Cinema Television Literature Society Panels for American Literature Association Conference, May 26-29, 2016 San Francisco, CA

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The Cinema Television Literature Society

The Cinema Television Literature Society welcomes proposals for two panels to be held at the 2016 ALA Conference in San Francisco, May 26-29, 2016.

The first panel, "Philip K. Dick: Cinema and Television Adaptations," seeks four presentations based on thirteen works of Phillip K. Dick that have been adapted for film or television, beginning with Ridley Scott's Blade Runner (1982) to The Man in the High Castle (2015) a television series produced by Amazon Studios, Scott Free, Headline Pictures and Electric Shepherd Productions.

The second panel, "Film and Television Adaptations of American Literary Works Written Prior to 1914" seeks four presentations based on American literary works from the colonial era through the end of the 19th century. Examples of recent adaptations range from The Pilgrims: American Experience (2015) directed by Rick Burns, based on William Bradford's Of Plimouth Plantation; The Heart of Sea (2015) directed by Ron Howard, a prequel to Melville's Moby Dick; and Twelve Years a Slave (2013) by Steve McQueen on based Solomon Northrup's 1853 slavery memoire. However all proposals on film or television adaptations of literary works published prior to 1914 will be considered.

Proposals (for presentations no longer than twenty minutes) should include the title of the panel, the title of your presentation, your name and affiliation, and a 200- to 400-word abstract. Send submissions for both panels to Christine Danelski at by January 15, 2016.