CFP: [Children] Adapting Childrenâs Texts (4/15/09; SAMLA, 11/6/09-11/8/09)

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Cathlena Martin
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SAMLA Children's Literature Discussion Circle Panel 2009
Adapting Children’s Texts

Adapted texts saturate children’s cultureâ€"lining toy stores, pervading book
shelves, filling television time slots, and permeating Internet websites.
With so many children’s texts either crossing cultural divides, or becoming
multimedia franchises, adaptation seems to go beyond the discussions of
fidelity. This panel seeks scholarship on the various ways of approaching
adapted texts in Children's and Adolescent Literature other than questions
of fidelity to an original. Whether it involves print to screen, or
television to picture book, we seek submissions that examine a wide range
of adaptation topics such as adaptation across culture, textual
infidelities in adaptation, and adaptation across media. Any
critical/theoretical approach is welcome.

Please email one-page abstracts or eight-page papers or any questions to
Cathlena Martin at The deadline for this call is
April 15, 2009.

The South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference (SAMLA) will be
held November 6-8, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia, at the Renaissance Atlanta
Hotel Downtown. More information regarding the conference will be posted
shortly at

Chair 2009: Cathlena Martin
Affiliation: Samford University

Secretary 2009: Amberyl Malkovich
Affiliation: Concord University

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