News Archive – 2013

8th Annual Conference of the Association of Adaptation Studies

We are pleased to announce details of the 8th Annual Conference of the Association of Adaptation Studies at Linnæus University, Växjö, Sweden, 26-27 September 2013. Download the Disturbing Adaptations poster (PDF).

Travel Scholarships Available

The Association of Adaptation Studies invites applications for travel scholarships to attend Adaptations and Multiplicities, the Ninth Annual Adaptations Conference at Flagler University, Florida.
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Adapting the Canon Conference

The Adapting the Canon conference will take place 10 October 2014 at The Institute for Modern Languages Research, Senate House, London. Keynote speakers are: Professor Dudley Andrew, Yale University; Dr Kamilla Elliott, University of Lancaster; and Professor Clive Scott, University of East Anglia.
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Call for Papers: From Theatre to Screen – and Back Again!

One-day conference
Wednesday 19 February in Trinity House
De Montfort University, Leicester

Papers are invited on relevant aspects of theatre, film and television. Topics might include audience, authenticity, collaboration, cultural contexts, genre, identities, ideology, location or time-period. It is hoped that a special issue of the journal, Adaptation (OUP), will be published following the conference. Abstracts for papers (200 words maximum) should be sent to and by the 4th November 2013.

Download the From Theatre to Screen poster (PDF).
Visit the conference website.

AHRC Funding for UK/EU Arts and Humanities Research Students

The Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership will be awarding 410 PhD studentships over a five year period to excellent research students in the arts and humanities.
Further information can be found here.

University of West London PhD Scholarship: Adaptation Studies

The University wishes to appoint a Graduate Scholar in the field of Adaptation Studies
Further information can be found here.

2014 AAS Conference to be Held at Flagler College, Florida.

In 2014 the Association of Adaptation Studies annual conference will return to the USA. The two main days of the conference will be Friday 26th and Saturday 27th September 2014. More details and a Call for Papers to follow.

The Adaptation Essay Prize 2013

The Adaptation Essay Prize is a new innovation from the journal, launched in 2011 to encourage the best new scholarship in the field. While the journal publishes many articles which focus on the relationship between literature and film, the Editors are particularly keen to publish work which challenges the primacy of that relationship: this might include essays on computer games, opera, popular music, animation, genre fiction or work with a wider theoretical sweep. Further information can be found here.