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

Film and Literature II

Session Chair: 
Pamela Trayser, Arizona State University
Session 2: Friday 10 – 11:30 am
Henry 227
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  1. Sharon Sieber, Idaho State University
    Because of film narrative’s ability to simultaneously portray and represent, certain films are especially interesting for study in the ways they resonate within a current society’s definition of realism, and as they relate to political realities; films influence written narrative, and texts change as they are adapted to film narrative.
  2. Richard Hill, Chaminade University of Honolulu
    Robert Louis Stevenson is one of the most filmed authors of the nineteenth century. His literary style is one of the most critical aspects of this influence, particularly on early cinema. This paper will demonstrate this style, and its influence on other significant authors, using Treasure Island as a model.
  3. Thomas Walsh, Arts University Bournemouth
    The paper offers a simultaneous reading of written texts and animated adaptations to consider the Modernist notions of embodied sight. Tim Booth’s films Ulys (2000) and The Prisoner (1983), adaptations of Joyce’s Ulysses and Yeats’ The Lake Isle of Innisfree respectively, will be used to consider the structural ambivalence of Modernism that can be subversive and unstable, or alternatively prescribe a dynamic violent order through acts of seeing.
  4. Mary H. Snyder, Diablo Valley College
    This paper will investigate a “female gaze” that is distinct from the “male gaze” identified by Laura Mulvey in 1975, drawing from A Zookeeper’s Wife, both book and film, written and directed by women, and Their Finest Hour and a Half/Their Finest, novel/film, also written and directed by women.
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