CFP: Adaptation: British Lit of the 19th C and Film (12/31/06; collection)

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Call for Papers for a Collection of Essays
Adaptation: British Literature of the Nineteenth Century and Film
The recent surge of literature and film courses and use of film clips in the
classroom has led to an increase in studies on adaptation. By bringing
together many different approaches to the topic, this book will provide an
overview of the subject of the adaptation of nineteenth-century British works, as
well as examinations into the creation of adaptations and their use in the
classroom. Although a wide range of critical approaches will be considered,
the emphasis should be on what particular adaptations reveal about the ways in
which nineteenth-century British texts are understood, responded to, and
analyzed depending on particular cultural contexts. Consequently, this book
will be a valuable resource for researchers, educators in both literature and
film studies, adaptors, and everyone interested in adaptation.
Possible topics include, but need not be limited to:
Theoretical Approaches:
Types of adaptations
History of adaptation
Early history of the cinema
Film-historical perspective
Analysis of Adaptations:
Individual works
Genre studies
National studies
Directors and auteurs
Practical Approaches:
The process of adaptation
Using adaptations in the classroom
How film informs our understanding of literary texts
Send original papers or proposals (approximately 600 words), with a short
academic bio, to Abigail Burnham Bloom (_abiga52088_at_aol.com_
( ) by December 31, 2006. Submissions may be made by email or
surface mail.
Abigail Burnham Bloom
54 Riverside Drive, 15D
New York, NY 10024
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