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Tue, 5 Apr 2022 19:04:13 -0500
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Dear Colleagues,

The Literature/Film Association is excited to announce our 2022 conference
in New Orleans. We invite proposals that engage our conference theme, "Work
& Play," in all its possible meanings. New work in adaptation studies
beyond the conference theme is welcome as well.

The conference will be held October 20-22 at the Four Points Sheraton on
Bourbon Street. Deadline for proposals is July 1.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at
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We hope you will join us in New Orleans this fall!

Best wishes,
Pete Kunze
Conference Chair


*2022 Literature/Film Association Conference  *

*Conference Theme: Work & Play*

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

October 20 to October 22, 2022

Keynote: Vicki Mayer, Tulane University

We are excited to return to in-person conferencing this fall with an
examination of work and play, broadly conceived. Holding the annual
conference of the Literature/Film Association in New Orleans raises
questions of labor and leisure in relation to adaptation in the study of
literature, film, and media. Not only has the city served as the home to
writers and filmmakers, but it also has become a major media capital in its
own right, enticing television and film production with tax incentives and
its distinctive culture. As “work” and “play” have motivated a good deal of
recent scholarship across literature, film, and media studies, we invite
presentations that put these concerns in conversation with adaptation,
broadly defined. While we welcome papers on any aspect of film and media
studies, we are especially interested in presentations that address one or
more of the following concerns regarding work or play:

   - the work behind adapting into a different medium
   - labor and cultural production
   - authorship and adaptation
   - the workplace as cultural intersection/metaphor in literature, film,
   and media
   - production studies and below-the-line labor
   - play in cultural production
   - teaching adaptation and adapting teaching
   - labor, social change, and adaptation
   - adaptation as textual play
   - gameplay as adaptation
   - games as adaptations or adapting games
   - play in analyzing and interpreting text
   - plays as adaptations or adapting plays into a different medium

performance as adaptation

We also have significant interest in general studies of American and
international cinema, film and technology, television, new media, and other
cultural or political issues connected to the moving image. In addition to
academic papers, presentation proposals about pedagogy or from creative
writers, artists, and filmmakers are also welcome.

Vicki Mayer is Professor of Communication at Tulane University. Her
research encompasses media and communication industries, their political
economies, infrastructures, and their organizational work cultures. Her
publications seek to theorize and illustrate how these industries shape
workers and how media and communication work shapes workers and citizens.
Her theories inform her work in the digital humanities and pedagogy, most
recently on ViaNolaVie and NewOrleansHistorical. Her books include *Producing
Dreams, Consuming Youth: Mexican Americans and Mass Media*; *Below the
Line: Producers and Production Studies in the New Television Economy*;
and *Almost
Hollywood, Nearly New Orleans: The Lure of the Local Film Economy*.

Please submit your proposal via this Google Form
 by July 1, 2022. You will receive a confirmation email within 48 hours. If
you have any questions or concerns, contact Pete Kunze at
[log in to unmask] Accepted presenters will be notified by August
1, and the conference program will be available by August 15 to enable
travel planning. We also anticipate a professionalization pre-conference

The conference hotel rate of $199/night is available at the Four Points
Sheraton French Quarter. The conference registration fee is $200 ($150 for
students and retirees) before October 1, 2022 and $225 ($175 for students
and retirees) thereafter. All conference attendees must also be current
members of the Literature/Film Association. Annual dues are $20. To
register for the conference and pay dues following acceptance of your
proposal, select your registration and click on the PayPal “Buy Now” button
below that will take you to where you can sign in to your PayPal account
and complete the transaction.

Presenters will be invited to submit their work to the *Literature/Film
Quarterly* for potential publication. For details on the journal’s
submission requirements, visit here

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