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*202**1 Literature/Film Association Conference *

*New Orleans, Louisiana, USA *

*October 21 to October 23, 2021 *

Keynote: Vicki Mayer, Tulane University

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
   - game play 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 link
<> by July 1, 2021. If you have any
questions or concerns, contact [log in to unmask] Accepted
presenters will be notified by July 15, and the conference program will be
available by August 1. We anticipate being in person, but we will follow
CDC guidelines accordingly.

The conference hotel rate of $199/night is available at the Four Points
Sheraton French Quarter. Limited travel grant support is planned to be
available for select graduate students, non-tenure-track faculty, and/or
independent scholars and artists. We also will award Best Graduate Student
Paper. Details for an added application process for such support will be
shared following proposal acceptances in July.

The conference registration fee is $200 ($150 for students and retirees)
before October 1, 2021 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, visit the
Literature/Film Association website at
use our PayPal feature.

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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