CFP: Adaptation (11/1/06; PCA/ACA, 4/4/07-4/7/07)

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Leslie Fife
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  Deadline for Abstracts: Nov 1, 2006
  For the 2007 Popular Culture Association (PCA)/
  American Culture Association (ACA) Conference
  in Boston, Massachusetts, from April 4th to April 7th.
  Adaptation studies, long the step-child to both literary studies
  and film studies, has begun to mature into its own discipline
  spanning the gaps between film, literature, and translation
  studies. Since at least the time of George Bluestone a handful
  of scholars has worked to understand adaptation not simply
  as a way of thinking about literary works that have been
  adapted to the screen, but in a larger context of mimesis,
  influence, and intertextuality.
  This section of the American Culture Association is looking
  for papers on any aspect of adaptation. This includes papers
  treating the adaptation of literature to film and other new media,
  film and other new media to literature, literature to literature, etc.
  ("Literature" is defined broadly here to include everything from
  novels and biographies to children's books and comics.)
  Although we welcome a broad range of topics and subject matter,
  we are particularly interested this year in papers that apply the
  theoretical work of Stam, Naremore, and others to largely
  unexplored questions of intercultural adaptations. How, for
  instance, was a film like "We Were Soldiers," shown in most
  South American countries under the title "We Were Heroes,"
  adapted for non-US audiences? Or what adaptations occur,
  as one paper in Atlanta discussed, when Spiderman comic
  books are produced in Hindi? Another recent paper examined
  how one might adapt a popular Brazilian novel for the British
  Stage. These intercultural adaptations exemplify some of the
  most interesting relationships in literary/cinematic/new media
  Please send 150-250 word abstracts by November 1, 2006
  to Dr. Dennis Cutchins via email at
  Or by regular mail to:
  Dr. Dennis Cutchins
  English Department
  Brigham Young University
  Provo, UT 84602
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