CFP: Film Adaptation (11/1/05; PCA/ACA, 4/12/06-4/15/06)

full name / name of organization: 
Leslie Fife
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for the 2006 Popular Culture Association (PCA)/ American Culture Association (ACA) conference in Atlanta, Georgia from April 12th to April 15th:


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 adaptation:


-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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