Transnational Negotiation in the Cross-Cultural Remake
(NeMLA March 15-18, 2012. Hyatt Regency Hotel downtown. Rochester, NY)
This panel aims to bring into conversation different approaches and models for analyzing the cross-cultural film remake as an industrial, textual, and cultural category. Much work has been done on Hollywood remakes of Hollywood films but the area of cross-cultural remakes remains relatively under-theorized. Most scholarship on remakes concerns itself with issues of adaptation and homage in the remake; plagiarism and recycling; anxiety of influence in the remake, etc. While these factors acquire a different inflection in the cross-cultural remake, it becomes imperative to ask certain additional questions when films cross industries, nations, and cultures: What is the nature of intertextuality here? How does the remake transform into a different culture by transforming ideologies of gender, class, and nation? What kinds of films get remade by a particular industry and why? Further, the cross-cultural remake throws light on the transnational nature of the industries. By borrowing and rejecting certain aspects of the source text, the remake dramatizes the ideological negotiation between the two cultures and industries in the global arena. This panel therefore welcomes papers that deal with (but are not limited to) issues pertaining to cross-cultural remakes: plagiarism and copyright; gender and nation; genre, intertextuality, and audience; and, globalization.
Please send 250-300 words abstract and a brief author bio to Gohar Siddiqui at GTSIDDIQ@SYR.EDU by September 30, 2011.
Film and Screen Studies (Dept of English)
401 Hall of Languages
Syracuse, NY 13210 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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