Rewriting, Remixing, and Reloading: Adaptations across the Globe
Centre for British Studies, Berlin, 30 September to 1 October, 2010
Call for Papers and Panels
Convenors: Pascal Nicklas (Humboldt University Berlin),
Gesa Stedman (GBZ Berlin), Eckart Voigts-Virchow (Siegen University)
The Centre for British Studies, Berlin (Großbritannienzentr
Theoretical perspectives and keywords in adaptation studies: adaptation, intertextuality, intermediality, remediation, translation, appropriation, re-writing, remixing, reloading.
– Genres of adaptation: fantasy, Gothic, horror, science fiction, western, crime, romcom, teen movies, etc.
- Adaptation and the canon.
- Intercultural adaptation and assimilation: globalizing the ‘Anglosphere’.
– Adapting nations, cultures and ethnicities.
- Teaching adaptation across the globe.
- The role of translation in adaptation studies.
- Post-literary adaptation: cartoons, games, oral narratives.
- Adaptation and performance.
– Audiences of adaptation.
- Locations of adaptation: film, television. Web 2.0, YouTube and social media.
- Screens and sounds: adaptation, audiobooks and music.
- Dressing up adaptations: costumes and mise-en-scène.
– Adaptation and the stage: plays, theatre, performance.
- Confrontational adaptation: mash-ups and trailer edits.
- Cult adaptations and the cult of adaptation.
- Actualizing the classics: myths, antiquity, Shakespeare, etc.
– The auteurs of adaptation.
- Adapting authors: literary bio-pics.
- “Now a major motion picture” – marketing adaptation.
- Adapting trauma and catastrophe.
- Heritage and history in performance on stage and screen.
– Remaking and rehashing: iterating, re-making and re-presenting film history on screen.
- Adaptation industries: Hollywood, Bollywood, Europe.
- Adaptation and gender: Masculinity, femininity, queerings.
- Adapting fiction and non-fiction, documentary formats.
– Adaptation and re-writing: Novels, novelizations, screenplays, storyboards.
- Adaptation, parody, pastiche.
- Metadaptation: Self-reflexive adaptations.
200-word abstracts of suggested papers (20 minutes) plus short biographical note should be sent
by June 1, 2010, to Prof. Dr. Eckart Voigts-Virchow
Only paid-up members of AAS are eligible to give papers at this conference. Membership subscriptions may be taken out during the conference.