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Call For Papers for Our Next Conference

"The Image and the Word"

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8) "And the Word became Celluloid, and Dwelt Among Us: Hollywood and the American Novel"
Panel Chair: Dan Fyfe, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
E-mail: daniel.fyfe@ulpgc.es  


Hollywood adaptations of literary works have had varying degrees of artistic success. Gone with the Wind (1939) and The Grapes of Wrath (1940) are considered classics of the Golden Age of Hollywood, and To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) and One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) are counted among the greatest films ever made. But film adaptations of venerated American novels do not always succeed: John Huston's Moby Dick (1956) entertains but fails to do justice to Melville's masterwork, while Roland Joffé's The Scarlet Letter (1995) is considered one of the worst adaptations of a classic American novel ever made. The Great Gatsby has been adapted to the big screen three times (not counting a silent film made in 1926, now lost), most recently in 2013, with mixed results. This panel will explore Hollywood's successes and failures in some of its adaptations of literature to film. What do we find at the heart of a great American novel, and how is that essence "made celluloid"? Is adherence to the original text sacred? What about omissions? In keeping with the theme of the conference, this panel will examine cinematic adaptations of several American novels to better understand the interactions and tensions between American literature and film.


Please submit all paper proposals directly to the Panel Chair using this form no later than October 15, 2018.

Panel Chairs will notify applicants of their acceptance/rejection no later than November 15, 2016.

For information on the Conference Venue see the Organizing Committee's website.

SAAS members, ASA members, and other scholars (not necessarily affiliated with any of these associations), are invited to submit proposals to the panel of their choice. Donwload this form, fill it out, and send it via email to the chair of your selected panel.

In order to present a paper, participants who are not SAAS, ASA, APEAA or HELAAS members will be required to pay a one year's membership fee (and enjoy the benefits for the following year) plus the conference fee.

Students have to become SAAS members (if they are not SAAS/ASA/APEEA/HELAAS members already) and pay 50 percent of the registration fee (60€ early bird/75€ late registration) if they wish to present a paper and/or attend the "Félix Martín" Doctoral Seminar.

Deadline: October 15, 2018

Further guideliness for participants can be found here.

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