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What is a classic? And what is an adaptation? Is an adaptation of a classic always in a disadvantaged position vis-à-vis the source text? These seemingly disparate questions converge upon a single set of problems about authority in discourse, about hierarchies of influence, and about originality and interpretation. Studying the intersection of adaptation theory and the notion of the ‘classic’ or ‘classical’ broadly understood has the potential to shed light on fundamental issues across a variety of time periods, disciplines, and media.
LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: (Utrecht, Netherlands)
ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: The American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA)
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