Centre for Adaptations
The international Centre for Adaptations brings together academics from Drama, English, Film Studies and New Media.
It hosts the journal, Adaptation (Oxford University Press) and the book series, Screen Adaptations (Methuen and Norton), organises workshops across universities in Europe and America, offers lectures during an annual cultural events week, and manages the annual Association of Adaptation Studies conference (which has taken place in Leicester, Atlanta, Amsterdam, London, Berlin and Istanbul).
The Humanities MA is offered through the Centre which also recruits students for the PhD / MPhil / MA by Research degrees.
The Director of the Centre for Adaptations is Professor Deborah Cartmell.
“The new journal, Adaptation and the new Association of Adaptation Studies is a most welcome development in an area that has been for so long under-represented in academic circles. As a practitioner, I find it rather thrilling to be the object of scholarly investigation!" - Andrew Davies - Screenwriter and novelist.
AHRC Midlands3Cities funding for UK/EU students:
The Centre for Adaptations at the De Montfort University is inviting applications from students whose research interests include a wide variety of adaptation topics under the Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership (M3C DTP). The deadline for M3C funding applications is 16 January 2017. For full details, please click here.
We are pleased to report that the Centre for Textual Studies and the Centre for Adaptations acquired the Andrew Davies archive in July of 2015. The collection consists of scripts, letters and unpublished materials which have been digitised. This exclusive material is an excellent addition to the Centres' collections.
We are delighted to announce a new PhD bursary, "Literary and Dramatic Adaptation: New Approaches and New Kinds of Evidence", currently being offered at De Montfort University in Leicester through the Centre for Adaptations and the Centre for Textual Studies. For more details, click here.
Deborah Cartmell and Imelda Whelehan, eds. Teaching Adaptations (Palgrave 2014): nominated by Palgrave for the best pedagogical book in English for 2014.
Deborah Cartmell, Adaptations in the Sound Era: 1927-37 (Bloomsbury 2015).
'From Theatre to Screen and Back Again', edited by Deborah Cartmell and Elinor Parsons, Adaptation (2014).View more publications
Association Of Adaptation Studies
Oxford Journals: Adaptation
CFP: Adapting Medieval and Early Modern Culture, 3 March 2017, Trinity House, De Montfort University, Leicester
The convoluted histories of medieval and early modern monarchs, reformers and rebellions have inspired plays, novels, poems, fairy tales and a recent outpouring of popular medieval and early modern adaptations in novels, film and television, such as Merlin, The Game of Thrones, The Tudors and Wolf Hall. We invite proposals that discuss the adaptation of the medieval and early modern periods in film, television, animation, plays, novels and poetry.
Proposals of a maximum of 100 words should be sent to Cassandra Hunter by 15 December 2016 at: P11235624@my365.dmu.ac.uk.
The 11th Annual Conference of the Association of Adaptation Studies,St Anne’s College, Oxford, UK, 26-27 September 2016
The Association of Adaptation Studies conference was attended by more than 100 delegates with publishers from Palgrave Macmillan and Oxford University Press. Organised by centre staff, Professor Deborah Cartmell and Dr Jamie Sherry, it was also attended by Centre research students, past and present, including Ashley Polasek, Laura Fryer, Sally King, Dave Cliffe and Lucy Hobbs.
Previous conferences and events
For more information visit our previous conferences and events page.