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International Graduate Student Conference: Transmedia Explorations: Literature-Film-Media Formulations

Saturday, February 29, 2020 from 09:00 am to 07:00 pm

Event Details

WHEN
Saturday, February 29, 2020 from 09:00 am to 07:00 pm
WHERE
Oriental Hall, AUC Tahrir Square
CONTACT
English and Comparative Literature Department
26151628/1630 26151628/1630
Description

International Graduate Student Conference: Transmedia Explorations: Literature-Film-Media Formulations

AUC, Tahrir Campus, Oriental Hall Saturday, February 29, 2020 (9:00 am–7:00 pm) 

 Program 

 Registration and Coffee 8:30 am-9:00 am  

 Welcome & Opening Remarks Dr. Ferial Ghazoul (ECLT Dept.--AUC) 9:00 am-9:15 am 

 

Panel 1 9:15 am -10:30 am Filming Back and Appropriation  

Chair: Dr. Megan MacDonald (ECLT Dept.--AUC) 

Nada Zeyada (Alexandria U), “From Stage to Screen: A Cross-Cultural Examination of Gender Stereotypes in William Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew and the Egyptian Movie Beware of Eve” 

Nagwa Dawoud (Cairo U), “Filming back: The Relationship between Literature and Film in the 1719 novel Robinson Crusoe and the 1975 Film Man Friday” 

Nadine Nasef (MIU), “The Greatest Showman: A Rags-to-Riches Fairytale or A Precept?” 

Nariman Eid (Cairo U), “Igor and Eva: A Deeper Relation than Frankenstein and His Monster”  

Coffee Break 10:30 am-10:45 am 

Panel 2 10:45 am -11:45 am Visual Adaptation of Modern Arabic Novels  

Chair: Dr. Malek Khouri (The Arts Dept.--AUC) 

Claire Begbie (AUC), “Transmedia Collaboration and Solidarity in Bab el-Shams (2004)” 

Somaya Abdul Wahhab (Alexandria U), “A New Text is Born: A Study of Media Adaptation of Bahaa Taher’s The Sunset Oasis” 

Asser Mattar (Alexandria U), “Aslan's Heron and the Retreating Dreams” 

Keynote Address 11:45 am -12:30 pm Dr. Elliott Colla (Arabic and Islamic Studies--Georgetown U),  “Adaptation and the Imagination: Baghdad Central on Page and on Screen”  

Introduced by Dr. Walid El Hamamsy (English Dept.--Cairo U)  

Lunch Break 12:30 pm-1:30 pm  

Panel 3 1:30 pm-2:45 pm Class, Gender, and Ethnicity in Film and Text  

Chair: Dr. Maha El Said (English Dept.--Cairo U) 

Sara Hegazi (Alexandria U), “Salata Baladi and El Mawlouda, a Story Told from Screen to Text and from Text to Screen” 

Bushra Hashem (AUC), “On the Cusp: Nubian/Egyptian Identity between Literature, Cinema, and Popular Culture” 

Nada Soliman (Cairo U), “Manifestations of the Self in Theory and Film: Jungian Reflections on Fallen Angels Paradise Movie” 

Omnya Saad (Ain Shams U), “The Nakbah Narrated:  Testimonies and Documentaries” 

Coffee Break 2:45 pm -3:00 pm 

Panel 4 3:00 pm-4:15 pm Theoretical Issues and Intersemiotics  

Chair: Dr. Faten Morsy (English Dept.--Ain Shams U) 

Sohaila Saad (Cairo U), “The Character of the Villain: Studying the Development of the Character of the Joker” 

Fayrouz Yasser (Alexandria U), “Mise-en-Scène in Theater and Cinema” 

Lina Agameya (Alexandria U), “Originality and Fidelity: Hierarchical Misconceptions about Adaptation from Literature to Film” 

Laila Kamal (Alexandria U), “Investigating the Strategies for the Transmutation of Literary Symbols and Motifs from Novels to Films” 

Coffee Break 4:15 pm-4:30 pm  

Keynote Address 4:30 pm-5:15 pm Annemarie Jacir (Palestinian Filmmaker and Poet), “Cinema as Visual Poetry”  

Introduced by Dr. Terri Ginsberg (The Arts Dept.--AUC)   

5:15 pm-6:45 pm Screening Tim Schwab, Cinema Palestine (documentary with Annemarie Jacir and others”  

Closing Remarks Dr. Ferial Ghazoul (ECLT Dept.--AUC) 6:45 pm-7:00 pm 

Cost and Tickets
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Organizer

English and Comparative Literature Department

Phone: 26151628/1630 26151628/1630

eclinfo@aucegypt.edu
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Venue

Oriental Hall, AUC Tahrir Square


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