15/5/2019 – CFP: Reboot, Repurpose, Recycle

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Literature/Film Association Annual Conference @ University of Oregon in Portland.

What, when & where

September 12-14, 2019
Portland, Oregon, USA
Keynotes: Amanda Ann Klein, East Carolina University; Matt McCormick, Gonzaga University

In holding this year’s conference in downtown Portland, one of the most environmentally conscious cities in the United States, we invite attendees to consider the themes of “repurpose” and “recycle,” broadly conceived. What function—socially, politically, and economically—do sequels, remakes, and reboots serve in media culture? How do reboots and remakes allow creators and audiences not only to revisit, but reimagine familiar narratives? What historical precedents might we return to in our attempts to better understand the nature and influence of series, serials, and (trans)media franchises today? And how might adaptation studies play a vital role in these critical discussions? While we welcome papers on any aspect of adaptation studies, we are especially interested in presentations that address one or more of the following concerns (or similar topics):

· transmedia storytelling

· media franchising

· recombinant culture

· questions of authorship

· film genres and genre cycles

· economic and industrial perspectives on remakes

· rebooting television series

· evaluating sequels, remakes, and reboots

· the question of originality and artistry in adaptation

· environmental media and ecocritical perspectives

· ecocinema and ecomedia

· media and the anthropocene

· historical precedents in series, serial, and franchise storytelling

· formalist and narratological approaches to series, serial, and franchise storytelling

· narrative extensions into new media, including video games

· the impact of #OscarsSoWhite and #MeToo on reimagining adaptation

· teaching adaptation

Deadline & how to apply

Please submit your proposal via this Google Form by May 15, 2019. If you have any questions or concerns, contact Pete Kunze at litfilmconference@gmail.com. Accepted presenters will be notified by June 1.

Other info, Links & conditions

The conference registration fee is US$200 (US$150 for students and retirees) before August 1, 2019 and US$225 (US$175 for students and retirees) thereafter. All conference attendees must also be current members of the Literature/Film Association, and all presenters must be registered by September 1 to appear on the final conference program. Annual dues are US$20. To register for the conference and pay dues following acceptance of your proposal, visit the Literature/Film Association website at http://litfilm.org/conference [litfilm.org] and use our PayPal feature.


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