In Memoriam: Laurence Raw
The Association of Adaptation Studies is saddened to report the death of former Trustee Laurence Raw on 23 June 2018. Professor Raw was a tireless advocate for adaptation studies who wrote passionately about adaptation’s relationship to history, performance, and translation in numerous essays and edited collections, as well as on his own personal website. Given Professor Raw’s longstanding commitment both to furthering adaptation scholarship and to the Association for Adaptation Studies itself, the Association has elected to rename one its Doctoral European travel bursaries in his honour.
Special Issue of LFQ on Audiences and Adaptation
The latest issue of the open access adaptation journal LFQ is out now: https://www.salisbury.edu/lfq/. The special issue is devoted to Audiences and Adaptation.
AAS Conference 2017
The Association of Adaptation Studies Annual Conference will return to its roots in the Centre for Adaptations, De Montfort University, Leicester, where it hosted the Association’s inaugural conference. The focus will be on ‘returns’ and, as Linda Hutcheon has argued, ‘return’ does not necessarily mean ‘regression’.
The longstanding Literature/Film Quarterly has relaunched as the online, open-access journal LFQ. The first issue features a roundtable of leading adaptation scholars addressing the question, “What is the state of adaptation studies and/or what are the current possibilities within the field?” Read Editor-in-Chief Elsie Walker’s introduction to the issue here.