Call for Papers

“Any adaptation is a translation, and there is such a thing as an unreadably faithful translation; and I believe a degree of reinterpretation for the new language may be not only inevitable but desirable.” -- David Mitchell

The last twenty years have seen an explosion in popularity in the adaptation of speculative fiction. From Electric Dreams to the Lord of the Rings Online to the MCU to God of War, the proliferation of media drawing from and making choices about how to convert the written word to another medium shows no signs of stopping.

Building on its proximity to Hollywood, LAMoot issues a call for papers, panels, and presentations interrogating the process and challenges of adapting speculative fiction and mythology to film, television, video games, music, or any other creative medium.

This topic should be understood as broadly as possible and, in addition to traditional academic analysis, LAMoot welcomes proposals which include creative presentations, performances, or screenings.

LAMoot is soliciting proposals for moderating discussion panels during the event. Submissions will be open until Saturday, October 20, 2018.

Please note that Submission of a proposal constitutes an agreement to attend the conference if the proposal is accepted.

 

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