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CALL. 23.09.2016: Adapting the Classics - Utrecht (Netherlands)




LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: (Utrecht, Netherlands)

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: The American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA)

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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. This seminar invites papers that seek to explore the place of ‘the classical’ within discourses and traditions; that examine particular instances of reception and adaptation of ‘classics’ in and/or across various media; or that delve into the hierarchies and processes of adaptation.

Abstract length: Less than 250 words

Timeline: If you are interested in submitting an abstract but would like to know more please contact the panel organizers:



Submission Process: Abstracts will be accepted from 1st to 23rd of September 2016 through the ACLA portal.

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Please note that you do not have to be a member of the association to submit an abstract, but you do have to join to attend the conference.

Panel seminars run over 2-3 days depending on the number of participants. So you are only committed for a couple of hours per day.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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