georgia =
from April 12th to April 16th:

If you have an idea, I want to see it! Film Adaptation includes =
anything from adapted novels and short-stories to graphic novels, comic =
books, history, musicals, plays, poetry, biography, autobiography, =
legend, and more! Film adaptation is a rapidly growing area of =
scholarly interest and research as Hollywood continues to evolve film =
into a twenty-first century mythology--larger-than-life vibrant, dynamic =
images interpreting and reinterpreting the human condition--and like the =
mythology of the Greeks, Hollywood film mythology of the twenty-first =
century influences the audience and society greatly in terms of =
expectations on how to live life everyday with family to more complex =
issues with politics and religion....

Unusual ideas are always welcome--the 2005 conference had =
well-researched presentations as diverse as adaptations of ADAPTATION, =
the Charlie Kaufman film to studies on Frankenstein, Harry Potter, =
Superhero/comics, classic literature, and much, much more!

Proposals invited for, but not limited to, the following areas of film =

-BIOPICS (Kevin Spacey's film on Bobby Darin, The Aviator, Ray, etc.)
-COMICS (Fantastic Four, Batman Begins, X-Men, Spiderman, The Punisher, =
Elektra, Catwoman, etc.)
-HISTORY (Alexander, etc.)
-POETRY (Troy, etc.)
-MUSICALS (Phantom of the Opera)
-PLAYS (Wit, etc.)
-LEGEND/MYTHOLOGY (Arthurian films, The Ring, White Noise, etc.)
-HORROR (Frankenstein, Dracula, etc.)
-SHORT STORIES (High Noon--from The Tin Star, Memento, etc.)
-NOVELS (House of Sand and Fog, Big Fish, Hitchiker's Guide to the =
Galaxy, Lord of the Rings, etc.)
-AUTO-BIO PICS (Eight Mile, etc.)
-RELIGION (Passion of the Christ, Ten Commandments, etc.)
-CHILDREN'S LIT. (Harry Potter films, Polar Express, Charlie and the =
Chocolate Factory, etc.)

Abstracts of 150-200 words are invited before November 1, 2005 with full =
name, school affiliation, address, email, and phone in an attached, Word =
format file or in the text of your email to:

Rebecca Housel, Film Adaptation Area Chair or

A selection of the 2005 papers presented at the San Diego conference are =
being published by Cambridge Scholars Press and several of the 2005 =
conference papers were also accepted for publication in the Journal of =
Popular Culture.

Responses to abstracts may be expected by November 20th. Also, please =
note that PAID registration for the 2006 Atlanta conference must be made =
NO LATER than January 1, 2006.
For further conference information, please see the site below:

All Film Adaptation presenters are invited to collectively meet and =
greet in the lounge at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis, where the =
conference will take place--time and date TBA. Please contact me with =
ANY questions...I look forward to working with you!

Rebecca or

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