116th Annual Conference - Bellingham, Washington
Friday, November 9 - Sunday, November 11, 2018

Adaptation Studies

Session Chair: 
Yolanda Doub, California State University, Fresno
Session 2: Friday 3:20 pm – 4:50 pm
Miller Hall 105
Topic Area: 


  1. Maki Sadahiro, Meijigakuin University
    This paper examines the way and the extent to which counterintuitive forms of resistance are actualized in Herman Melville’s novella Billy Budd and its film adaptations. The melodramatically staged scene of the failure emotionally affects those who witnessed it and successfully preserves the possibility of future revolution. 
  2. Emily Travis, UC Santa Cruz
    This paper considers the hybrid histories of Brazilian diarist Alice Dayrell Caldeira Brant’s Minda vida de menina in the context of two hypertexts—Elizabeth Bishop’s translation and Helena Solberg’s film adaptation—to explore the rhetorical potentiality afforded through lifewriting, the theory and praxis of translation, and the effects/affects of adaptation.
  3. Aili Zheng, Willamette University
    I will explore how performativities fare in film adaptation relating to social status and gender.
Session Cancelled: