Sunday, January 18, 2009

CFP: Adapting Children's Texts (4/15/09; SAMLA, 11/6/09-11/8/09)

South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference
Children's Literature Discussion Circle Panel 2009

Adapting Children's Texts

Adapted texts saturate children's culture - lining toy stores, pervading book shelves, filling television time slots, and permeating Internet websites. With so many children's texts either crossing cultural divides, or becoming multimedia franchises, adaptation seems to go beyond the discussions of fidelity. This panel seeks scholarship on the various ways of approaching adapted texts in Children's and Adolescent Literature other than questions of fidelity to an original.

Whether it involves print to screen, or television to picture book, we seek submissions that examine a wide range of adaptation topics such as adaptation across culture, textual infidelities in adaptation, and adaptation across media. Any critical/theoretical approach is welcome.

Please email one-page abstracts or eight-page papers or any questions to Cathlena Martin at camartin [at] The deadline for this call is April 15, 2009.

The South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference (SAMLA) will be held November 6-8, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia, at the Renaissance Atlanta Hotel Downtown. More information regarding the conference will be posted shortly at

Chair 2009: Cathlena Martin
Affiliation: Samford University
Email: camartin [at]

Secretary 2009: Amberyl Malkovich
Affiliation: Concord University
Email: amalkovich [at]

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