Literature/Film Association 2017 Conference

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MCLL is a sponsor of this year’s Literature/Film Association Conference, “Politics, Ethics, and Adaptation,” Oct. 26th – 28th, at the UM University Center. Please follow the link for the schedule of events. The conference addresses political and ethical dimensions involved in adaptation – between media, genres, societies, communication systems, and other narrative and cultural phenomena. How are topics of politics and ethics treated in different texts, media, and cultural spaces? How can intersections between these be seen through the lens of politics and ethics?

These and other related questions will be addressed by 48 presenters from the US, Canada, Germany, India, and Turkey over the course of the conference. UM faculty and students from sponsoring and invited campus programs will have the chance to attend panels Friday and Saturday, October 27th and 28th.

The conference keynote lecture, “The Politics of Language in American Indian Cinema,” will be delivered by UM Department of Native American Studies Chair, Ted Van Alst on Thursday, October 26th, at 6 pm in the UC Theater. Dr. Van Alst’s lecture is free of admission and open to the public.