114th Annual Conference - Pasadena, California
Friday, November 11 - Sunday, November 13, 2016

Adaptation Studies II

Session Chair: 
Aili Zheng, Willamette University
Topic Area: 


  1. Adam Kaiserman, College of the Canyons
    My essay focuses on Trilling’s work as a script supervisor for Channing, a television series adaptation of his campus-fiction “Of This Time, of That Place.”  As a public intellectual, Trilling presented himself as a “cultural supervisor” who sought to guide the culture as a whole. However, he was unable to affect the supervision that he desired in television
  2. Gail Sheehan, Salem State University
    This paper explores the archive as a critical setting in Anita Shreve’s The Weight of Water and in Kathryn Bigelow’s film adaptation of Shreve’s novel. Both novel and film concern the developing awareness of Jean, the present-day narrator.  In each text, an archive serves as the gateway for Jean to understand the current and future state of her marriage by learning about the hidden life of Maren, her nineteenth-century double.    
  3. Kathleen Lundeen, Western Washington University
    In Love and Friendship, the epistolary method of Lady Susan inflects the film but with a contemporary spin. As a remediation of Austen’s satirical novella, the film is constructed as a cinematic version of social media, showing what happens when, increasingly, one’s life doesn’t occur in real time but in the rapid response of tweets and texts.
  4. Lindsay Schaffer, University of California, Riverside
    This paper will examine the translation of narrative strategy in the novel Les Liaisons dangereuses and its Korean film adaptation Untold Scandal (2003) to show how a very particular stylistic form of narration, the epistolary form, can be translated for the cinema.
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