112th Annual Conference - Riverside Convention Center, California
Friday, October 31 - Sunday, November 2, 2014

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Adaptation: Literature to Film I

Session Chair: 
Yolanda Doub, California State University, Fresno
Session 9: 9:00-10:30am
RCC Meeting Room 1


  1. Mary H. Snyder, Diablo Valley College
    This paper puts forth a unique approach to examining literature-to-film adaptations. In their writing, Julia Kristeva and Hélène Cixous show how maternal metaphors can be applied to the creation of texts. I propose applying such metaphors to literature-to-film adaptations as an effective means to understand and explore further these adaptations.
  2. Aili Zheng, Willamette University
    I will consider the representation of performativities in film adaptation, followed by an analysis of Mihály Kertész' (Michael Curtiz) historical epic based on Arthur Schnitzler's drama Der junge Medardus.
  3. Roxana Blancas Curiel, University of California, Riverside
    I will explore the concept of remediation through some of the techniques that operate in television and how this function in the construction of a narrative aesthetic using two novels of writers from the Spanish Generation X and its cinematographic versions. 
  4. Nicole Kenley, Simpson University
    This paper reads David Mitchell's 2004 novel and the Wachowski's 2012 film against each other to interrogate the notion of the unfilmable. The paper argues that the film's cinematic interpretations of the novel's formal elements intersect with the book on a thematic level that ironically both connects and separates film from text.
Session Cancelled: