A growing body of work on nineteenth-century popular theatre, print, and commodities shows the emergence of a culture or entertainment industry led by commercial interests. The panel chairs seek to convey a historical understanding of adaptation in its numerous forms as a popular and profitable cultural practice. The panel will demonstrate the magnitude of adaptation’s presence in the nineteenth century and its influence on popular culture, literary history, cultural literacy, and the modern entertainment industry.
The panel organizers invite papers on the opera, the music hall, illustration, dramatizations, narrativizations, translations, cheaper re-issues, merchandise, etc. in England or elsewhere in the world.
They will round out a panel that includes presentations on theatrical adaptations and serial novels sold in penny numbers. The 2015 conference theme is Material Cultures/Material Worlds, and the general CFP can be found online at http://www.ncsaweb.net/Portals/0/CFP%20NCSA%20Boston%202015.pdf.
Please email 250-word abstracts along with a one-page CV to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com by September 1, 2014. Paper abstracts should include author's name, institutional affiliation, and paper title in the heading.