“Adaptation and the Stage in the Nineteenth Century”
Keynote Speaker, Jacky Bratton, Royal Holloway, University of London
Scholars of the nineteenth century have always been interested in the cultural, economic and aesthetic contexts and practices of adaptation. The adaptation of fiction, poetry, and painting into plays to feed hungry theatre managers and audiences was an important part of the overall cultural economy of the Victorian period. Adaptation from Victorian novel to film has long been the subject of discussion, debate, and theorisation, while more recently exchanges between visual culture, the novel, and the theatre in the period have gained increasing attention. This Colloquium draws together scholars working in this inter-disciplinary field, with a focus on the performance cultures of the nineteenth century.
Selected papers will be published as a Special Number of Nineteenth Century Theatre and Film, the internationally recognised journal for work on theatre and film of the long nineteenth century.
Conference fee: £15.00, or £10.00 for postgraduates and undergraduates (payable on the day). Lunch, tea and coffee are included.
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