115th Annual Conference - Honolulu, Hawaii
Friday, November 10 - Sunday, November 12, 2017

Adaptation Studies I

Session Chair: 
Lindsay Schaffer, University of California, Riverside
Session 7: Saturday 1:15 – 2:45 pm
Education (Brogan) 101
Topic Area: 


  1. Yolanda Doub, California State University, Fresno
    This paper explores the trajectory of Ciudades desiertas (1982), a Mexican novel from the Onda generation’s José Augustín, first as an homage to Jack Keroac’s 1957 Beat classic On the Road, and subsequently as the source material for the 2016 film adaptation, You’re Killing Me, Susana.
  2. Alice Defacq, Independent Scholar
    This presentation explores the place in the world of the musical of the libretto, a fluid document that is subject to change to please the audience of the host country. We will examine the librettos of Zorro (2008) as altered for Paris in 2009 and for Tokyo in 2011.
  3. Mariah Devereux Herbeck, Boise State University
      Following a summary of ways the French female concierge has seen / been seen in French culture, literature and film, this presentation will analyze her role of privileged observer in Simenon’s 1933 novel Les Fiançailles de M. Hire and subsequent elimination from the novel’s two filmic adaptations,Panique (Julien Duvivier, 1946) and Monsieur Hire (Patrice Leconte, 1989). 
Session Cancelled: