From Text to Screen and Back: Adaptation Across Media

Event Dates: 21 May 2014
Birkbeck School of Arts
Birkbeck University of London
43 Gordon Square
London WC1H 0PD

The Birkbeck School of Arts presents:

Birkbeck Arts Week 2014

Welcome to Birkbeck’s seventh annual Arts Week – running this year from Monday 19 to Friday 23 May. The week will include lectures, readings, film screenings, taster courses, performances and panel discussions and is our annual showcase of the varied enterprises of Birkbeck academics, on topics both public and scholarly.

The programme of events reflects the liveliness of teaching and research within Birkbeck’s School of Arts, whose internationally renowned academics address some of the most important issues that affect our society today.

From Text to Screen and Back: Adaptation Across Media

Dr Richard Taws (UCL), Dr Silke Arnold de Simine (Birkbeck), Dr Ann Lewis (Birkbeck) will explore the contested but highly productive concept of intermediality, and its relation to ideas of adaptation, through case studies taken from across English, French and German-speaking cultures.  Presentations will focus on Eric Rohmer’s film about the French Revolution, L’Anglaise et le duc (2001), illustrations and film versions of Marivaux’s bestseller La Vie de Marianne (1731-42) and Nosferatu, F. W. Murnau’s 1922 screen adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1897). This workshop will analyse different kinds of intermedial encounter, and the rich suggestiveness of this form of representation as a reflection on the possibilities of different media.

Introduction by Dr Luisa Cale (Birkbeck):

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Dr Ann Lewis (Birkbeck):

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Dr Silke Arnold de Simine (Birkbeck):

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Dr Richard Taws (UCL):

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Discussion:

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