The topic of adaptation has gained renewed attention and relevance in the last ten years especially due to the constantly changing landscape of film and media technology. The recent shift from analogue to digital technology has inspired heated debates about the nature of cinema, and the relations between textual and visual narratives, while promoting re-conceptualizations of media specificity as far as both practices of production and consumption (forms and experiences of viewing) are concerned.
The relevance of such debates internationally is evinced first in the conspicuous publication of key volumes devoted to such paradigm shifts (e.g., REVINVENTING FILM STUDIES, 2000; Kamilla Elliott’s RETHINIKNG THE NOVEL/FILM DEBATE, 2003; Linda Hutcheon’s THEORY OF ADAPTATION, 2006). Secondly multifarious approaches to adaptation - including, within this rubric, novel concepts of translation as well as remakes - have been a recurrent subject of investigation at several main conferences (Modern Language Association, USA; German Studies Association, USA; American Comparative Language Association; Popular and American Culture Association, USA etc.). Finally and, perhaps, most importantly, journal issues as well as entire refereed journals have sprung around the re-invented field of adaptation studies (i.e., GEGENWARTSLITERATURE, vol 7 (2008); and the new journal, ADAPTATION, edited by Deborah Cartmell, Timothy Corrigan and Imelda Whelehan, and published by Oxford University Press).
Presentations address the issue of cinematic adaptation broadly defined, including phenomena such as the remake, imitation and re-mediation, reflecting the interdisciplinary nature of the topic.
Speakers include: Dean Alexander, David Ciccoricco, Clément Da Gama, Alistair Fox, Constantin Grigorut, Gabrielle Hine, Lawrence Jones, Kerri Kilner, Harriet Margolis, Jo Murphy, Cecila Novero, Arthur Pomeroy, Ellen Pullar, Hilary Radner, Simon Ryan, Matthew Sibley, Erica Todd, Gordon Turner
|Date||Friday, 18 February 2011 - Saturday, 19 February 2011|
|Time||2:00pm - 6:00pm|
|Department||Film & Media Studies Programme|
|Location||Barclay Theatre, Otago Museum, Dunedin|
|Contact Name||Cecilia Novero and Hilary Radner|
|Contact Phone||479-8694 or 479-3987|