Film and Literature (Panel)


Standing Session
Film and Media Studies / World Literatures and Comparative Studies

Violeta Lorenzo Feliciano (University of Arkansas)
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The Film and Literature session is open to all papers that explore some critical framing between film and literature. Papers can examine narrative and aesthetic perspectives of film and literature within the realm of genre, race, ethnicity, gender, working-class, and disability studies. Analyses of film and literature with a focus on auteurist, feminist, and/or psychoanalytic theoretical approaches are also welcomed. However, this session will give special consideration to papers that engage with the 2020 conference theme of "City of God, City of Destruction." Applicants are encouraged to look at the PAMLA website for more details about the conference theme.
The Film and Literature session is interested in how, in the words of critic Mieke Bal, iconography and literature are “embedded in and respond to cultural traditions that are deeply narrative” as well as in the “intertextual and interdiscoursive relationship” between literature and film (Narratology 165, 168). Thus, this session is open to all papers that explore some critical framing between film and literature. Papers can examine narrative and aesthetic perspectives of film and literature within the realm of genre, race, ethnicity, gender, working-class, and disability studies. Analyses of film and literature with a focus on auteurist, feminist, and/or psychoanalytic theoretical approaches are also welcomed. However, this session will give special consideration to papers that engage with the 2020 conference theme of "City of God, City of Destruction" and explore the connections between cities and fictions and how both may be informed by a religious poetics. Applicants are encouraged to look at the PAMLA website for more details about the conference theme.