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

Adaptation Studies II

Session Chair: 
Lindsay Schaffer, University of California, Riverside
Session 8: Saturday 3:05 – 4:35 pm
Education (Brogan) 101
Topic Area: 


  1. Aili Zheng, Willamette University
    Intercultural films elicit a variety of responses in the spectator. With the parameters of cognitive science in mind, I will consider recent films involving Germany, China and Japan.
  2. Carrie Morrow, California State University, San Marcos
    The complexities of adaptation mirror those of translation, thus forcing us to consider the integral role of adaptors in their understanding of the original context; the success of the adaptation depends not on fidelity, but on the effective translation of the cultural, social, and historical implications into the target context.
  3. Steven Holmes, University of Hawai'i, Manoa
    Multiplayer Online Battle Arenas (MOBA) come from a narrative tradition. This paper explores the connection of The Romance of the Three Kingdoms to the contemporary MOBA genre. This historical survey of influences on the MOBA genre includes The Romance of the Three Kingdoms, the Dynasty Warriors franchise, the modding community of Starcraft, and the Warcraft modding community, which became the basis for the MOBA genre as we understand it today.
  4. Jade Lum, University of Hawai'i, Manoa
    This paper analyzes how literary adaptations, such as Neil Gaiman’s The Sleeper and the Spindle, can be employed as a pedagogical space to enable an un-coercive process on the readers’ imaginations, particularly an un-training from heteronormative values. This paper then considers how adaptations can “un-train” or “re-train” the readers’ understanding of hegemonic social constructs by changing or perpetuating these values.
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