Between Lines: Adaptation, Space, & Creation
April 4-6, 2013 at UNC – Chapel Hill
The act of reading a text or appreciating a work of art occurs at the intersection of a number of creative processes. We can conceptualize this space of interpretation as existing between the space of enunciation and that of adaptation or (re)writing. This schema allows us to situate the ever-evolving text within its ongoing journey of becoming, each phase of which can potentially (re)define the text and how we understand it. The 2013 Carolina Conference on Romance Literatures invites contributions that further explore this ever-shifting nature of the text. Papers may examine the significance of the locus of production, reader-response theory, and the vaguely defined frontiers between writing, reading, and rewriting. Studies regarding intertextuality or adaptation theory are welcome. We also encourage submissions related to cinema, music, multi-media art forms and adaptations of works between these media.
Keynote speakers for the 2013 Carolina Conference are Karen Pinkus (Italian), Rosa Montero (Spanish), and Jarrod Hayes (French). A special reading will be given by Juan Villoro (Spanish).
Papers or panels on all aspects of literature and film in French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, and Comparative Literature will be considered. Proposals may address, but are not restricted to, the title theme. To submit an abstract of 250 words or less, please register at ccrl.unc.edu. For more information, visit the website or email the coordinators at email@example.com.
*Note that pre-organized panel members must submit individual abstracts through the website in addition to submitting one panel proposal by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or to the appropriate coordinator.
*New this year: see the attached abstract template form.